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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.

A doctor whose breath smells has no right to medical opinion.
~ Martin H. Fischer.

A drug is that substance which, when injected into a rat, will produce a scientific report.
~ Author Unknown.

A half doctor near is better than a whole one far away.
~ German Proverb.

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 Quotes, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966.

A man who cannot work without his hypodermic needle is a poor doctor. The amount of narcotic you use is inversely proportional to your skill.
~ Martin H. Fischer.

A new era in the physiological investigation of linguistic sounds was opened up by X-ray photography.
~ Roman Jakobson.

A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than the whole man - he must view the man in his world.
~ Harvey Cushing.

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.

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.

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 Quotes.

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

Despite all our toil and progress, the art of medicine still falls somewhere between trout casting and spook writing.
~ Ben Hecht, Miracle of the Fifteen Murderers.

Diagnosis is not the end, but the beginning of practice.
~ Martin H. Fischer.

Did God who gave us flowers and trees,
Also provide the allergies?
~ E.Y. Harburg, A Nose Is a Nose Is a Nose, 1965.

Disease is war with the laws of our being, and all war, as a great general has said, is hell.
~ Lewis G. Janes.

Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you, too.
~ Anton Chekhov, Ivanov.

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