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Visit to a doctor

Visit to a doctor

The problem of health always worried people. It has been in the

center of attention of the scientists since ancient times. Perhaps, of all

unpleasant things people hate diseases most of all.

In theory we know well what we should do to be healthy, but in

practice there is hardly a man who has no problems with his health.

Sometimes people, who are very busy aren't thoughtful enough about their


Of course, much has been done to put an end to a great number of

diseases and epidemics. The scientists have already found cures for many

diseases, afflicting people. But still we are suffering from many of them.

One of the diseases which disappeared at all is a smallpox. It's a

terrible virus disease.

First we can read about it in ancient Egyptians manuscripts, which

were written nearly 6000 years ago, in ancient documents of China and

India. Abu Ali Ebu Sina was the first man who gave detail description of

smallpox. Nobody knows the exact time of it's appearing in Europe. There

were great epidemics in Italy, France and in a lot of others. In the 17-18

centuries in Europe every year 10 million died.

In the 16 century smallpox came to American continent with Spanish

colonists and caused terrible epidemics among the Indians. Later this

disease came to Australia.

Smallpox killed a lot people and Edward Jenner invented vaccination

from it. It was a very great invention – the first vaccination in the


This disease disappeared at all and in December 1979 the fact in

liquidation of it was confirmed.

I must say, that I seldom fall ill. I go in for sports, try to spend

a couple of hours in the open air every day and do all that kinds of things

in order to keep fit.

But, unfortunately, I fell ill in winter. It was rather cold outside

and I probably caught the infection. When I came home I felt that I had a

sore-throat. I made hot tea with honey, but it didn't help. At last I

decided to go to the doctor. I went there with my friend, for I felt very

bad indeed.

When we came, a doctor, a kind-hearted middle-aged woman in a white

gown, offered me to sit down and asked me what I complained of. I had a

terrible headache and sore throat and it ached me to swallow. Besides, I

was constantly sneezing and coughing. It turned out that I was running a

high temperature.

The doctor examined my throat, sounded my heart and lungs, had my

blood pressure tested. She said it was flu and prescribed some pills and

mixture - I had to take medicine 3 times a day before meals and to stay in

bed for a week until full recovery.

The recovery was slow. I slept badly, had no appetite. I suffered

from a slight, but irritating cough which as a rule became worse at night.

I followed all the doctor's instructions and in a week I was cured.

It was a real pleasure to fell strong and healthy again. Really, all is

well, that ends well.

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