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1. Going before; preceding. Any previous counsel or preventive understanding. (Cudworth)

2. Tending to defeat or hinder; obviating; preventing the access of; as, a medicine preventive of disease. Physic is either curative or preventive. (Sir T. Browne) Preventive service, the duty performed by the armed police in guarding the coast against smuggling.

Origin: Cf. F. Preventif.

That which prevents, hinders, or obstructs; that which intercepts access; in medicine, something to prevent disease; a prophylactic.

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Blind faith

... that had influenced our development. As for BDDVM example, it is utter nonsense. Evidence can be assessed quickly and do not necessarily impeded preventive measures. Typical silly what if story reflecting more of your prejudice than anything else. Honestly I would have expected a bit more depth ...

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by canalon
Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Blind faith
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Views: 28451

H1N1 Scare

We do really observe strict hand washing even in our university and it's true that it's one of the cheapest preventive measures.

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by mcar
Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: H1N1 Scare
Replies: 11
Views: 11010

H1N1 Scare

So far the AH1N1 cases here were mild at least. I think that we must focus further of the preventive measures for dengue; it becomes prevalent in our communities again especially that we have more frequent rains.

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by mcar
Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: H1N1 Scare
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Views: 11010

Re: Important unknown nanotech within humans

... while in a hospital in Washington another neurodegerative disease.... March 2001: Dr. Trudy L. Bush, 52 —Expertise: Professor of epidemiology and preventive medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine whose work in the field of women’s health brought her international acclaim. —Circumstance ...

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by vincio
Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:36 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Important unknown nanotech within humans
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Views: 175700

bacterial infections before antibiotics...

Pretty much limited to preventive measures like boiling water etc http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/milmedhist/chapter3.htm read the WWI section.

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by mith
Mon May 05, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: bacterial infections before antibiotics...
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