Mr Smith is a British man working at a branch of a multinational corporation in Beijing. He has suddenly felt dizzy and fatigued, and has come to a nearby hospital. A doctor named Wang is giving him a check-up.
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Dr Wang (王医生): 下一位！下一位！请问您是史密斯先生吗？[Next, please! Are you Mr Smith?]
Mr Smith: Yes, that’s me. You’re Dr Wang, aren’t you?
Dr Wang (王医生): 对！您简单描述一下您的病情吧，好吗？[That’s right. Please briefly describe your condition for me.]
Mr Smith: Okay let’s see. Well, the weather was really fine today so I decided to go for a walk in the park.
( … )
Anyway, at first everything seemed fine, but an hour later I started to feel dizzy and lacked the energy to do anything. It wasn’t until I sat down for a bit of a rest, that I gradually began to feel better.
Dr Wang (王医生): 恩，这样吧，我先给您量一下体温和血压好吗？[I see. I’ll check your body temperature and blood pressure now, all right?]
Mr Smith: Oh, okay then doctor.
Dr Wang (王医生): 嗯，36.8°，体温很正常。低压80，高压120，也很正常啊。您最近休息得好吗？ [Hmm, your temperature is 36.8°, that’s very normal. Your blood pressure is 80 over 120, which is also very normal. Have you been resting well lately?]
Mr Smith: Why yes, I go to bed before ten every night!
Dr Wang (王医生): 恩，很好。最近的工作压力大吗？[Hmm, good. Has work been stressful as of late?]
Mr Smith: It’s been a little more hectic of late. You see, I was recently given a promotion to deputy director of our company, and I will be in charge of a great many more staff.
( … )
Oh, and yesterday my colleagues threw a party for me to celebrate, and I tried a lot of absolutely scrumptious Chinese dishes.
Dr Wang (王医生): 呦，那可真要祝贺您了！您都吃了哪些东西啊？ [Ah! Then I must congratulate you! What kind of things did you eat?]
Mr Smith: Thank you. I was most taken with the spicy chicken dish and stir-fried tofu. I also tried mushroom, and raw fish – which I had never eaten before – in fact my co-workers had to urge me to try it. When I finally gave in, I found it most delightful.
Dr Wang (王医生): 我觉得问题就出现在这里。首先，吃野生动物存在着很大的危险性； 鲜蘑菇一定要确保无毒、干净才可以吃；海鲜也最好不要生吃。[I think this is where the problem started. Eating wild animals is very risky. Firstly, raw mushrooms should be checked to see if they are non-poisonous and clean before eating. As for seafood, it’s best not eaten raw.]
Mr Smith: Oh, I had no idea. During yesterday’s festivities, I tried many dishes I didn’t even know the names for. So from now on, I will be more careful about what I eat.
Dr Wang (王医生): 对，“吃一堑，长一智”嘛！这样吧，我先给您开一个药方吧。每天早中晚三次，一次三片。一个疗程后就您就会感觉好些了！[You can put it down to experience. OK, so I’ll write you out a prescription. Take three tablets a day, morning, noon and night. After one course you should feel much better.]
Mr Smith: Thank you!
Dr Wang (王医生): 不客气，祝您身体健康！[You’re welcome. I wish you good health.]