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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:adjective: Caused inadvertently by medical treatment, such as an infection or a complication.
ETYMOLOGY:From iatro- (healer, medicine), from Greek iatros (healer) + -genic (producing).
USAGE:"ICU care, provided to the most frail and sick patients, often results in the worst iatrogenic injuries."
Sandeep Jauhar, MD; First, Do No Harm; The New York Times; Aug 10, 1999.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman. -George Santayana, philosopher (1863-1952)