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The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital.
The role of a clown and a physician are the same - it's to elevate the possible and to relieve suffering.
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.
I was born in a middle class Muslim family, in a small town called Myonenningh in a northern part of Bangladesh in 1962. My father is a qualified physician; my mother is a housewife. I have two elder brothers and one younger sister. All of them received a liberal education in schools and colleges.
The young physician starts life with 20 drugs for each disease, and the old physician ends life with one drug for 20 diseases.
One must not forget that recovery is brought about not by the physician, but by the sick man himself. He heals himself, by his own power, exactly as he walks by means of his own power, or eats, or thinks, breathes or sleeps.
Certainly when I got to medical school, I had role models of the kind of physicians I wanted to be. I had an uncle who, looking back, was probably not the most-educated physician around, but he carried it off so well.
A physician's physiology has much the same relation to his power of healing as a cleric's divinity has to his power of influencing conduct.
The physician's highest calling, his only calling, is to make sick people healthy - to heal, as it is termed.
Our role is to develop techniques that allow us to provide emergency life-saving procedures to injured patients in an extreme, remote environment without the presence of a physician.
Medicine really matured me as a person because, as a physician, you're obviously dealing with life and death issues, issues much more serious than what we're talking about in entertainment. You can't get more serious than life and death. And if you can handle that, you can handle anything.
I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease.
Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
My job as a physician is to make sure I have provided my patients with the best options to make the decisions that affect their lives.
Given one well-trained physician of the highest type he will do better work for a thousand people than ten specialists.
William J. Mayo
From your confessor, lawyer and physician, hide not your case on no condition.
Everybody who's a physician, who makes vaccines, who wants to find the cure for cancer. Everybody who wants to do any medical good for humankind got the passion for that before he or she was 10.
Most people are overconfident about their own abilities. That is probably a good thing. But we would be horrified if a physician's aide engaged in heart surgery.
A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.
The patient's autonomy always, always should be respected, even if it is absolutely contrary - the decision is contrary to best medical advice and what the physician wants.
Prescription: A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to the patient.
Preventive medicine isn't part of a physician's everyday routine, which is spent dispensing drugs and performing surgery.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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