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Famous Quotes & Quotations About The Medical System - Medicine:

A doctor must work eighteen hours a day and seven days a week. If you cannot console yourself to this, get out of the profession.
~ Martin H. Fischer.

A doctor who cannot take a good history and a patient who cannot give one are in danger of giving and receiving bad treatment.
~ Author Unknown.

If you are too smart to pay the doctor, you had better be too smart to get ill.
~ African Proverb.

In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero.

In the nineteenth century men lost their fear of God and acquired a fear of microbes.
~ Author Unknown.

A hospital should also have a recovery room adjoining the cashier's office.
~ Francis O'Walsh.

A hypochondriac is one who has a pill for everything except what ails him.
~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966.

The field of Western medicine has become literally nothing but medicine. Doctors are on their way out, to be replaced by self-serve pharmaceutical vending machines.
~ Grey Livingston.

The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.
~ Plato.

The hospital is the only proper College in which to rear a true disciple of Aesculapius.
~ John Abernethy.

A Short History of Medicine
2000 B.C. - "Here, eat this root."
1000 B.C. - "That root is heathen, say this prayer."
1850 A.D. - "That prayer is superstition, drink this potion."
1940 A.D. - "That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill."
1985 A.D. - "That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic."
2000 A.D. - "That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root."
~ Author Unknown.

A smart mother makes often a better diagnosis than a poor doctor.
~ August Bier.

America's patchwork health insurance system is inadequate. It hinders physicians' ability to care for our patients at nearly every turn. It has also been shown to make many of our patients sicker faster and die sooner.
~ Will Nicholson M.D.

Better to hunt in fields, for health unbought,
Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught,
The wise, for cure, on exercise depend;
God never made his work for man to mend.
~ John Dryden.

Body and soul cannot be separated for purposes of treatment, for they are one and indivisible. Sick minds must be healed as well as sick bodies.
~ C. Jeff Miller.

By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death will seize the doctor too.
~ William Shakespeare.

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.
~ John Diamond.

A sweating ovary or a sick prostate explains most history.
~ Martin H. Fischer.

And lo, The Hospital, grey, quiet, old, Where Life and Death like friendly chafferers meet.
~ William Ernest Henley.

As it takes two to make a quarrel, so it takes two to make a disease, the microbe and its host.
~ Charles V. Chapin.

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