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- noun medicine The branch of medicine which deals with the prevention and correction of
deformitiesin bodies; orthopedics.
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Materia medica, orthopedia, medical analysis, general surgery, bacteriology, therapeutics and anæsthesia no longer mere words, whose very sound made me weak with dismay; but terms descriptive of new ways in which I can help weak and suffering babyhood.