A form of acute hypochondriasis that affects most people in training to be a physician. For example, when studying Hodgkin disease, a medical student feels behind their ears or neck, feels little lymph nodes (that are entirely normal), and thinks they have Hodgkin disease.
- Medical school, first American
First American medical school.
- Medical scientist
Christian Boehmer Anfinsen, Jr., Oswald Theodore Avery, Julius Axelrod, Donald Fredrickson, Joshua Lederberg, Barbara McClintock, Marshall W. Nirenberg, Linus Pauling, Martin Rodbell, and many more.
- Medical symbol
A staff or rod with a snake curled around it.This is the Rodof Aesculapius (also called Asklepios), the ancientmythical god of medicine. Asklepios may have been a real person who wasrenowned for his gentle remedies and humane treatment of thementally ill.Today, the staff of Aesculapius is a commonly used symbol of medicine.It is the symbol […]
A nonprofit emergency medical information service, known for its MedicAlert jewelry, particularly the bracelet, and its 24-hour emergency response center. MedicAlert was founded by Marion and Chrissie Collins in California. In 1953, when Dr. and Mrs. Collins were away on vacation, their daughter Linda cut her finger and was taken to a hospital. There she […]
To identify a condition as a disorder requiring medical treatment. The term “medicalize” is also used in a pejorative or disparaging sense.