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Latest American Academy of Environmental Medicine Stories

2008-09-01 21:00:08

By Patrick B. Massey, M.D. Two weeks ago, I attended a meeting of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. That might sound like people who are interested in the environment - and that's partially correct. It's a group of physicians, nurses and other health-care providers who are interested in the internal "environment" of each person and in providing the best care using what is truly known about how the body works. When I was in medical school, we learned a lot about the...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'