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med·i·cine

 (mĕd′ĭ-sĭn)
n.
1.
a. The science and art of diagnosing and treating disease or injury and maintaining health.
b. The branch of this science encompassing treatment by drugs, diet, exercise, and other nonsurgical means.
2. The practice of medicine.
3. A substance, especially a drug, used to treat the signs and symptoms of a disease, condition, or injury.
4. Something that serves as a remedy or corrective: medicine for rebuilding the economy; measures that were harsh medicine.
5.
a. Shamanistic practices or beliefs, especially among Native Americans.
b. Something, such as a ritual practice or sacred object, believed to control natural or supernatural powers or serve as a preventive or remedy.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin medicīna, from feminine of medicīnus, of a doctor, from medicus, physician; see medical.]

medicine

(ˈmɛdɪsɪn; ˈmɛdsɪn)
n
1. (Medicine) any drug or remedy for use in treating, preventing, or alleviating the symptoms of disease
2. (Medicine) the science of preventing, diagnosing, alleviating, or curing disease
3. (Medicine) any nonsurgical branch of medical science
4. (Medicine) the practice or profession of medicine: he's in medicine.
5. (Anthropology & Ethnology) something regarded by primitive people as having magical or remedial properties
6. take one's medicine to accept a deserved punishment
7. a taste of one's own medicine a dose of one's own medicine an unpleasant experience in retaliation for and by similar methods to an unkind or aggressive act
[C13: via Old French from Latin medicīna (ars) (art of) healing, from medicus doctor, from medērī to heal]

med•i•cine

(ˈmɛd ə sɪn; esp. Brit. ˈmɛd sən)

n., v. -cined, -cin•ing. n.
1. any substance used in treating disease or illness.
2. the art, science, or profession of preserving health and of curing or alleviating disease.
3.
a. the art or science of treating disease by nonsurgical means.
b. the branch of the medical profession concerned with this.
4. (among North American Indians) any object or practice regarded as having magical powers.
v.t.
5. to administer medicine to.
Idioms:
take one's medicine, to submit bravely or resignedly to punishment, esp. when deserved.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Latin medicīna (ars) healing (art), feminine of medicīnus of a physician. See medical, -ine1]

med·i·cine

(mĕd′ĭ-sĭn)
1. The scientific study of diagnosing, treating, or preventing disease and injury to the body or mind.
2. A drug or other substance used to treat a disease or injury.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniquesmedicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
emergency procedure - (medicine) a procedure adopted to meet an emergency (especially a medical emergency)
infusion - (medicine) the passive introduction of a substance (a fluid or drug or electrolyte) into a vein or between tissues (as by gravitational force)
practice of medicine, medicine - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; "he studied medicine at Harvard"
uranalysis, urinalysis - (medicine) the chemical analysis of urine (for medical diagnosis)
scatology - (medicine) the chemical analysis of excrement (for medical diagnosis or for paleontological purposes)
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
irrigation - (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution
bloodletting - formerly used as a treatment to reduce excess blood (one of the four humors of medieval medicine)
actinotherapy, radiation therapy, radiotherapy, irradiation, radiation - (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance
tomography, imaging - (medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body
venipuncture - (medicine) puncture of a vein through the skin in order to withdraw blood for analysis or to start an intravenous drip or to inject medication or a radiopaque dye
teras, monster - (medicine) a grossly malformed and usually nonviable fetus
gauze, gauze bandage - (medicine) bleached cotton cloth of plain weave used for bandages and dressings
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
ointment, salve, unguent, balm, unction - semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
percussor, plessor, plexor - (medicine) a small hammer with a rubber head used in percussive examinations of the chest and in testing reflexes
truss - (medicine) a bandage consisting of a pad and belt; worn to hold a hernia in place by pressure
achromia - an absence of normal pigmentation especially in the skin (as in albinism) or in red blood cells
succedaneum - (medicine) something that can be used as a substitute (especially any medicine that may be taken in place of another)
regimen, regime - (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet)
medical science - the science of dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease
allergology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and treatment of allergies
anesthesiology - the branch of medical science that studies and applies anesthetics
angiology - the branch of medical science that studies the blood and lymph vessels and their disorders
bacteriology - the branch of medical science that studies bacteria in relation to disease
biomedicine - the branch of medical science that studies the ability of organisms to withstand environmental stress (as in space travel)
biomedicine - the branch of medical science that applies biological and physiological principles to clinical practice
cardiology - the branch of medicine dealing with the heart and its diseases
dental medicine, dentistry, odontology - the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth
prosthetics - the branch of medicine dealing with the production and use of artificial body parts
dermatology - the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases
emergency medicine - the branch of medicine concerned with the prompt diagnosis and treatment of injuries or trauma or sudden illness
endocrinology - the branch of medicine dealing with the endocrine glands and their secretions
epidemiology - the branch of medical science dealing with the transmission and control of disease
forensic medicine, forensic pathology - the branch of medical science that uses medical knowledge for legal purposes; "forensic pathology provided the evidence that convicted the murderer"
gastroenterology - the branch of medicine that studies the gastrointestinal tract and its diseases
geriatrics, gerontology - the branch of medical science that deals with diseases and problems specific to old people
gynaecology, gynecology - the branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and hygiene of women
haematology, hematology - the branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs
2.medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of diseasemedicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
acyclovir, Zovirax - an oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpes; does not cure the disease but relieves the symptoms
alendronate, Fosamax - a tablet (trade name Fosamax) prescribed to prevent or treat osteoporosis in women after menopause
allopurinol, Zyloprim - a drug (trade name Zyloprim) used to treat gout and other conditions in which there is an excessive buildup of uric acid
amrinone, Inocor - a drug (trade name Inocor) used intravenously in heart failure; increases strength of contraction of myocardium
analgesic, anodyne, pain pill, painkiller - a medicine used to relieve pain
angiogenesis inhibitor - a drug that is designed to prevent the growth of blood vessels that nourish tumors
antiarrhythmic, antiarrhythmic drug, antiarrhythmic medication - a drug used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm
antibacterial, antibacterial drug, bactericide - any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
anticholinergic, anticholinergic drug - a substance that opposes or blocks the action of acetylcholine
anticholinesterase - a medicine that inhibits cholinesterase by combining with it and so has a cholinergic effect
anticoagulant, anticoagulant medication, decoagulant - medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood
anticonvulsant, anticonvulsant drug, antiepileptic, antiepileptic drug - a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)
antidepressant, antidepressant drug - any of a class of drugs used to treat depression; often have undesirable side effects
antidiabetic, antidiabetic drug - a drug used to treat diabetes mellitus
antidiarrheal, antidiarrheal drug - a drug used to control or stop diarrhea
antidiuretic, antidiuretic drug - a drug that limits the formation of urine
antiemetic, antiemetic drug - a drug that prevents or alleviates nausea and vomiting
antihistamine - a medicine used to treat allergies and hypersensitive reactions and colds; works by counteracting the effects of histamine on a receptor site
antihypertensive, antihypertensive drug - a drug that reduces high blood pressure
anti-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory drug - a medicine intended to reduce inflammation
antiprotozoal, antiprotozoal drug - a medicinal drug used to fight diseases (like malaria) that are caused by protozoa
antipyretic, febrifuge - any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever
antiseptic - a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
antispasmodic, antispasmodic agent, spasmolytic - a drug used to relieve or prevent spasms (especially of the smooth muscles)
antitussive - any medicine used to suppress or relieve coughing
antiviral, antiviral agent, antiviral drug - any drug that destroys viruses
APC - a drug combination found in some over-the-counter headache remedies (aspirin and phenacetin and caffeine)
astringent, astringent drug, styptic - a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
atomic cocktail - an oral dose of radioactive substance used in treatment and diagnosis of cancer
azathioprine, Imuran - an immunosuppressive drug (trade name Imuran) used to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ
blocking agent, blocker - a class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological process
bronchodilator - a drug that relaxes and dilates the bronchial passageways and improves the passages of air into the lungs
calcium blocker, calcium-channel blocker - any of a class of drugs that block the flow of the electrolyte calcium (either in nerve cell conduction or smooth muscle contraction of the heart); has been used in the treatment of angina or arrhythmia or hypertension or migraine
carminative - medication that prevents the formation of gas in the alimentary tract or eases its passing
Atromid-S, clofibrate - a drug (trade name Atromid-S) that reduces lipids in the blood serum; used to treat some cardiovascular diseases
clopidogrel bisulfate, Plavix - a blood thinner (trade name Plavix) approved for the treatment of mild heart attacks; works by preventing blood platelets from sticking together to form clots that would restrict blood flow
cold medicine - medicine intended to relieve the symptoms of the common cold
3.medicine - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; "he studied medicine at Harvard"
learned profession - one of the three professions traditionally believed to require advanced learning and high principles
preventive medicine - the branch of medicine concerned with preventing disease; "the medical establishment doesn't profit from preventive medicine"
alternative medicine - the practice of medicine without the use of drugs; may involve herbal medicines or self-awareness or biofeedback or acupuncture
complementary medicine - the practice of medicine that combines traditional medicine with alternative medicine
group practice - (medicine) the practice of medicine by a group of physicians who share their premises and other resources
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
quack - act as a medical quack or a charlatan
doctor - give medical treatment to
vet - provide veterinary care for
vet - provide (a person) with medical care
nurse - try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury; "He nursed his cold with Chinese herbs"
dispense, administer - give or apply (medications)
transfuse - give a transfusion (e.g., of blood) to
digitalize - administer digitalis such that the patient benefits maximally without getting adverse effects
cure, bring around, heal - provide a cure for, make healthy again; "The treatment cured the boy's acne"; "The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to"
remedy, relieve - provide relief for; "remedy his illness"
dress - apply a bandage or medication to; "dress the victim's wounds"
poultice, plaster - dress by covering with a therapeutic substance
bandage - dress by covering or binding; "The nurse bandaged a sprained ankle"; "bandage an incision"
strap - secure (a sprained joint) with a strap
splint - support with a splint; "splint a broken finger"
operate on, operate - perform surgery on; "The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"
venesect - practice venesection
medicine, medicate - treat medicinally, treat with medicine
medicate - impregnate with a medicinal substance
drug, dose - administer a drug to; "They drugged the kidnapped tourist"
dope up, dope - give a narcotic to; "The athletes were dope by the coach before the race"
soup - dope (a racehorse)
salve - apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing
leech, phlebotomise, phlebotomize, bleed - draw blood; "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment"
inject, shoot - give an injection to; "We injected the glucose into the patient's vein"
infuse - introduce into the body through a vein, for therapeutic purposes; "Some physiologists infuses sugar solutions into the veins of animals"
vaccinate, immunise, immunize, inoculate - perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation; "We vaccinate against scarlet fever"; "The nurse vaccinated the children in the school"
cup, transfuse - treat by applying evacuated cups to the patient's skin
ancylose, ankylose - undergo ankylosis; "joints ankylose"
ancylose, ankylose - produce ankylosis by surgery
eviscerate - remove the contents of; "eviscerate the stomach"
diagnose - subject to a medical analysis
explore - examine (organs) for diagnostic purposes
palpate, feel - examine (a body part) by palpation; "The nurse palpated the patient's stomach"; "The runner felt her pulse"
amputate, cut off - remove surgically; "amputate limbs"
slough off - separate from surrounding living tissue, as in an abortion
eviscerate, resect - surgically remove a part of a structure or an organ
4.medicine - punishment for one's actions; "you have to face the music"; "take your medicine"
penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment - the act of punishing
Verb1.medicine - treat medicinally, treat with medicinemedicine - treat medicinally, treat with medicine
practice of medicine, medicine - the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries; "he studied medicine at Harvard"
care for, treat - provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics"
drug, dose - administer a drug to; "They drugged the kidnapped tourist"
salve - apply a salve to, usually for the purpose of healing

medicine

Related words
adjectives Aesculapian, iatric
like pharmacomania
Quotations
"Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic" [Thomas Szasz The Second Skin]

Medicine

Branches of medicine  aetiology or etiology, anaesthetics, anaplasty, anatomy, andrology, angiology, audiology, aviation medicine, bacteriology, balneology, bioastronautics, biomedicine, cardiology, chiropody, dental hygiene or oral hygiene, dental surgery, dentistry, dermatology, diagnostics, eccrinology, electrophysiology, electrotherapeutics, embryology, encephalography, endocrinology, endodontics, epidemiology, exodontics, forensic or legal medicine, gastroenterology, genitourinary medicine, geratology, geriatrics, gerontology, gynaecology or (U.S.) gynecology, haematology or (U.S.) hematology, hydrotherapeutics, immunochemistry, immunology, industrial medicine, internal medicine, laryngology, materia medica, midwifery, morbid anatomy, myology, neonatology, nephrology, neuroanatomy, neuroendocrinology, neurology, neuropathology, neurophysiology, neuropsychiatry, neurosurgery, nosology, nostology, nuclear medicine, nutrition, obstetrics, odontology, oncology, ophthalmology, optometry, orthodontics or orthodontia, orthopaedics or (U.S.) orthopedics, orthoptics, orthotics, osteology, osteoplasty, otolaryngology, otology, paediatrics or (U.S.) pediatrics, pathology, periodontics, pharyngology, physical medicine, physiotherapy or (U.S.) physiatrics, plastic surgery, posology, preventive medicine, proctology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychology, radiology, rheumatology, rhinology, serology, space medicine, spare-part surgery, speech therapy, sports medicine, stomatology, surgery, symptomatology, syphilology, therapeutics, tocology or tokology, toxicology, trichology, urology, venereology, veterinary science or medicine, virology
Medical practitioners and specialists  aetiologist or etiologist, anaesthetist, anatomist, andrologist, audiologist, bacteriologist, balneologist, barefoot doctor, cardiologist, chiropodist, consultant, dental hygienist or oral hygienist, dentist or dental surgeon, dermatologist, diagnostician, dietitian, district nurse, doctor, electrophysiologist, embryologist, endocrinologist, endodontist, epidemiologist, exodontist, extern or externe (U.S. & Canad.), forensic scientist, gastroenterologist, general practitioner or GP, geriatrician or geriatrist, gerontologist, gynaecologist or (U.S.) gynecologist, haematologist or (U.S.) hematologist, health visitor, house physician, houseman, hydrotherapist, immunologist, intern or interne (U.S. & Canad.), internist, junior doctor, laboratory technician, laryngologist, matron, midwife, myologist, neonatologist, nephrologist, neuroanatomist, neurologist, neuropathologist, neurophysiologist, neuropsychiatrist, neurosurgeon, nosologist, nurse, nursing officer, nutritionist, obstetrician, occupational therapist, odontologist, oncologist, ophthalmologist, optician, optometrist, orderly, orthodontist, orthopaedist or (U.S.) orthopedist, orthoptist, orthotist, osteologist, otolaryngologist, otologist, paediatrician or (U.S.) pediatrician, paramedic, pathologist, pharyngologist, physiotherapist or physio, plastic surgeon, proctologist, psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, psychologist, radiographer, radiologist, registrar, resident (U.S. & Canad.), rheumatologist, rhinologist, serologist, speech therapist, surgeon, syphilologist, therapist, toxicologist, trichologist, urologist, venereologist, veterinary surgeon, vet or (U.S.) veterinarian, virologist
Medical and surgical instruments and equipment  arthroscope, artificial heart, artificial kidney, aspirator, bandage, bedpan, bistoury, bronchoscope, cannula or canula, cardiograph, catheter, catling, clamp, clinical thermometer, colonoscope, colposcope, compressor, CT scanner or CAT scanner, curet or curette, cystoscope, defibrillator, depressor, dialysis machine, drain, electrocardiograph, electroencephalograph, electromyograph, encephalogram, endoscope, fetoscope, fibrescope or (U.S.) fiberscope, fluoroscope, forceps, gamma camera, gastroscope, gonioscope, haemostat or (U.S.) hemostat, heart-lung machine, heat lamp, hypodermic or hypodermic needle, hypodermic or hypodermic syringe, inhalator, inspirator, iron lung, kidney machine, kymograph or cymograph, lancet or lance, laparoscope, laryngoscope, life-support machine, microscope, nebulizer, needle, nephroscope, oesophagoscope or (U.S.) esophagoscope, ophthalmoscope, orthoscope, otoscope, oxygen mask, oxygen tent, pacemaker, packing, perimeter, pharyngoscope, plaster cast, pneumatometer, pneumograph, probe, proctoscope, Pulmotor (trademark), raspatory, respirator, resuscitator, retinoscope, retractor, rheometer, rhinoscope, roentgenoscope or röntgenoscope, scalpel, scanner, skiascope, sling, sound, specimen bottle, speculum, sphygmograph, sphygmomanometer, spirograph, spirometer, splint, stethoscope, stomach pump, stretcher, stupe, stylet, styptic pencil, suture, swab, syringe, thoracoscope, tourniquet, trepan, trephine, trocar, ultrasound scanner, urethroscope, urinometer, ventilator, wet pack, X-ray machine
Branches of alternative medicine  acupressure, acupuncture, Alexander technique, aromatherapy, autogenic training, Bach flower remedy, biofeedback, chiropractic, herbalism, homeopathy or homoeopathy, hydrotherapy, hypnosis, hypnotherapy, iridology, kinesiology, massage, moxibustion, naturopathy, osteopathy, radionics, reflexology, shiatsu

medicine

noun
1. An agent used to restore health:
2. A substance used in the treatment of disease:
Translations
الطبدواءدَواءدَوَاءٌطِب
лекарствомедицина
léklékařstvímedicína
medicinlægevidenskab
meditsiin
lääkelääketiede
medicinalijek
orvostudományvarázsszerbelgyógyászatgyógyszerorvosság
læknisfræðilæknisfræîilyflyf, meîal
medicinaterapijavaistaivaistingasvaistinis
medicīnamedikaments, zāles
medicína
medicinazdravilo
lekzdravilo
medicinläkarvetenskapläkekonstläkemedel
ยาแพทยศาสตร์การรักษา
ilaçilâçtıp
ліклікарстволікилікуваннямедицина
y học

medicine

[ˈmedsɪn,ˈmedɪsɪn]
A. N
1. (= drug) → medicina f, medicamento m
to give sb a dose or taste of his own medicinepagar a algn con la misma moneda
to take one's medicinecargar con or arrostrar las consecuencias
2. (= science) → medicina f
B. CPD medicine ball N (Sport) → balón m medicinal
medicine box, medicine cabinet, medicine chest Nbotiquín m
medicine man Nhechicero m

medicine

[ˈmɛdsən] n
(= profession, subject) → médecine f
I want to study medicine → Je veux étudier la médecine.
a branch of medicine → une branche de la médecine
a career in medicine → une carrière médicale alternative medicine
(= particular drug) → médicament m
I need some medicine → J'ai besoin d'un médicament.
(= drugs) a shortage of medicine → médicaments mplmedicine cabinet narmoire f à pharmaciemedicine chest nboîte f à pharmaciemedicine man n [medicine men] (pl) → sorcier m guérisseur

medicine

n
Arznei f, → Medizin f (inf); (= one particular preparation)Medikament nt; to take one’s medicine (lit)seine Arznei einnehmen; (fig)die bittere Pille schlucken, in den sauren Apfel beißen; to give somebody a taste of his own medicine (fig)es jdm mit gleicher Münze heimzahlen or zurückzahlen; now we’ll see how you like a taste of your own medicinejetzt werden wir sehen, wie es dir schmeckt, wenn dir das passiert
(= science)Medizin f; to practise (Brit) or practice (US) medicineden Arztberuf ausüben

medicine

:
medicine ball
nMedizinball m
medicine chest
nHausapotheke f, → Arzneischränkchen nt
medicine man
nMedizinmann m
medicine show
n (US Hist) Schau eines reisenden Wunderdoktors

medicine

[ˈmɛds/ɛ7n, ˈmɛdɪs/ɛ7n]
1. n
a. (drug) → medicina
to give sb a taste of his own medicine (fig) → rendere pan per focaccia a qn
b. (science) → medicina

medicine

(ˈmedsin) noun
1. a substance, especially a liquid for swallowing, that is used to treat or keep away disease or illness. a dose of medicine.
2. the science of curing people who are ill, or making their suffering less (especially by means other than surgery). He is studying medicine.
medicinal (məˈdisinl) adjective
1. having the power to heal and used as a medicine. medicinal substances.
2. of healing. for medicinal purposes.
meˈdicinally adverb

medicine

دَوَاءٌ lék medicin Medizin φάρμακο medicina lääke médicament medicina medicina geneeskunde medisin medycyna medicina лечение medicin ยา ilaç y học

med·i·cine

n. medicina.
1. ciencia que se dedica al mantenimiento de la salud por medio de tratamientos de curación y prevención de enfermedades;
aerospace ______ del espacio;
clinical ______ clínica;
community ______ comunal, al servicio de la comunidad;
emergency ______ de urgencia;
environmental ______ ecológica;
forensic ______ forense;
integral ______ integral;
legal ______ legal;
___ chestbotiquín;
nuclear ______ nuclear;
preventive ______ preventiva;
socialized ______ socializada;
sports ______ deportiva;
tropical ______ tropical;
veterinary ______ veterinaria;
2. una droga o medicamento.

medicine

n (field) medicina; (medication) medicina, medicamento; addiction — medicina de la adicción; allergy (ulcer, etc.) — medicina antialérgica (antiulcerosa, etc.); complementary and alternative — medicina complementaria y alternativa; evidence-based — medicina basada en la evidencia; family — medicina familiar or de familia; folk — medicina tradicional or popular, curanderismo; herbal — fitoterapia; holistic — medicina holística or integral; integrative — medicina integrativa; internal — medicina interna; nuclear — medicina nuclear; numbing — (fam) anestésico (local); occupational — medicina laboral or ocupacional; physical — and rehabilitation medicina física y rehabilitación; preventive — medicina preventiva; regenerative — medicina regenerativa; socialized — medicina socializada; sports — medicina deportiva; traditional — medicina tradicional or popular; veterinary — veterinaria; Western — medicina occidental
References in classic literature ?
Then he tied them up, saying, with the happy look Jo liked to see, "Please give these to your mother, and tell her I like the medicine she sent me very much.
It is not an accident and it is not because I do not know as much of medicine as anyone here.
He bore a reputation for wisdom rather than skill--leaving the active practice of medicine to his assistants and younger contemporaries--and was much sought for in matters of consultation.
My brother is a great medicine," said the cunning savage; "he will try?
Will he see his family physician, and obtain a medicine that shall preserve him, to be an honor and blessing to his race, until the utmost term of patriarchal longevity?
Hester repelled the offered medicine, at the same time gazing with strongly marked apprehension into his face.
After I had taken it and John had made me as comfortable as he could, he said he should stay half an hour to see how the medicine settled.
I alone,--and gave him all his medicine, and did everything for him; and then he called me his good angel, and said I'd saved his life.
But the walking of which I speak has nothing in it akin to taking exercise, as it is called, as the sick take medicine at stated hours--as the Swinging of dumb-bells or chairs; but is itself the enterprise and adventure of the day.
But every- body was full of attentions and kindnesses, and these brought cheer back into my life, and were the right medicine to help a convalescent swiftly up toward health and strength again; so I gained fast.
They are after BB's life, for running them out of Medicine Bow and taking their stolen horses away from them.
We got an old tin lantern, and a butcher-knife with- out any handle, and a bran-new Barlow knife worth two bits in any store, and a lot of tallow candles, and a tin candlestick, and a gourd, and a tin cup, and a ratty old bedquilt off the bed, and a reticule with needles and pins and beeswax and buttons and thread and all such truck in it, and a hatchet and some nails, and a fishline as thick as my little finger with some mon- strous hooks on it, and a roll of buckskin, and a leather dog-collar, and a horseshoe, and some vials of medicine that didn't have no label on them; and just as we was leaving I found a tolerable good curry-comb, and Jim he found a ratty old fiddle-bow, and a wooden leg.