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internal medicine

(Encyclopedia) internal medicine, branch of medicine concerned with nonsurgical remedies for diseases of the internal organs. While the internist is trained to diagnose and treat…

pediatrics

(Encyclopedia) pediatrics pēdēă´trĭks [key], branch of medicine dedicated to the attainment of the best physical, emotional, and social health for infants, children, and young people…

Taussig, Helen Brooke

(Encyclopedia) Taussig, Helen Brooke, 1898–1986, American physician, b. Cambridge, Mass., M.D. Johns Hopkins Univ., 1927. She spent her entire career at Johns Hopkins, where she founded…

ultrasound

(Encyclopedia) ultrasound or sonography, in medicine, technique that uses sound waves to study and treat hard-to-reach body areas. In scanning with ultrasound, high-frequency…

heart

(Encyclopedia) heart, muscular organ that pumps blood to all parts of the body. The rhythmic beating of the heart is a ceaseless activity, lasting from before birth to the end of life…