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

The minister sees them half undressed; the doctor sees them naked. They lie to the minister; they masquerade before the lawyer; they cannot deceive the discerning physician. Martin H. Fischer

Western medicine is a medi-sin. When did we get away from nature? Terri Guillemets

Let your entrance into the sick room decrease, not increase, the irritability of your patient. Martin H. Fischer

Pharmaceutical companies will soon rule the world if we keep letting them believe that we are a happy, functional society so long as all the women are on Prozac, all children on Ritalin, and all men on Viagra. Terri Guillemets

You might be a medical worker if you firmly believe that “too stupid to live” should be a diagnosis. Author unknown

The field of Western medicine has seemingly become literally nothing but medicine. Are doctors are on their way out, to be replaced by self-service pharmaceutical vending machines? Terri Guillemets





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

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

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The specialist is too commonly hypertrophied in one direction and atrophied in all the rest. Martin H. Fischer

In the 20th century, we had a century where at the beginning of the century, most of the world was agricultural and industry was very primitive. At the end of that century, we had men in orbit, we had been to the moon, we had people with cell phones and colour televisions and the Internet and amazing medical technology of all kinds. David Gerrold

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If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Wellness is not a ‘medical fix’ but a way of living – a lifestyle sensitive and responsive to all the dimensions of body, mind, and spirit, an approach to life we each design to achieve our highest potential for well-being now and forever. Greg Anderson

For just a few dollars a dose, vaccines save lives and help reduce poverty. Unlike medical treatment, they provide a lifetime of protection from deadly and debilitating disease. They are safe and effective. They cut healthcare and treatment costs, reduce the number of hospital visits, and ensure healthier children, families and communities. Seth Berkley

You know what they call the fellow who finishes last in his medical school graduating class? They call him ‘Doctor.’ Abe Lemons

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You’d be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men. Isaac Asimov

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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

One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine…. Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants. William Osler

When in doubt as to the applicability of a disinfectant, use soap and water. Martin H. Fischer

A hypochondriac is one who has a pill for everything except what ails him. Mignon McLaughlin

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. Voltaire

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The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease. William Osler

America has the best doctors, the best nurses, the best hospitals, the best medical technology, the best medical breakthrough medicines in the world. There is absolutely no reason we should not have in this country the best health care in the world. Bill Frist

The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient’s hopes are the physician’s secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription. Norman Cousins





The greatest evil is physical pain. Saint Augustine

The fact that he didn’t get credit for a while is more the story of social injustice. But his own spirit wasn’t driven by that, and wasn’t dependent upon that. He just wished he had the cash to go to medical school. Mary Stuart Masterson

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

Surgery is the cry of defeat in medicine. Martin H. Fischer

The practice of medicine is a thinker’s job, the practice of surgery a plumber’s. Martin H. Fischer

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

On J-Day our profession will have a lot to answer for! We might at least have withheld our hands instead of making them work against God. Martin H. Fischer

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The physicians of one class feel the patients and go away, merely prescribing medicine. As they leave the room they simply ask the patient to take the medicine. They are the poorest class of physicians. Ramakrishna

In terms of fitness and battling through cancer, exercise helps you stay strong physically and mentally. Grete Waitz

As a physician, I know many doctors want to utilize new technology, but they find the cost prohibitive. Nathan Deal

Nature can do more than physicians. Oliver Cromwell

Developments in medical technology have long been confined to procedural or pharmaceutical advances, while neglecting a most basic and essential component of medicine: patient information management. John Doolittle

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God heales, and the Physitian hath the thankes. George Herbert

Every disease is a physician. Irish Proverb

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 (1879–1962)

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

Drugs are not always necessary. Belief in recovery always is. Norman Cousins



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I have enjoyed great satisfaction from my climb of Everest and my trips to the poles. But there’s no doubt that my most worthwhile things have been the building of schools and medical clinics. Edmund Hillary

Medical school education and post graduate education emphasize thoroughness. Ezekiel Emanuel

You may not be able to read a doctor’s handwriting and prescription, but you’ll notice his bills are neatly typewritten. Earl Wilson

We need to accept the seemingly obvious fact that a toxic environment can make people sick and that no amount of medical intervention can protect us. The health care community must become a powerful political lobby for environmental policy and legislation. Andrew Weil

You don’t train someone for all of those years of medical school and residency, particularly people who want to help others optimize their physical and psychological health, and then have them run a claims-processing operation for insurance companies. Malcolm Gladwell

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

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

He’s the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines. Benjamin Franklin

Physiology is the stepchild of medicine. That is why Cinderella often turns out the queen. Martin H. Fischer (1879–1962)

What clinical lectures I will give in heaven, demonstrating the ignorance of doctors! Israel Zangwill, Dreamers of the Ghetto, “From a Mattress Grave,” 1897, spoken by the character Heinrich Heine

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I keep dreaming of a future, a future with a long and healthy life, not lived in the shadow of cancer but in the light. Patrick Swayze

I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians. Alexander the Great

Abortion is inherently different from other medical procedures because no other procedure involves the purposeful termination of a potential life. Potter Stewart

I set up a laboratory in the Department of Physiology in the Medical School in South Africa and begin to try to find a bacteriophage system which we might use to solve the genetic code. Sydney Brenner





Completeness? Happiness? These words don’t come close to describing my emotions. There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me, particularly given my medical history. Anita Baker

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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

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

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

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Nobody had ever told me junk food was bad for me. Four years of medical school, and four years of internship and residency, and I never thought anything was wrong with eating sweet rolls and doughnuts, and potatoes, and bread, and sweets. Robert Atkins

I have profoundly mixed feelings about the Affordable Care Act. What I love about it is its impulse. It attempts to deal with this intractable problem in American health care life, which is that a significant portion of the population does not have access to quality medical care. Malcolm Gladwell

The best doctor is the one you run to and can’t find. Denis Diderot

The sacrifices made by veterans and their willingness to fight in defense of our nation merit our deep respect and praise – and to the best in benefits and medical care. Sue Kelly

Modern medicine is a negation of health. It isn’t organized to serve human health, but only itself, as an institution. It makes more people sick than it heals. Ivan Illich

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

When you treat a disease, first treat the mind. Chen Jen

Believe in the reasonable decency of the brethren; patients are not stolen — they run away. Martin H. Fischer

That slicker with the bedside manner needs watching. He’s better! Martin H. Fischer

Symptoms are the body’s mother tongue; signs are in a foreign language. John Brown

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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

So many come to the sickroom thinking of themselves as men of science fighting disease and not as healers with a little knowledge helping nature to get a sick man well. Auckland Geddes

Where a man feels pain he lays his hand. Dutch Proverb

The doctor is often more to be feared than the disease. French Proverb

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

Idiopathic and idiotic have common stem. Martin H. Fischer

Even putting aside the Judeo-Christian morality upon which the Constitution and our nation’s culture are based, the notion of forced euthanasia would contradict the long-held body of medical ethics to which all American doctors must adhere. Sherwin B. Nuland

My best friend in medical school was a magician. And we were shown an X-ray of a sword-swallower, and I tried it and failed. Then I got a sword-swallower as a patient, and he taught me. Hans Rosling

Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back in the shell. Cass Canfield

For the mind disturbed, the still beauty of dawn is nature’s finest balm. Edwin Way Teale

Reform of the medical liability system should be considered as part of a comprehensive response to surging medical malpractice premiums that endanger Americans’ access to quality medical care. Lincoln Chafee

When I was born I was so ugly the doctor slapped my mother. Rodney Dangerfield