Mrs. Brown : (Carrying her baby in her arms) Excuse me, where is the department of paediatrics?
Information-Clerk : Go along that corridor and then you will see a sign, which will lead you to the department of paediatrics. It’s on the second floor.
Mrs. Brown : Thank you. (She finds the sign, and follows the direction and finds the department of paediatrics.) Here we are, precious. Soon you will be okay.
Nurse : Have you registered yet?
Mrs. Brown : No, and this is my first time here.
Nurse : Any designated doctor?
Mrs. Brown : Yes, Dr. Hurt, Cliff Hurt.
Nurse : Here is your registration card. Dr. Hurt is at clinic No.3. You can sit over there and wait for your turn.
Dr. Hurt : Hello, little fellow. You’re David Brown, right? ....Well, Mrs. Brown, what seems to be the problem?
Mrs. Brown : I’ve got the flu these days, and I think he’s been infected by me. He started to cough last night. I took his temperature this morning. It was 39 degrees.
Dr. Hurt : Unbutton his clothes, please. (Doctor examines the baby with his stethoscope.) The back, please. ( Mrs. Brown turns baby’s back to the doctor.) All right. Now open your mouth ....
Mr. Brown : Well, doctor?
Dr. Hurt : Not very serious. I’ll write you a prescription. If you follow the directions, your child will soon be okay.
1. paediatrics n. 小兒科
2. stethoscope n. 聽診器
3. prescription n. 藥方、處方