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The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The role of a clown and a physician are the same - it's to elevate the possible and to relieve suffering.
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
The young physician starts life with 20 drugs for each disease, and the old physician ends life with one drug for 20 diseases.
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.
I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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.
The physician's highest calling, his only calling, is to make sick people healthy - to heal, as it is termed.
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.
The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.
Prescription: A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to the patient.
A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.
One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.
I often think that the prime directive for me as a teacher of writing is akin to that for a physician, which is this: do no harm.
As any doctor can tell you, the most crucial step toward healing is having the right diagnosis. If the disease is precisely identified, a good resolution is far more likely. Conversely, a bad diagnosis usually means a bad outcome, no matter how skilled the physician.
The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician.
William J. Mayo
I think the way we think about cancer, the way we treat cancer, has dramatically changed in the last century. There is an enormous amount of options that a physician can provide today, right down from curing patients, treating patients or providing patients with psychic solace or pain relief.
It's such a long mission and we get to spend so much time in space... we're doing such exciting research. And I don't want to overemphasize the life science research, but as a physician the life science research that we're doing is extremely exciting.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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