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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Quotes About Medicine II

It is a good thing for a physician to have prematurely grey hair and itching piles. The first makes him appear to know more than he does, and the second gives him an expression of concern which the patient interprets as being on his behalf. ~A. Benson Cannon
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 thousand Americans stop smoking every day – by dying. ~Author Unknown
A hypochondriac is one who has a pill for everything except what ails him. ~Mignon McLaughlin
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
Drugs are not always necessary. Belief in recovery always is. ~Norman Cousins
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
When you are called to a sick man, be sure you know what the matter is – if you do not know, nature can do a great deal better than you can guess. ~Nicholas de Belleville
A smart mother makes often a better diagnosis than a poor doctor. ~August Bier
When fate arrives the physician becomes a fool. ~Arabic Proverb
Medicines are not meat to live by. ~German Proverb
Treat the patient, not the Xray. ~James M. Hunter
God and the Doctor we alike adore
But only when in danger, not before;
The danger o’er, both are alike requited,
God is forgotten, and the Doctor slighted.
~Robert Owen
Financial ruin from medical bills is almost exclusively an American disease. ~Roul Turley
The hospital is the only proper College in which to rear a true disciple of Aesculapius.~John Abernethy
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
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
Symptoms are the body’s mother tongue; signs are in a foreign language. ~John Brown

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