bedside manner

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Coined 1884, in a caption to a cartoon by George du Maurier:

What sort of doctor is he?
Oh, well, I don't know much about his ability; but he's got a very good bedside manner!

Noun[edit]

bedside manner (plural bedside manners)

  1. The ability of a medic or doctor to interact with his/her patients.

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