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Famous Quotes & Quotations About The Medical System - Medicine:

The doctor may also learn more about the illness from the way the patient tells the story than from the story itself.
~ James B. Herrick.

The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
~ Thomas Edison.

The fact that your patient gets well does not prove that your diagnosis was correct.
~ Samuel J. Meltzer.

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.

The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth; and he that is wise will not abhor them.
~ Ecclesiasticus 38:4.

The medicalization of early diagnosis not only hampers and discourages preventative health-care but it also trains the patient-to-be to function in the meantime as an acolyte to his doctor. He learns to depend on the physician in sickness and in health. He turns into a life-long patient.
~ Ivan Illich.

The most affordable products out there are high-deductible plans that may qualify as health "insurance," in a sense, but they certainly are not healthy or caring by any stretch of the imagination.
~ Will Nicholson M.D.

The only equipment lack in the modern hospital? Somebody to meet you at the entrance with a handshake!
~ Martin H. Fischer.

The only medicine that does women more good than harm is dress.
~ Jean Paul.

The only weapon with which the unconscious patient can immediately retaliate upon the incompetent surgeon is hemorrhage.
~ William Stewart Halsted.

The patient does not care about your science; what he wants to know is, can you cure him?
~ Martin H. Fischer.

The physician should look upon the patient as a besieged city and try to rescue him with every means that art and science place at his command.
~ Alexander of Tralles.

The public blabbers about preventative medicine, but will neither appreciate nor pay for it. You get paid for what you cure.
~ Martin H. Fischer.

The road to medical knowledge is through the pathological museum and not through an apothecary's shop.
~ William Withey Gull.

The worst thing about medicine is that one kind makes another necessary.
~ Elbert Hubbard Quotes.

There is no curing a sick man who believes himself to be in health.
~ Henri Amiel.

They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases.
~ Plato.

Throw physic to the dogs; I'll none of it.
~ William Shakespeare Quotes.

'Tis not always in a physician's power to cure the sick; at times the disease is stronger than trained art.
~ Ovid.

To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.
~ Henry Ward Beecher.

To me the ideal doctor would be a man endowed with profound knowledge of life and of the soul, intuitively divining any suffering or disorder of whatever kind, and restoring peace by his mere presence.
~ Henri Amiel.

To save a man's life against his will is the same as killing him.
~ Horace.

Too many radiologists still believe there is a risk from a chest x-ray. Few radiologists can explain radiation to the patient in words the patient can understand.
~ John Cameron.

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