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Descriptor English: Orphanages
Descriptor Spanish: Orfanatos
Descriptor Portuguese: Orfanatos
Descriptor French: Orphelinats
Entry term(s): Orphanage
Tree number(s): J03.775.640
VS3.002.010.006
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019372
Scope note: Institutions for the housing and care of orphans, foundlings, and abandoned children. They have existed as such since the medieval period but the heading is applicable to such usage also in modern parlance.
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
OG organization & administration
SD supply & distribution
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Public MeSH Note: 97
History Note: 97
DeCS ID: 33204
Unique ID: D019372
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Date Established: 1997/01/01
Date of Entry: 1996/06/10
Revision Date: 2016/06/13
Orphanages - Preferred
Concept UI M0028827
Scope note Institutions for the housing and care of orphans, foundlings, and abandoned children. They have existed as such since the medieval period but the heading is applicable to such usage also in modern parlance.
Preferred term Orphanages
Entry term(s) Orphanage



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