People today expect to be examined when they enter a doctor's office. At least they expect their blood pressure and temperature to be measured. However, as recently as two hundred years ago, a doctor's treatment depended on talking with patients. In general, the communication between doctors and their patients was the most important part of medical methods. The modem age of medicine began with the stethoscope ,an instrmnent for listening to patients heartbeat and breathing. Before that, a doctor did not touch a patient. In fact,there was no such things as a medical examination.
上海油压工作室 The stethoscope──and all other medical instruments──-had a serious effect, on the practice of medicine. Doctors became better at finding the medical problems. More lives were saved. At the same time, doctors gave less importance to the communication between patients and doctors. Some doctors actually stopped talking to their patients. It is easy to understand why some sick people thought themselves as broken machines.
1. A stethoscope can be used to________.
A. check health conditions B. cure some illness
上海油压工作室 C. measure temperature D. treat heart disease
2. Doctors gave less importance to the communication between patients and doctors mainly because________.
A. modern medical instruments were used
上海油压工作室 B. they could cure more diseases and save more lives
上海油压工作室 C. they had much more medical experience than before
D. they were too busy to have time to talk with patients
3. Some sick people thought of themselves as broken machines, which suggested that_______.
上海油压工作室 A. modern doctors shou