from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The attitude and conduct of a physician in the presence of a patient.
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- n. The ability of a medic or doctor to interact with his/her patients.
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- n. manner or conduct of a physician in the presence of a patient
Coined 1884, in a caption to a cartoon by George du Maurier: (Wiktionary)