Richard Asher and some words of wisdom

Richard asher and some words of wisdom from Jonathan McFarland

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Richard Asher and some words of wisdom

Richard Asher and some words of wisdom.

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The Etymology of Medical terms 2

In my recent post about Etymology I said that I would introduce new terms on a regular basis  and as I had some suggestions from a follower of the blog I decided to investigate into the words. The words are “Placebo” and Caesarian section” .       PLACEBO Placebo comes from the Latin “placebo”,…

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The Etymology of Medical terms 2

The Etymology of Medical terms 2.

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Dr Gustavo Catalan – The curiosity of a Writer-Physician

The Oxford English dictionary states that curiosity is “a strong desire to know or learn something”. For me,curiosity is perhaps at the centre of everything, curiosity makes the  world go round, makes us wish to change and progress. Doctors often study medicine because of this curiosity; they want to discover how the body works, and what…

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Dr Gustavo Catalan – The curiosity of a Writer-Physician

Dr Gustavo Catalan – The curiosity of a Writer-Physician.

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Etymology of Medical terms

The etymology of medical words is a fascinating field and one that give us an insight into the present use of words. Today I am going to give a few examples but hope to continue a regular post on the subject. Here are a couple of examples to start off the series:      …

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Etymology of Medical terms

Etymology of Medical terms.

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Diario de Mallorca 3rd February 2013 – Cancer – different fronts in the same battle

“Today, the session of the oncologists is in English and the teacher (1) attends, taking notes and correcting the occasional term when necessary. Cancer,tumour, chemo, metastasis….. are words that are understood perfectly despite being spoken in another language. The department of Oncology sees the mastering of this language as essential to progress in the knowledge…

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