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Medicine is the science and practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness. Contemporary medicine applies biomedical sciences, biomedical research, genetics, and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and disease, typically through pharmaceuticals or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapy, external splints and traction, medical devices, biologics, and ionizing radiation, amongst others.

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Some of these are funny. Some of them make me never want to go to a hospital/doctor's office again.

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International Medical Congress, Moscow, 1897.

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I'm a surgical tech and this is one of the hundreds of gallbladders I've helped remove over the years!

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Wow! Who would have thought!

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Mary Roach writes the best books for people interested in human biology and physiology. Super graphic and fantastically done! Stiff Gulp Spook

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Awesome TED talk about how 3d printing can change organ donation!

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"Intelligent" surgical knife with the ability to detect cancerous tissues.

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