May 17, 2012
Let's Get Medical!
"Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine."
- Lord Byron
"Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality."
"Of several remedies, the physician should choose the least sensational."
Maria Corte Maidagan
"As a physician, I know many doctors want to utilize new technology, but they find the cost prohibitive."
"In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men."
"My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more."
Any doctor will admit that any drug can have side effects, and that writing a prescription involves weighing the potential benefits against the risks."
“The physician's highest calling, his only calling, is to make sick people healthy - to heal, as it is termed."
"A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than the whole man - he must view the man in his world.
Mark T. Smith
"A merry heart doeth good like medicine."
"Vitality and beauty are gifts of Nature for those who live according to its laws."
- Leonardo Da Vinci
"Patients may recover in spite of drugs or because of them."
"The road to medical knowledge is through the pathological museum and not through an apothecary's shop."
William Withey Gull
"When a man goes through six years training to be a doctor he will never be the same. He knows too much."
"A transfer of money should never be involved in this profound situation. Although illness is profound, too, but medicine's a business today. It's a business."
"People pay the doctor for his trouble; for his kindness they still remain in his debt."
"I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso."
"The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition."
"Poisons and medicine are oftentimes the same substance given with different intents."
Peter Mere Latham
"A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."
"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."
"The punishment should fit the crime and if a doctor or drug company does harm knowingly or negligently to a patient they should be compensated to make them whole."
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