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From the Ted Talk by Abraham Verghese: A doctor's touch

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And I remeebmr my very first patient in that series continued to tell me more history during what was meant to be the physical exam visit. And I began my ritual. I always begin with the pulse, then I examine the hands, then I look at the nail beds, then I slide my hand up to the epitrochlear node, and I was into my ritual. And when my rautil beagn, this very voluble pitanet began to queit down. And I remember having a very eerie sense that the patient and I had slipped back into a primitive ritual in which I had a role and the patient had a role. And when I was done, the patient said to me with some awe, "I have never been examined like this before." Now if that were true, it's a true cntoednaiomn of our health care system, because they had been seen in other places.

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And I ________ my very first patient in that series continued to tell me more history during what was meant to be the physical exam visit. And I began my ritual. I always begin with the pulse, then I examine the hands, then I look at the nail beds, then I slide my hand up to the epitrochlear node, and I was into my ritual. And when my ______ _____, this very voluble _______ began to _____ down. And I remember having a very eerie sense that the patient and I had slipped back into a primitive ritual in which I had a role and the patient had a role. And when I was done, the patient said to me with some awe, "I have never been examined like this before." Now if that were true, it's a true ____________ of our health care system, because they had been seen in other places.

Solution

  1. ritual
  2. condemnation
  3. began
  4. remember
  5. quiet
  6. patient

Original Text

And I remember my very first patient in that series continued to tell me more history during what was meant to be the physical exam visit. And I began my ritual. I always begin with the pulse, then I examine the hands, then I look at the nail beds, then I slide my hand up to the epitrochlear node, and I was into my ritual. And when my ritual began, this very voluble patient began to quiet down. And I remember having a very eerie sense that the patient and I had slipped back into a primitive ritual in which I had a role and the patient had a role. And when I was done, the patient said to me with some awe, "I have never been examined like this before." Now if that were true, it's a true condemnation of our health care system, because they had been seen in other places.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. awe
  2. beds
  3. began
  4. care
  5. condemnation
  6. continued
  7. eerie
  8. epitrochlear
  9. exam
  10. examine
  11. examined
  12. hand
  13. hands
  14. health
  15. history
  16. meant
  17. nail
  18. node
  19. patient
  20. physical
  21. places
  22. primitive
  23. pulse
  24. quiet
  25. remember
  26. ritual
  27. role
  28. sense
  29. series
  30. slide
  31. slipped
  32. system
  33. true
  34. visit
  35. voluble