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This is the way that physicians mend or end us, Secundum artem: but although we sneer In health--when ill, we call them to attend us, Without the least propensity to jeer. (Quote by - Lord Byron)

Desperate maladies require desperate remedies. (Quote by - French Proverb)

One doctor, singly like the sculler plies, The patient struggles, and by inches dies; But two physicians, like a pair of oars, Waft him right swiftly to the Stygian shores. (Quote by - Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas)

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. (Quote by - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.)

You rub the sore When you should bring the plaster! (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon. (Quote by - Dag Hammarskjold)

And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country. (Quote by - Bible)

And in requital ope his leathern scrip, And show me simples of a thousand names, Telling their strange and vigorous faculties. (Quote by - John Milton)

A disorderly patient makes the physician cruel. (Quote by - Syrus)

A doctor's reputation is made by the number of eminent men who die under his care. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

We have to ask ourselves whether medicine is to remain a humanitarian and respected profession or a new but depersonalized science in the service of prolonging life rather than diminishing human suffering. (Quote by - Elisabeth KüBler-Ross)

It requires a great deal of faith for a man to be cured by his own placebos. (Quote by - John L. McClenahan)

A physician is nothing but a consoler of the mind. (Quote by - Petronius)

Tis not amiss, ere ye're giv'n o'er, To try one desp'rate med'cine more; For where your case can be no worse, The desp'rat'st is the wisest course. (Quote by - Samuel Butler (1)

Learn from the beasts the physic of the field. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

How the Doctor's brow should smile, Crown'd with wreaths of camomile. (Quote by - Michael Eyquen de Montaigne)

For of the most High cometh healing. (Quote by - Bible)

He who lives by medical prescriptions lives miserably. (Quote by - Proverb)

So modern 'pothecaries, taught the art By doctor's bills to play the doctor's part, Bold in the practice of mistaken rules, Prescribe, apply, and call their masters fools. (Quote by - Alexander Pope)

Use three Physicians, Still-first Dr. Quiet, Next Dr. Merry-man And Dr. Dyet.

You behold in me Only a travelling Physician; One of the few who have a mission To cure incurable diseases, Or those that are called so. (Quote by - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system. (Quote by - Walter Cronkite)

It is infinitely better to transplant a heart than to bury it so it can be devoured by worms. (Quote by - Christiaan Barnard)

A sound mind in a sound body is a thing to be prayed for. (Quote by - Juvenal)

Adrian, the Emperor, exclaimed incessantly, when dying, "That the crowd of physicians had killed him." (Quote by - Michael Eyquen de Montaigne)


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