from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who is versed in the theory or practice of therapeutics. Also therapist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One versed in therapeutics, or the discovery and application of remedies.

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  • noun someone who studies, works with, or uses therapeutics


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  • It was especially the clinician who gave the impetus to this movement, because in pursuing the materialistic bent he found himself totally helpless as a therapeutist in the great majority of mental cases, and was therefore eventually forced to seek more promising paths.

    Studies in Forensic Psychiatry Bernard Glueck

  • It is with the mind-state which precedes the development of recognized form of insanity the therapeutist and the social philosopher are chiefly interested.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 299, September 24, 1881 Various

  • I don't say that Bainbridge will not in time -- in time, mark you -- be a dazzling therapeutist; but not until experience has modified his views, and shown him that Rome was not built in a day, nor with a toothpick, either.

    A Strange Discovery Charles Romyn Dake

  • Of course he was also a polypharmacist, and the complexity, ingenuity, and comprehensiveness of his prescriptions would put to shame even the "accomplished therapeutist" of these modern days.

    Gilbertus Anglicus Medicine of the Thirteenth Century Henry Ebenezer Handerson

  • He must tear it out and save her peace of mind, like the therapeutist that he was; but he could not help also being the fellow-sufferer, so deeply did he feel that he wished to share her woe and her fears.

    Too Old for Dolls A Novel 1926

  • A strange and pleasant titillation of all his nerves, somewhat similar to that which in the morning convinces a man that he has had a refreshing and healing sleep, seemed to hint to him that here he was not the usual neuropathic therapeutist of Ashbury fame, not a mere specialist spectator, but an acting figure, a participator in this family affair.

    Too Old for Dolls A Novel 1926

  • Since the anito is the cause of all bodily afflictions the chief function of the person who battles for the health of the afflicted is that of the exorcist, rather than that of the therapeutist.

    The Bontoc Igorot Albert Ernest Jenks 1911

  • Under the influence of the medicine in doses of 2-10 grams daily, at the same time maintaining a strict diabetic diet, the Parisian therapeutist noted that the glucose disappears from the third to the fifth day; but this occurred only in cases of medium intensity, whereas in severe cases the medication produced no effect.

    The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines Jerome Beers Thomas 1891

  • Any of the free acids may serve to dissolve a precipitated phosphate; but it is only the investigating therapeutist and experienced practitioner who understands which of them is the _most_ and which is the _least_ efficacious.

    The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English or, Medicine Simplified, 54th ed., One Million, Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand Ray Vaughn Pierce 1877

  • "_Resolved_, That Therapeutic Sarcognomy is a system of science of the highest importance, alike to the magnetic healer, to the electro-therapeutist, and to the medical practitioner, -- giving great advantages to those who thoroughly understand it, and destined to carry the fame of its discoverer to the remotest future ages."

    Buchanan's Journal of Man, April 1887 Volume 1, Number 3 1856


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