Classic Medicine

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Statue of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine, holding the symbolic Rod of Asclepius with its coiled serpent

Medicine (also called conventionalorthodoxscientific, or mainstream medicine, especially in connection with alternative medicine, UK English Listeni/ˈmɛdsɨn/, US English Listeni/ˈmɛdɨsɨn/) is the field of applied science related to the art of healing by diagnosistreatment, and prevention of disease.[1] It encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness in human beings.

Contemporary medicine applies biomedical sciencesbiomedical researchgenetics and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and disease, typically through medication or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapyexternal splints & tractionprosthesesbiologicspharmaceuticalsionizing radiation among others.[2]

The word medicine is derived from the Latin ars medicina, meaning the art of healing.[3][4]

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