Internal Medicine

Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of adult diseases. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists. They are especially skilled in the management of patients suffering from undifferentiated or multi-system disease processes. Internists care for hospitalized and ambulatory patients and may also play a major role in teaching and research.

The term internal medicine comes from the German term “Innere Medizin,” popularized in Germany in the late 19th century to describe physicians who combined laboratory science with patient care. Early in the 20th Century many American doctors who studied in Germany brought this medical field to the United States, employing the term “internal medicine” in imitation of the original German term. Specialists in internal medicine are commonly called “internists” in the United States, while people in Commonwealth nations and other parts of the world may simply refer to them as “physicians.”

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