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Princeton's WordNet

  1. United States Public Health Service, PHS(noun)

    an agency that serves as the office of Surgeon General; includes agencies whose mission is to improve the public health

Freebase

  1. United States Public Health Service

    The Public Health Service Act of 1944 structured the United States Public Health Service as the primary division of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, which later became the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The PHS comprises all Agency Divisions of Health and Human Services and the Commissioned Corps. The Assistant Secretary for Health oversees the PHS and the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. United States Public Health Service

    A constituent organization of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES concerned with protecting and improving the health of the nation.

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