Monday, May 02, 2005

Medical Quotes

A hypochondriac is one who has a pill for everything except what ails him.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.  ~Voltaire (François Marie Arouet) 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 It is sometimes as dangerous to be run into by a microbe as by a trolley car.  ~J.J. Walsh Every disease is a physician.  ~Irish Proverb God heales, and the Physitian hath the thankes.  ~George Herbert, Outlandish Proverbs I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Doctors think a lot of patients are cured who have simply quit in disgust.  ~Don Herold The only equipment lack in the modern hospital?  Somebody to meet you at the entrance with a handshake!  ~Martin H. Fischer The worst thing about medicine is that one kind makes another necessary.  ~Elbert Hubbard Throw physic to the dogs; I'll none of it.  ~William ShakespeareI recently became a Christian Scientist.  It was the only health plan I could afford.  ~Betsy Salkind Poisons and medicine are oftentimes the same substance given with different intents.  ~Peter Mere LathamDiagnosis is not the end, but the beginning of practice.  ~Martin H. Fischer Financial ruin from medical bills is almost exclusively an American disease.  ~Roul Turley 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 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 The patient does not care about your science; what he wants to know is, can you cure him?  ~Martin H. FischerDisease is war with the laws of our being, and all war, as a great general has said, is hell.  ~Lewis G. Janes N

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