Medicine is the practice of maintaining and restoring health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of patients whose death it is the discipline's ultimate concern to avert. It has traditionally been regarded as both an art and a science: the term is derived from the Latin ars medicina meaning the art of healing.
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History [ edit ]
The hieroglyphic for brain from The Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus (17th century B.C.)
Physician treating a patient. Red-figure Attic aryballos, ca. 480–470 BC.
Trepanation, as described by Hans von Gersdorff in Feldbuch der Wundartzney (1517)
Image from Andreas Vesalius's De humani corporis fabrica (1543), page 164.
Image from 11th century AH (17th century AD) Persian manuscript by Mansur ibn Muhammad Ahmad at the Majles Library, Tehran.
The earliest illustration of tuberous sclerosis, displayed in Rayer's 1835: "Traité des maladies de la peau".
Primary care [ edit ]
Emergency / Urgent care [ edit ]
Paramedics attending to a man after a fall from a bridge
An ambulance from the Philadelphia Fire Department
Interior of an Ambulance.
Reagan medical center in Los Angeles
Nurse at the bedside of a young boy in an Intensive Care Unit, IBN Sina Hospital, Baghdad, Iraq (April 2004).
Specialties [ edit ]
Pharmacy [ edit ]
Monopoly of big pharma companies
Depo-Estradiol (estradiol cypionate) vials
Diagnostic imaging / Radiology [ edit ]
Typical PET imaging facility
Magnetic resonance imaging(MRI)
Positron emission tomography(PET)