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We all need to go to see a doctor from time to time. Sometimes we may need extensive treatment; sometimes things happen when we are not expecting them, when we are on holiday, for instance. A bit of medical vocabulary can often be of use.  Here is a second thematic medical English crossword for students of English as a foreign language, or English as a second language.

Medical crosswordCLUES ACROSS

1. I’m feeling as ill .... can be!

3. Places where people undergo long medical treatment.

8. Something which makes you go to sleep.

10. What they do to people with very contagious diseases.

12. The people who help doctors with some medical work.

14. A lady who supervises wards or departments in 3 across.

16. If you are this, you don’t need to see a doctor.

17. Small piece of paper with information.

18. Long lasting, or very severe (referring to an illness).

20. Take temperature with it.


2. Visible marks after a wound has healed.

4. It is usually performed by a surgeon.

5. See cartoon opposite or below

6. Where a surgeon cuts people up!

7. Ill.

9. Oily substance put on the skin. Anagram of  mintnote

11. You may need a doctor’s prescription to get it.

13. To hold a cut shut, with needle and cotton, after a surgeon has opened a person up!

15. Fluid used in inoculations, vaccinations, perfusions, etc. Anagram of rumes

19. Short for Doctor.

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