Viewing the King James Version. Click to switch to 1611 King James Version of Matthew 9:12.
But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
Viewing the King James Version. Click to switch to 1611 King James Version of Colossians 4:14.
Luke, the beloved physician, and Demas, greet you.
Medicine is the applied science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. It encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness in human beings.
Contemporary medicine applies health science, biomedical research, and medical technology to diagnose and treat injury and disease, typically throughmedication or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapy, external splints & traction, prostheses, biologics, ionizing radiation and others.
The word medicine is derived from the Latin ars medicina, meaning the art of healing.