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Medicine is the science and "art" of maintaining and/or
restoring human health through the
study, diagnosis, and treatment of patients. The term is derived from
the Latin ars medicina
meaning the art of healing.
The modern practice of medicine occurs at the many
interfaces between the art of healing
and various sciences. Medicine is directly connected to the health
sciences and biomedicine.
Broadly speaking, the term 'Medicine' today refers to the fields of
clinical medicine, medical
research and surgery, thereby covering the challenges of disease and