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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.
A blank wall of social and professional antagonism faces the woman physician that forms a situation of singular and painful loneliness, leaving her without support, respect or professional counsel.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The role of a clown and a physician are the same - it's to elevate the possible and to relieve suffering.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease.
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.
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.
We do not accost a physician as we do any mere nobody; nor a magistrate as we do a private individual. We try to get some advantage from the skill of the one and the position of the other. Walk in the sun, and your shadow will follow you, whether you will or not.
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
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.
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.
The young physician starts life with 20 drugs for each disease, and the old physician ends life with one drug for 20 diseases.
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 without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.
The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital.
Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
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.
Throughout my career, as both a physician and a scientist, I have drawn inspiration from Merck's unwavering commitment to scientific excellence. Over time, this commitment has brought forth an unparalleled number of breakthrough medicines and vaccines that improve the lives of patients around the world.
Roger M. Perlmutter
Prescription: A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to the patient.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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Who seeks shall find.
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