Treatment

Treatment may refer to:

  • Treatment, therapy used to remedy a health problem
  • Treatment, a process or intervention in the design of experiments
  • Treatment group, a collection of items or individuals given the same treatment in an experiment
  • Water treatment
  • Sewage treatment
  • Surface treatment or surface finishing, processes used to improve the surface of a manufactured item
  • National treatment, economic term for the principle that foreigners and domestic nationals are treated equally
  • Film treatment, prose telling of a story intended to be turned into a screenplay
  • In the card game bridge, a treatment is the meaning associated with a natural bid as distinct from a conventional bid

Famous quotes containing the word treatment:

    James’s great gift, of course, was his ability to tell a plot in shimmering detail with such delicacy of treatment and such fine aloofness—that is, reluctance to engage in any direct grappling with what, in the play or story, had actually “taken place”Mthat his listeners often did not, in the end, know what had, to put it in another way, “gone on.”
    James Thurber (1894–1961)

    I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgment, but never with a view to injury and wrongdoing. Neither will I administer a poison to anybody when asked to do so, nor will I suggest such a course. Similarly, I will not give to a woman a pessary to cause abortion. I will keep pure and holy both my life and my art.
    Hippocrates (c. 460–c. 370 B.C.)

    If the study of all these sciences, which we have enumerated, should ever bring us to their mutual association and relationship, and teach us the nature of the ties which bind them together, I believe that the diligent treatment of them will forward the objects which we have in view, and that the labor, which otherwise would be fruitless, will be well bestowed.
    Plato (c. 427–347 B.C.)