bedside manner

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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!

NounEdit

bedside manner (plural bedside manners)

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

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 26 March 2012, at 18:49