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  • n. a person suffering from an illness


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  • It's like the work of an analytical chemist ” I tell you what it's like, it's like the diagnosis of the symptoms of some sick person of rank in a doctor's case-book!

    Father Payne

  • St. Pius V decreed that no physician should receive the doctorate unless he took oath not to visit a sick person longer than three days without calling a confessor, unless there was some reasonable excuse.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • Unnecesary (although slight) noise injures a sick person much more than necessary noise (of a much greater amount).

    Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not

  • Just as it is necessary to renew the air round a sick person frequently, to carry off morbid effluvia from the lungs and skin, by maintaining free ventilation, so is it necessary to keep the pores of the skin free from all obstructing excretions.

    Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not


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