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Unformatted text preview: NCH WRITER you may see the doctor now The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. VOLTAIRE (1694–1778) This lesson continues with words about science, but this time, the focus is on words associated with medical science. THE SCIENCE OF MEDICINE is the scientific area most of us come in contact with. We go to the doctor for check-ups, immunizations, and in unfortunate times, when we’re ill. And most of us may see more than one doctor, depending on what hurts or what treatment we need. But just a hundred years ago, most people in the United States had only one doctor, the family doctor. As with other scientific fields, the practice of medicine has become increasingly specialized. Most doctors now become experts in treating specific parts of the body, and in some cases, treat only one type of disease. Think of the last two doctor visits you made; were they to the same doctor? Probably not. You probably went to one doctor for a general check-up, another to have your teeth cle...
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