Glossary

Glossary

Below you will find a glossary of terms used throughout Inspiring Physicians also known as Munk's Roll: Lives of the fellows obituary service


 

A

AA Dip

Architectural Association Diploma

AB

Bachelor of Arts

Aberd

Aberdeen

AC

Companion of the Order of Australia

AFOM

Associate of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine

AFC

Air Force Cross

AGH

Australian General Hospital

AHA

American Heart Association

AIDS

Acquired Immunity Deficiency Syndrome

AKC

Associate of King's College, London

AM

Master of Arts

AM

Member of the Order of Australia

AMU

Acute Medical Unit

AO

Officer Order of Australia

ARCO

Associate of the Royal College of Organists

ARCVS

Associate of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

B

BA

Bachelor of Arts

BAO

Bachelor of the Arts of Obstetrics

BBC  

British Broadcasting Corporation

BC

Bachelor of Surgery

BCh  

Bachelor of Surgery

BChD

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

BChir

Bachelor of Surgery

BCG  

Bacillus Calmette-Guerin

BCL  

Bachelor of Civil Law

BDS  

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

BEF

British Expeditionary Force

Belf  

Belfast

BFA  

Bachelor of Fine Arts

BGS

British Geriatric Society

Birm

Birmingham

BM

Bachelor of Medicine

BMA

British Medical Association

BMedSc

Bachelor of Medical Science

BMedSci

Bachelor of Medical Science

BMJ

British Medical Journal

BPA

British Paediatric Association

BPharm

Bachelor of Pharmacy

BS

Bachelor of Surgery

BSc

Bachelor of Science

BSG

British Society of Gastroenterology

Bt

Baronet

BTEC  

British and Technology Education Council

BUPA  

British United Provident Association

C

Cand med

Candidate of Medicine

Cand phil  

Candidate of Philosophy

Cantab

Cambridge

CAPD

Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis

CB

Companion Order of the Bath

CBE  

Commander Order of the British Empire

CC  

Companion of the Order of Canada

CCST  

Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training

CCT  

Certificate of Completion of Training

CH

Companion of Honour

ChB  

Bachelor of Surgery

CM  

Master of Surgery

CM

Member of the Order of Canada

CMG  

Companion Order of St Michael and St George

CMO  

Chief Medical Officer

CNAA  

Council for National Academic Awards

CND

Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

CO

Commanding Officer

CPH  

Certificate in Public Health

CRC  

Cancer Research Campaign

CT

Computerized Tomography

CStJ  

Commander of the Venerable Order of St John of Jerusalem

D

DA

Diploma in Anaesthetics

DA

Doctor of Arts

DAP&E

Diploma in Applied Parasitology and Entomology

DAvMed  

Diploma in Aviation Medicine

DBA

Doctor of Business Administration

DC

District of Columbia

DCH  

Diploma in Child Health

DCL

Doctor of Civil Law

DCMT  

Diploma in Clinical Medicine of the Tropics

DCP

Diploma in Clinical Pathology

DGM  

Diploma in Geriatric Medicine

DHL

Doctor of Humane Letters

DHMSA  

Diploma in the History of Medicine of the Society of Apothecaries (London)

DHSS

Department of Health and Social Security

DIC

Diploma of Imperial College

DIH  

Diploma in Industrial Health

Dip Bact

Diploma in Bacteriology

Dip HIV med

Diploma in HIV Medicine

Dip Pall Med  

Diploma in Palliative Medicine

DIY

Do It Yourself

DKSM  

Diploma of the Kitchener School of Medicine

DLitt

Doctor of Literature, Doctor of Letters

DM

Doctor of Medicine

DMI  

Dissertatio Medica Inauguralis

DMR  

Diploma in Medical Radiology

DMRD  

Diploma in Medical Radio-diagnosis

DMRE  

Diploma in Medical Radiology and Electrolysis

DMRT  

Diploma in Medical Radio-therapy

DMS

Director of Medical Services, Doctor of Medicine and Surgery

DMus

Doctor of Music

DNA  

Deoxyribonucleic acid

DNB  

Diplomate of National Board

DObst

Diploma in Obstetrics

DOH

Department of Health

DPA

Diploma in Public Administration

DPH  

Diploma in Public Health

DPhil  

Doctor of Philosophy

DPhysMed  

Diploma in Physical Medicine

DPM

Diploma in Psychological Medicine

DPM

Diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine

DPMSA

Diploma in the Philosophy of Medicine of the Society of Apothecaries (London)

DRCOG  

Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

DSC

Distinguished Service Cross

DSc  

Doctor of Science

DTCD  

Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases

DTech  

Doctor of Technology

DTM  

Diploma in Thoracic Medicine

DTM&H

Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Health

Dubl

Dublin

DUniv

Honorary Doctor of the University

Durh

Durham

E

ECG

Electrocardiogram

Edin

Edinburgh

EEG  

Electroencepthalograph

EMG  

Electromyography

EMS  

Emergency Medical Service

ENT  

Ear, Nose and Throat

Ex

Extra urbem/outside the city

F

FAA

Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science

FAAP  

Fellow of the American Academy of Paediatrics

FACC  

Fellow of the American College of Cardiology

FACCP  

Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology

FACG  

Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology

FACOEM  

Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

FACOG

Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

FACOM

Fellow of the Australian College of Occupational Medicine

FACP

Fellow of the American College of Physicians

FACR  

Fellow of the American College of Radiologists

FACRM  

Fellow of the Australian College of Rehabilitation Medicine

FACS

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

FACTM

Fellow of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine

FACVen  

Fellow of the Australasian College of Venereologists

FAFOM  

Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational Medicine (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)

FAFPHM

Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine

FAHA

Fellow of the American Heart Association

FAHMS

Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences

FAMM

Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Malaysia

FAMS

Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore

FAMSI

Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences of India

FANCZA

Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

FANZCP

Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

FBA

Fellow of the British Academy

FBPhS

Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society

FBPsS

Fellow of the British Psychological Society

FCAHS

Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

FCCP

Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians

FCCP

Fellow of the Ceylon College of Physicians

FCGP

Fellow of the College of General Practitioners

FCCMG

Fellow of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists

FCPS

Fellow of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (Pakistan)

FCP SA

Fellow of the College of Physicians of South Africa

FCRA

Fellow of the College of Radiologists of Australia

FCS (SAf)

Fellow of the College of Surgeons of South Africa

FDSRCS

Fellow in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England

FEng

Fellow of the Academy of Engineering

FESC

Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology

FFA

Fellow of the Faculty of Anaesthetists

FFAEM

Fellow of the Faculty of Accident and Emergency Medicine

FFARCSI

Fellow of the Faculty of Anaesthetists of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

FFCM

Fellow of the Faculty of Community Medicine

FFOM

Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine

FFPH

Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health

FFPHM

Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine

FFPM RCP

Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine, Royal College of Physicians

FFR

Fellow of the Faculty of Radiologists

FHKCCM

Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine

FHKCFP

Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians

FHKCP

Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Physicians

FHKAM

Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

FICE

Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers

FIAP

Fellow of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics

FIBiol

Fellow of the Institute of Biology

FIFST

Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology

FIMechE

Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

FINucE

Fellow of the Institute of Nuclear Engineers

FInstP

Fellow of the Institute of Physics

FLA

Fellow of the Library Association

FLS

Fellow of the Linnean Society

FMCPaed

Fellow of the Medical College of Paediatrics

FMedSci

Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

FRACGP

Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

FRACMA

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators

FRACP

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians

FRACR

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Radiologists

FRACS

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

FRAeS

Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society

FRAM

Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music

FRANZCP

Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

FRCGP

Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners

FRCOG

Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

FRCA

Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

FRCP

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

FRCPA

Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australia

FRCPath

Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists

FRCPC

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada

FRCPCH

Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

FRCPI

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

FRCPS

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons

FRCPsych

Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

FRCPT

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Thailand

FRCR

Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists

FRCS

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

FRCSC

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada

FRCSI

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

FREng

Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

FRES

Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London

FRFPS

Fellow of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons

FRIAS

Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland

FRIC

Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chemistry

FRPharmS

Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

FRS

Fellow of the Royal Society

FRSA

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

FRSC

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

FRSC

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

FRSE

Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

FRSocMed

Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

FWACP

Fellow of the West African College of Physicians

G

GCMG

Knight Grand Cross Order of St Michael and St George

GCVO

Knight Grand Cross Royal Victorian Order

GI

Gastro-intestinal

Glasg

Glasgow

GMC

General Medical Council

GOQ

Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec

GP

General Practitioner

 

H

HA

Health Authority

hc

honoris causa (honorary)

HH

His/Her Highness, Holiness

HIV

Human Immodeficiency Virus

HM

His/Her Majesty, or Majesty’s

HMS

Her/His Majesty’s Ship

HMSO

His/Her Majesty’s Stationery Office

HNC

Higher National Certificate

Hon

Honorary/Honourable

Hons

Honours

HQ

Headquarters

HRH

Her/His Royal Highness

I

Inst

Institute

ICI

Imperial Chemical Industries

IQ

Intelligence Quotient

J

JP

Justice of the Peace

K

KBE

Knight Commander of the British Empire

KCB

Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath

KCH

Knight Commander of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order

KCMG

Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George

KCVO

Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order

KstJ

Knight Commander of the Venerable Order of St John of Jerusalem

Kt

Knight

L

LCC

London County Council

LDS

Licentiate in Dental Surgery

LHD

Literarum Humaniorum Doctor (Doctor of Literature)

LittD

Doctor of Literature, Doctor of Letters

Liverp

Liverpool

LLB

Bachelor of Laws

LLD

Doctor of Laws

LM

Licentiate in Midwifery

LMCC

Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada

LMS

Licentiate in Medicine and Surgery

LMSSA

Licentiate in Medicine and Surgery, Society of Apothecaries London

Lond

London

LRCP

Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians

LRCS

Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons

LRFPS

Licentiate of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Lt

Lieutenant

M

MA

Master of Arts

MACD

Member of the Australasian College of Dermatologists

MAE

Member of the Academia Europaea

Manch

Manchester

MB

Bachelor of Medicine

MBA

Master of Business Administration

MBE

Member of the Order of the British Empire

MC

Military Cross

MCC

Marylebone Cricket Club

MCPS

Member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (Pakistan)

MD

Doctor of Medicine

MDU

Medical Defence Union

Med Lic

Medical Licentiate

Melb

Melbourne

MFCM

Member of the Faculty of Community Medicine

MFOM

Member of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine

MFPHM

Member of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine

MFPM

Member of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine

MMed

Master of Medicine

MMR

Mass Miniature Radiography

MOH

Medical Officer of Health

MP

Member of Parliament

MPH

Master of Public Health

MRACP

Member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians

MRANZCP

Member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

MRC

Medical Research Council

MRCGP

Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners

MRCP

Member of the Royal College of Physicians

MRCPath

Member of the Royal College of Pathologists

MRCPI

Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

MRCPsych

Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

MRCS

Member of the Royal College of Surgeons

MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

MRPharmS

Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

MS

Master of Surgery

MSc

Master of Science

MusD

Doctor of Music

N

NHS

National Health Service

NICE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

NNMA

Nigerian National Merit Award

NSW

New South Wales

NUI

National University of Ireland

NYU

New York University

NZ

New Zealand

NZEF

New Zealand Expeditionary Force

O

OAM

Medal of the Order of Australia

OBE

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

OC

Officer of the Order of Canada

OD

Order of Distinction of the Jamaican Government

OFR

Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

OM

Order of Merit

ONZM

Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit

OstJ

Member of the Venerable Order of St John of Jerusalem

OTC

Officers’ Training Corps

OUP

Oxford University Press

Oxon

Oxford

P

PACES

Practical assessment of clinical examination skills

PET

Positron Emission Tomography

PgDip

Postgraduate Diploma

PGDip

Postgraduate Diploma

PhD

Doctor of Philosophy

PHLS

Public Health Laboratory Service

PLAB

Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board

Q

QSO

Queen’s Service Order

R

RA

Royal Academician

RAAMC

Royal Australian Army Medical Corps

RACP

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

RAF

Royal Air force

RAFVR

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

RAMC

Royal Army Medical Corps

RASC

Royal Army Service Corps

RCAF

Royal Canadian Air Force

RCAMC

Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

RCM

 (Member of) the Royal College of Music

RCOG

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

RCP

Royal College of Physicians

RCPI

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

RCS

Royal College of Surgeons

RCSI

Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

RD

Reserve Decoration

RFC

Royal Flying Corps

RMO

Resident Medical Officer, Regimental Medical Officer

RNA

Ribonucleic Acid

RNVR

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

RNZNVR

Royal New Zealand Naval Volunteer Reserve

RSM

Royal Society of Medicine

RUI

Royal University of Ireland

S

SB

Scientiae Baccalaureus (Bachelor of Science)

ScD  

Doctor of Science

SEAC

South-East Asia Command

SHO

Senior House Officer

SHMO  

Senior House Medical Officer

SSRI

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

St And

St Andrews

T

T(M)  

Trained Medically

T(S)  

Trained Surgically

TA  

Territorial Army

TB  

Tuberculosis

TD

Territorial Decoration

TDD

Tuberculosis Diseases Diploma

U

UAE

United Arab Emirates

UCH

University College Hospital

UCL  

University College London

UCLA  

University of California, Los Angeles

UK

United Kingdom

Univ  

University

V

VD

Venereal Disease

VIP  

Very Important Person

VRD

Volunteer Reserve Decoration

W

WHO

World Health Organization

Wits  

Witwatersrand

WRNS

Women’s Royal Naval Service

Y

YMCA

Young Men’s Christian Association