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Proceedings of Forum on Training Future Doctors

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Medical Education

MEDICINE IS A VOCATION

Ronald McCoy

Medicine is the science and practice of preventing, diagnosing, and treating disease. It had its origins in ancient Greece in the 7th century BC and is one of the oldest and most respected professions in the world.

Perhaps the best known name in the history of medicine is that of Hippocrates, the Greek physician who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath and founded the Hippocratic school of medicine, which greatly influenced medical science until the 18th century.… Read the rest

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