Exercise: Function: noun Inflected Form(s): -s Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French exercice, from Latin exercitium, from exercitus, past participle of exercere to drive on, keep busy, from ex- 1ex- + -ercere (from arcere to hold off, enclose) — more at ARK 1 a : the act of bringing into play or realizing in [...]
Physician: Function: noun Inflected Form(s): -s Etymology: Middle English fisicien, from Old French, from phisike, fisique medical science — more at PHYSICS 1 : a person skilled in the art of healing : one duly authorized to treat disease : a doctor of medicine — often distinguished from surgeon 2 : one who [...]
Health Care: Function: noun. 1940. Efforts made to maintain or restore health, especially by trained and licensed professionals — usually hyphenated when used attributively. Source: Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002.
The Early History of Health-Care Insurance
As an old fellow who grew up in the 1940’s and 1950’s, I remember the way [...]