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Famous Quotes & Quotations About The Medical System - Medicine:

It is medicine, not scenery, for which a sick man must go searching.
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca.

It is not a case we are treating; it is a living, palpitating, alas, too often suffering fellow creature.
~ John Brown.

It is said to be the manner of hypochondriacs to change often their physician.
~ William Cullen, Practice of Physic.

It is sometimes as dangerous to be run into by a microbe as by a trolley car.
~ J.J. Walsh.

Let the young know they will never find a more interesting, more instructive book than the patient himself.
~ Giorgio Baglivi.

Man is a creature composed of countless millions of cells: a microbe is composed of only one, yet throughout the ages the two have been in ceaseless conflict.
~ A.B. Christie.

Man may be the captain of his fate, but is also the victim of his blood sugar.
~ Wilfrid G. Oakley.

Medicinal discovery,
It moves in mighty leaps,
It leapt straight past the common cold
And give it us for keeps.
~ Pam Ayres.

Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.
~ Karl Marx.

Medicine is the only profession that labours incessantly to destroy the reason for its own existence.
~ James Bryce, 1914.

Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.
~ Ovid, Tristia.

Medicines are not meat to live by.
~ German Proverb.

I was not long since in a company where I was not who of my fraternity brought news of a kind of pills, by true account, composed of a hundred and odd several ingredients; whereat we laughed very heartily, and made ourselves good sport; for what rock so hard were able to resist the shock or withstand the force of so thick and numerous a battery?
~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne.

Men are not going to embrace eugenics. They are going to embrace the first likely, trim-figured girl with limpid eyes and flashing teeth who comes along, in spite of the fact that her germ plasm is probably reeking with hypertension, cancer, haemophilia, colour blindness, hay fever, epilepsy, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
~ Logan Clendening.

Most of those evils we poor mortals know
From doctors and imagination flow.
~ Charles Churchill.

My doctor is nice; every time I see him, I'm ashamed of what I think of doctors in general.
~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966.

It is a mathematical fact that fifty percent of all doctors graduate in the bottom half of their class.
~ Author Unknown.

It is easy to get a thousand prescriptions but hard to get one single remedy.
~ Chinese Proverb.

My kid could get a bad X-ray and I could get a call from the doctor saying I have something growing in my bum and that would change my perspective on everything instantaneously, on what is and what is not important.
~ Tom Hanks.

Never forget that it is not a pneumonia, but a pneumonic man who is your patient.
~ William Withey Gull.

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