bedside dedication

Discussion in 'English Only' started by SuprunP, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. SuprunP

    SuprunP Senior Member

    Ukraine
    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.
     
  2. Thomas Tompion Senior Member

    Southwest France
    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.
     
  3. SuprunP

    SuprunP Senior Member

    Ukraine
    Ukrainian & Russian
    Thank you Thomas Tompion.
     

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