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Names MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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for articles & books on personal given or surnames; history of names & name changes of agencies, societies, organizations, universities, medical schools, hospitals & other corporate bodies go here (NIM) + specific body if in MeSH as main heading (IM) or GOVERNMENT AGENCIES; SOCIETIES; UNIVERSITIES; HOSPITALS or other generic heading if specific corporate body is not in MeSH (IM)
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Personal names, given or surname, as cultural characteristics, as ethnological or religious patterns, as indications of the geographic distribution of families and inbreeding, etc. Analysis of isonymy, the quality of having the same or similar names, is useful in the study of population genetics. NAMES is used also for the history of names or name changes of corporate bodies, such as medical societies, universities, hospitals, government agencies, etc.
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