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    Does "medical science" also share "attributes"?

    Does "that encompasses medical science as well as personal, humanistic, and professional attributes" mean "that includes medical science attritute, personal attritute, humanistic attribute and professional attribute"?

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    Medicine is not a science, but a profession that encompasses medical science as well as personal, humanistic, and professional attributes.

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    Re: Does "medical science" also share "attributes"?

    Hi,

    IMO, no. It means that medicine combines, on the one hand, medical science and on the other, the attributes mentioned.

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    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Does "medical science" also share "attributes"?

    I think 'combines' would have been a better choice of word.

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    Re: Does "medical science" also share "attributes"?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I think 'combines' would have been a better choice of word.

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    Yes I agree, or, as Wikipedia says it, in a slightly different context, medicine applies X, Y and Z to treat and diagnose injury and disease.

    By the way, I find the statment, 'Medicine is not a science...' very debatable. I agree with Wikipedia that "applied science" is a more accurate way of describing what medicine is.

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    Re: Does "medical science" also share "attributes"?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    I think 'combines' would have been a better choice of word.

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    Did you mean "Medicine is not a science, but a profession that combines medical science as well as personal, humanistic, and professional attributes"?

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    Re: Does "medical science" also share "attributes"?

    It's a bad sentence anyway. Are there any professions that don't encompass professional attributes?

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