(n.) A teacher; one skilled in a profession, or branch of knowledge learned man.
(n.) An academical title, originally meaning a men so well versed in his department as to be qualified to teach it. Hence: One who has taken the highest degree conferred by a university or college, or has received a diploma of the highest degree; as, a doctor of divinity, of law, of medicine, of music, or of philosophy. Such diplomas may confer an honorary title only.
(n.) One duly licensed to practice medicine; a member of the medical profession; a physician.
(n.) Any mechanical contrivance intended to remedy a difficulty or serve some purpose in an exigency; as, the doctor of a calico-printing machine, which is a knife to remove superfluous coloring matter; the doctor, or auxiliary engine, called also donkey engine.
(n.) The friar skate.
(v. t.) To treat as a physician does; to apply remedies to; to repair; as, to doctor a sick man or a broken cart.
(v. t.) To confer a doctorate upon; to make a doctor.
(v. t.) To tamper with and arrange for one's own purposes; to falsify; to adulterate; as, to doctor election returns; to doctor whisky.
(v. i.) To practice physic.
(1) The results of the evaluation confirm that most problems seen by first level medical personnel in developing countries are simple, repetitive, and treatable at home or by a paramedical worker with a few safe, essential drugs, thus avoiding unnecessary visits to a doctor.
(2) Psychiatry unlike philosophy (with its problem of solipsism) recognizes the existence of other minds from the nonverbal communication between doctor and patient.
(3) Confidence is the major prerequisite for a doctor to be able to help his seriously ill patient.
(4) Another important factor, however, seems to be that patients, their families, doctors and employers estimate capacity of performance on account of the specific illness, thus calling for intensified efforts toward rehabilitation.
(5) During these delays, medical staff attempt to manage these often complex and painful conditions with ad hoc and temporizing measures,” write the doctors.
(6) Their significance in adding to the doctor's knowledge of the patient is delineated.
(7) Other recommendations for immediate action included a review of the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the General Medical Council for doctors, with possible changes to their structures; the possible transfer of powers to launch criminal prosecutions for care scandals from the Health and Safety Executive to the Care Quality Council; and a new inspection regime, which would focus more closely on how clean, safe and caring hospitals were.
(8) Doctors may plausibly make special claims qua doctors when they are treating disease.
(9) There were 54 patients who had a family doctor, 38 felt he could assist in aftercare.
(10) In this way they offer the doctor the chance of preventing genetic handicaps that cannot be obtained by natural reproduction, and that therefore should be used.
(11) The move comes as a poll found that 74% of people want doctors to be allowed to help terminally ill people end their lives.
(12) This investigation examined the extent to which attitudes of doctors who participated in a one-year training programme for general practice changed in intended directions by training.
(13) Doctors have blamed rising levels of type 2 diabetes on the growing number of overweight and obese adults.
(14) But leading British doctors Sarah Creighton , consultant gynaecologist at the private Portland Hospital, Susan Bewley , consultant obstetrician at St Thomas's and Lih-Mei Liao , clinical psychologist in women's health at University College Hospital then wrote to the journal countering that his clitoral restoration claims were "anatomically impossible".
(15) In 1968, nearly 60% of the malignant ovarian tumors were treated by doctors in internal medicine, surgery and radiology etc., rather than gynecology, which was partly because the primary site of the cancer was unknown during the clinical course and partly because the gynecologist gave up treatment of patients in advanced cases.
(16) Doctors, who once treated human body as an entity, are so specialized that none seems to know any more that the head bone is still indirectly connected to the great toe.
(17) This paper describes a computer-based system that would allow doctors, patients, nurses, researchers and experts to participate in medical care in ways that will enhance the usefulness of the system, and will allow the system to grow, adapt and improve as a function of this participation.
(18) Twenty-five of the 29 eligible doctoral programs in nursing participated in the study; results are based on the responses of 326 faculty, 659 students, and 296 alumni.
(19) The position that it is time for the nursing profession to develop programs leading to the N.D. degree, or professional doctorate, (for the college graduates) derives from consideration of the nature of nursing, the contributions that nurses can make to development of an exemplary health care system, and from the recognized need for nursing to emerge as a full-fledged profession.
(20) A doctor the Guardian later speaks to insists it makes no sense.
(n.) One who leads.
(n.) A contrivance for removing superfluous ink or coloring matter from a roller. See Doctor, 4.