As famous as the physician “god complex” may be, presumably nobody really thinks doctors have actual superhuman powers.
Even gorier are the flashback scenes when Aristotle attends his physician father for a cesarean section and trepanation.
The book is a memoir that highlights the problem of physician burnout in the midst of our by now decades-long health care crisis.
The pendulum has swung too far in the other direction from physician paternalism towards willful ignorance by patients.
If all of this seems complicated and difficult to follow, as a physician trying to keep up it most certainly is.
During the Pierce administration he was physician to the President's family.
A physician can't heal the sick unless there's healing in his own soul.
When a physician finds this to be the case, then the patient's habits must be reformed.
Tom, that was my physician and friend, told me all about it afterward with tears in his eyes.
Like a physician, he should find the weak and deficient parts and build them up.
early 13c., fisicien "a healer, a medical practitioner," from Old French fisiciien "physician, doctor, sage" (12c., Modern French physicien means "physicist"), from fisique "art of healing," from Latin physica "natural science" (see physic). Distinguished from surgeon from c.1400. The ph- spelling attested from late 14c. (see ph).
physician phy·si·cian (fĭ-zĭsh'ən)
Abbr. phys. A person licensed to practice medicine; a medical doctor.
A person who practices general medicine as distinct from surgery.
Asa, afflicted with some bodily malady, "sought not to the Lord but to the physicians" (2 Chr. 16:12). The "physicians" were those who "practised heathen arts of magic, disavowing recognized methods of cure, and dissociating the healing art from dependence on the God of Israel. The sin of Asa was not, therefore, in seeking medical advice, as we understand the phrase, but in forgetting Jehovah."