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HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
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HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

HEALTH CARE AROUND THE WORLD

MEDICAL RESEARCH
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Research Funding
Research Costs

HISTORY OF MEDICINE
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THE DAWN OF MODERN MEDICINE
18th-Century Medicine
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20TH-CENTURY MEDICINE
Infectious Diseases
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Mental Illness
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Some 11.6 million people work in health care in the United States. They include about 778,000 physicians, 2.1 million registered nurses, and 160,000 dentists. Most of them work in health care services, which involve diagnosing and treating patients. Others work mainly in research, teaching, or administration of medical facilities.



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