bedside dedication

SuprunP

Senior Member
Ukrainian & Russian
Her father practiced family medicine in Los Angeles County. Her uncle used x-rays and nuclear medicine machines to research biochemistry. [...] by combining
her father’s bedside dedication with her uncle’s technical sophistication, she is changing the leading theories of how thought and mood interact.
(Scientific American Mind; Volume 17, Number 4; Turning Off Depression)

What exactly is it supposed to mean?

Thanks.
 
  • Thomas Tompion

    Senior Member
    English - England
    A doctor can have a good bedside manner - he is a reassuring presence when he attends the sick person.

    Her father was a doctor, so the suggestion is that he was dedicated to the welfare of his patients and had a good bedside manner.
     
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