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- Abdominal aortic aneurysm : Aneurysm that involves the descending aorta from the diaphragm to the split at the iliac arteries.
- Abnormal psychology : The field of study which focuses on describing patterns of behavior that deviate from accepted social norms.
- Action T4 : Secret program in Nazi Germany in which Adolf Hitler's regime killed up to 250,000 people with disabilities.
- Bacteria : A major group of single-celled microorganisms.
- Bacteriology : The branch of microbiology concerned with the study, use, and control of bacteria
- Borderline personality disorder : A personality disorder marked by a pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts. (National Library of Medicine)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention : US Public health agency serving as the centre for preventing, tracking controlling and investigating the epidemiology of AIDS and other diseases.
- Dermatology : Field of medicine that specialises in the treatment of skin disorders.
- Frederick Delius : English composer (1862-1934) whose work is noted for chromaticism, extended melody, and African-American influences.
- Félix d'Hérelle : (1873 – 1949) - A French-Canadian bacteriologist, and the discoverer of bacteriophages.
- Giant cell : Multinucleated mass formed by the fusion of several distinct cells, usually in response to an infection or foreign body.
- Joseph Igersheimer : (1879 - 1965) German-born ophthalmologist, regarded as the architect of modern ophthalmology.
- Kroger Babb : (30 December 1906 – 28 January 1980) American film and television producer and showman, whose marketing techniques were similar to a travelling salesman's, from the medicine-show tradition.
- Lyme disease : Emerging infection transmitted by the bite of ticks carrying the spirochete bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi.
- Microbiology : The study of microorganisms (overlapping with areas of virology, bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology).
- Mycology : The branch of microbiology concerned with the study and effects of fungi
- Parapsoriasis : A group of relatively uncommon inflammatory, maculopapular, scaly eruptions of unknown etiology and resistant to conventional treatment.
- Prokaryote : Single celled organism with no membrane-bound organelles.
- Sexually transmitted disease : Infections that are transmitted through exchange of semen, blood, and other body fluids or by direct contact with the affected body areas of infected people.
- Systematics : The study of the diversity of organism characteristics, and how they relate via evolution.
- Treponema pallidum : The pathogen, a spirochete, which causes the infectious disease, syphilis.
- Tuskegee Syphilis Study : Clinical study conducted in the 1930s in Tuskegee, Alabama, by the US Public Health Service, into syphilis for research related to the natural progression of the untreated disease.
- Venereal disease : Infections spread through sexual contact.
- Virology : The study of viruses, sometimes included in the field of microbiology.