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Western World

"Western World" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A historical and cultural entity dispersed across the wide geographical area of Europe, as opposed to the East, Asia, and Africa. The term was used by scholars through the late medieval period. Thereafter, with the impact of colonialism and the transmission of cultures, Western World was sometimes expanded to include the Americas. (Dr. James H. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Western World" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Western World" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 14 publications over 11 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2001 and 2010 and 2013
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