chapter  14
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Health and medical texts

All of us, at one time or another, have had a need to refer to texts that provide information about personal health and medicine. Some of us have particular interests in the field of medicine as health professionals or as patients. The following set of exercises has been selected with the broadest possible set of everyday contexts in mind. The source texts present medicine from a scientific point of view, but also provide examples of documentation that typically accompanies medications sold in pharmacies. These texts provide interesting cultural information, especially in terms of what is and what is not required in documentation for medications sold in the Russian Federation. The importance of Greek and Latin borrowings and calques is clear in the medical and biological sciences, and their continued importance in twenty-first-century CSR is evidenced in these documents.