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Descriptor English: Jehovah's Witnesses
Descriptor Spanish: Testigos de Jehová
Descriptor Portuguese: Testemunhas de Jeová
Descriptor French: Témoins de Jéhovah
Entry term(s): Jehovah Witnesses
Jehovahs Witnesses
Watchtower Bible and Tract Society
Witnesses, Jehovah's
Tree number(s): K01.844.188.573
M01.352
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D033221
Scope note: Members of a religious denomination founded in the United States during the late 19th century in which active evangelism is practiced, the imminent approach of the millennium is preached, and war and organized government authority in matters of conscience are strongly opposed (from American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed). Jehovah's Witnesses generally refuse blood transfusions and other blood-based treatments based on religious belief.
Annotation: specify geographic term if pertinent; CATALOGER: Use NAF entry
Allowable Qualifiers: HI history
PX psychology
Previous Indexing: Christianity (1974-2002)
Public MeSH Note: 2003; see CHRISTIANITY 1978-2002
History Note: 2003; use CHRISTIANITY 1978-2002
DeCS ID: 37712
Unique ID: D033221
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2003/01/01
Date of Entry: 2002/07/03
Revision Date: 2015/06/05
Jehovah's Witnesses - Preferred
Concept UI M0004356
Scope note Members of a religious denomination founded in the United States during the late 19th century in which active evangelism is practiced, the imminent approach of the millennium is preached, and war and organized government authority in matters of conscience are strongly opposed (from American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed). Jehovah's Witnesses generally refuse blood transfusions and other blood-based treatments based on religious belief.
Preferred term Jehovah's Witnesses
Entry term(s) Jehovah Witnesses
Jehovahs Witnesses
Watchtower Bible and Tract Society
Witnesses, Jehovah's



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