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The patience of patients

Biji T Kurien
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (11): 653.
Published online: 1 December 2003

To the Editor: Patiens in Latin refers to someone who is suffering. However, in the real world the word “patient” also, ironically, takes on elements of the more conventional meaning of the word in its adjectival form.

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