Western medicine


: the typical methods of healing or treating disease that are taught in Western medical schools

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Recent Examples on the Web Frustrated by a lack of results from Western medicine, some long Covid patients have turned to Eastern alternatives. Aria Bendix, NBC News, 11 Mar. 2023 Clinical trials in Western medicine, some dating back to the 1940s, have generally failed to show a benefit of snake venoms in arthritis, although (perhaps surprisingly) there was not much toxicity. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 1 Mar. 2023 In Western medicine, dermatologists are trained to check for signs of outward distress, such as rashes, as a barometer for everything from dietary intolerances to diabetes. Jamie Rosen, Town & Country, 28 Feb. 2023

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“Western medicine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Western%20medicine. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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