Quiz: Can You Match the Medical Issue With the Doctor Who Treats It?
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Can You Match the Medical Issue With the Doctor Who Treats It?
By: Becky
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About This Quiz

How well do you know medical specialties? Think you can identify them all? Take this quiz to find out just how much you really know about what doctors do.

"Mother, mother, I feel sick. Send for the doctor, quick, quick, quick!" Remember this book? It was written by Remy Charlip and published in 1966. Great read.

Although in the book the little boy's mother called the family doctor, what we would call an Internist or a Family Medicine doctor, she might have been better off calling a surgeon. After all, the little boy was munching on a lot of stuff that he really shouldn't have been. Either way, knowing what doctors do is key to understanding what type of doctor to call when you're sick.

One of the best ways to understand what medical specialties stand for is to understand the origins of the name of each specialty - their names have Greek roots. For instance, the word dermatology stems from the Greek word "derma," which means "skin." Similarly, the word cardiology stems from the Greek word "kardia," which means "heart." Once you get the root words down, you'll be able to identify each of the specialties.

Let's see if you can identify all 35 medical specialties.

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