Cracow, Poland

Faculty of Medicine

Wydział Lekarski

Subject area: medicine, health care
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The beginnings of the Faculty of Medicine go back to 1364, when King Kazimierz the Great founded the Academy of Kraków, which initially consisted of three faculties: law, medicine and philosophy. Throughout history the Faculty of Medicine was a part of the university but in 1950 due to political reasons all faculties of medicine in Poland were transformed into separate institutions, known as medical academies. Although the Medical Academy of Kraków earned a high reputation, a strong wish to become a part of the Jagiellonian University again was very much alive. The wish became reality when the Faculty returned to the Jagiellonian University on May 12, 1993.
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Medicine is the science and practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness. Contemporary medicine applies biomedical sciences, biomedical research, genetics, and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and disease, typically through pharmaceuticals or surgery, but also through therapies as diverse as psychotherapy, external splints and traction, medical devices, biologics, and ionizing radiation, amongst others.
How does your patient, doctor?
Not so sick, my lord,
As she is troubled with thick-coming fancies.
William Shakespeare, Macbeth (1605), Act V, scene 3, line 37.
Learn'd he was in medic'nal lore,
For by his side a pouch he wore,
Replete with strange hermetic powder
That wounds nine miles point-blank would solder.
Samuel Butler, Hudibras, Part I (1663-64), Canto II, line 223.
This is the way that physicians mend or end us,
Secundum artem: but although we sneer
In health—when ill, we call them to attend us,
Without the least propensity to jeer.
Lord Byron, Don Juan (1818-24), Canto X, Stanza 42.
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