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used in Arrowsmith

11 uses
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to recommend or require what should be done

or more specifically:

of a medical doctor:  to give medical instructions — such as writing that a patient should take antibiotics
  • His classes listened with zeal, and memorized the sacred hundred and fifty favorite prescriptions.
    Chapter 5 (11% in)
  • But Martin was alienated from the civilized, industrious, nice young men of Digamma Pi, in whose faces he could already see prescriptions, glossy white sterilizers, smart enclosed motors, and glass office-signs in the best gilt lettering.
    Chapter 3 (90% in)
  • But Martin insisted, "Please, Dr. Davidson, what's the use of getting all these prescriptions by heart, anyway?
    Chapter 5 (17% in)
  • Therefore, you will learn the properties of drugs and the contents of prescriptions BECAUSE I TELL YOU TO!
    Chapter 5 (18% in)
  • Stands to reason you can look at a fellow's sore throat or prescribe for an ear-ache just as well in a nice simple little office as in some fool place all fixed up like a Moorhead saloon.
    Chapter 14 (23% in)
  • Then behold the Dr. Martin Arrowsmith who had once infuriated Angus Duer and Irving Watters by his sarcasm on medical standards upholding to a lewdly grinning Bert Tozer the benevolence and scientific knowledge of all doctors; proclaiming that no medicine had ever (at least by any Winnemac graduate) been prescribed in vain nor any operation needlessly performed.
    Chapter 14 (70% in)
  • He alleged that he was a licensed pharmacist but he so mangled prescriptions that Martin burst into the store and addressed him piously.
    Chapter 15 (38% in)
  • I was putting up prescriptions when you was in the cradle.
    Chapter 15 (38% in)
  • Martin saw that, unless he struggled, not only would he harden into timid morality under the pressure of the village, but be fixed in a routine of prescriptions and bandaging.
    Chapter 16 (44% in)
  • At breakfast he scolded, "Another idiotic day of writing prescriptions for bellyaches that ought never to have happened!
    Chapter 16 (78% in)
  • He's running a sanitarium out on Long Island—slick idea, too—practically he's a bootlegger; gets a lot of highrollers out there and let's 'em have all the hooch they want, on prescriptions, absolutely legal and water-tight!
    Chapter 39 (17% in)

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