Who's who in medicine
Match the people below 1-20 with the correct definitions a-t.
|1 A casualty 2 A chiropodist 3 A chiropractor 4 A consultant 5 A district nurse 6 A general practitioner (GP) 7 A home help 8 A matron 9 A midwife 10 A nurse||11An optician 12 An osteopath 13 An out-patient 14 A pathologist 15 A pediatrician 16 A pharmacist 17 A physiotherapist 18 A psychiatrist 19 A specialist 20 A surgeon|
a. is a person, usually a woman, who has been trained to advise pregnant women and to help them when they are giving birth.
b. is a person who treats illness and physical problems by moving and pressing muscles and bones.
c. is a person who is trained to treat patients by giving them exercise or massage, often to help them walk again after an accident or operation.
d. is a doctor whose job is to perform operations.
e. is a person who has been injured or killed in an accident, a fire or a war.
f. is a person who tests people's eyesight and provides glasses and contact lenses.
g. is a doctor who examines a dead body to find out how the person died.
h. is a doctor who treats people suffering from mental illnesses.
i. is a person who is trained to treat and care for people's feet.
j. is a doctor trained in general medicine who treats people in a certain local area for all kinds of illnesses. He or she is usually the first doctor people go to when they are ill.
k. is a doctor who specializes in one area of medical treatment, e.g. an eye
1. is a person who is employed by the medical and social services to help people who are old or ill with their cleaning, cooking, shopping, etc.
m. is a person who treats diseases by feeling and pressing the bones, especially those of the back and neck.
n. is a person who is qualified to prepare and sell medicines.
o. is the woman in charge of the nurses in a hospital. Nowadays she is officially called a senior nursing officer.
p. is a high-ranking and very experienced hospital doctor who gives specialist advice in one particular area of medicine.
q. is a person who has to visit a hospital regularly for treatment while still living at home.
r. is a person who looks after patients in hospital.
s. is a nurse, employed by the local authority, who visits and treats people in their own homes.
t. is a doctor who specializes in treating sick children.
Part II Texts for careful study | Topical Vocabulary and Exercises | Equipment and Remedies Many People Keep in Their Homes | Common diseases, illnesses and conditions (2) | Useful verbs to do with health | Other useful words to do with health | Exercise 12 | Exercise 13 | Exercise 15 | An Apple a Day Keeps a Doctor Away |