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#951 - 03/28/00 08:13 AM nosocomial - iatrogenic
cadaver Offline
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Registered: 03/17/00
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A prominently featured Op Ed piece in the Monday " New York Times" having to do with the lack of hand cleanliness in hospitals reminded me of a good word. NOSOCOMIAL means a disease contracted while in the hospital and is closely related to IATROGENIC, meaning "physician caused" disease.


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#952 - 03/28/00 05:25 PM Re: nosocomial - iatrogenic
Jackie Offline

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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11609
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky

Whew! These are good ones! Is your screen name
related to this knowledge, by any chance?


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#953 - 03/29/00 05:32 AM Re: nosocomial - iatrogenic
juanmaria Offline
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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 163
Loc: Malaga, Spain.
Fine post!
I love those medical words that can keep the layman in a happy ignorance.
My favorite ones:
-It's a lot easier prescribing someneone a test for "lues" that a test for syphilis.
-When they say "idiopathic" instead of saying "I don't know jack about your problem".

Juan Maria.

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