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Practice of medicine   /prˈæktəs əv mˈɛdəsən/   Listen
Practice of medicine

The learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries.  Synonym: medicine.

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"Practice of medicine" Quotes from Famous Books

... Clinical Lectures on the Principles and Practice of Medicine. New edition (the third), pp. 1005, with five hundred ...
— Elements of Agricultural Chemistry • Thomas Anderson

... no danger of his poisoning anybody through haste or carelessness, but it was possible that an urgent "case" might have succumbed to the disease while he was putting up the remedy. Nor was his caution entirely passive. In those days the "heroic" practice of medicine was in keeping with the abnormal development of the country; there were "record" doses of calomel and quinine, and he had once or twice incurred the fury of local practitioners by sending back their ...
— Under the Redwoods • Bret Harte

... critical reader; as he cannot but foresee, that many errors will be discovered, many additional species will require to be inserted; and others to be transplanted, or erased. If he could expend another forty years in the practice of medicine, he makes no doubt, but that he could bring this work nearer perfection, and thence render it more worthy the attention of philosophers.——As it is, he is induced to hope, that some advantages will be derived from it to the science of medicine, and consequent utility to the ...
— Zoonomia, Vol. II - Or, the Laws of Organic Life • Erasmus Darwin

... devil idea was substantially abandoned in the practice of medicine, and when it was admitted that God had nothing to do with ordinary coughs and colds, it was still believed that all the frightful diseases were sent by him as punishments for the wickedness of the people. It was thought to be a kind of blasphemy ...
— The Ghosts - And Other Lectures • Robert G. Ingersoll

... thousands upon thousands of drugs used to alleviate the distressing symptoms of a host of diseased states of the body. The doctor then decides which pink or purple or baby-blue pill to prescribe for the patient. This is not, in my opinion, the practice of medicine. Far too many of these new "miracle" drugs are introduced with fanfare and then reveled as lethal in character, to be silently discarded for newer and more powerful drugs. Dr. Henry Bieler: Food is Your ...
— How and When to Be Your Own Doctor • Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon

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