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Medicine

med' i sin, (1) a substance used in treating disease or illness; (2) the art or science of preserving health and treating disease

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The World's First "Test-Tube" Baby
The first documented birth of a human being conceived outside its mother's womb occurred in Lancashire, England, on July 25, 1978.
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Major Medical Specialty Fields

The Hippocratic Oath
has provided a blueprint for medical ethics for more than 2,000 years. It first lays down the obligation of a doctor to his teacher and his teacher's family. Then it outlines his standards of behavior in serving the patient's interest.

Origins of the Universal Symbol for a Prescription
Origins of the "Universal" Symbol for a Prescription
The symbol is traceable to the sign of Jupiter, which was placed on ancient prescriptions to appeal to that god for favorable action of the medicine.

History of Medicine
History of Medicine

Practice of Medicine
Practice of Medicine

Public Health
Public Health
all organized measures (public and private) to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong life among the population as a whole

Hospitals, Clinics, Etc.
Hospitals, Clinics, Etc.

Missionary Medicine

Diseases of the Endocrine Glands
Diseases of the Endocrine Glands
of or being a gland that secretes hormones directly into the blood or lymph

Diseases of the Genitourinary System
Diseases of the Genitourinary System

Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
Infectious and Parasitic Diseases

Dentistry
Dentistry

Gynecology and Obstetrics
Gynecology and Obstetrics
the branch of medicine that deals with the health maintenance and diseases of women, especially of the reproductive organs

Nursing
Nursing
the profession or practice of providing care for the sick and infirm

Otorhinolaryngology

Pediatrics
Pediatrics
the branch of medicine concerned with the development, care, and diseases of children

Pharmacy and Materia Medica
Pharmacy and Materia Medica
the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines

Surgery
Surgery
the art or work of treating diseases, injuries, or deformities by operation on the body, usually with instruments

Therapeutics
Therapeutics
the branch of medicine concerned with the use of remedies to treat disease

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