medicable


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med·i·ca·ble

 (mĕd′ĭ-kə-bəl)
adj.
Potentially responsive to treatment with medicine; curable: medicable conditions; a medicable complaint.

medicable

(ˈmɛdɪkəbəl)
adj
(Medicine) potentially able to be treated or cured medically
ˈmedicably adv

med•i•ca•ble

(ˈmɛd ɪ kə bəl)

adj.
treatable; curable.
[1610–20; < Latin]
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The faith in progress, the move from theoretical rationalism to practical empiricism, the increasingly widespread view of health as a commodity, the new notions of hygiene and preventative medicine, the growth of public courses in private amphitheatres, the ascendancy of surgery, the flourishing of the periodical press and especially of medical journals--all led to an "expansion of the medicable." Self-help manuals proliferated; anything and everything and anyone and everybody could be treated and probably fixed.