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The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people come from their intelligence. They need at least a doctor who can understand this sickness.
I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places.
As a surgeon you have to have a controlled arrogance. If it's uncontrolled, you kill people, but you have to be pretty arrogant to saw through a person's chest, take out their heart and believe you can fix it. Then, when you succeed and the patient survives, you pray, because it's only by the grace of God that you get there.
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 doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
America has the best doctors, the best nurses, the best hospitals, the best medical technology, the best medical breakthrough medicines in the world. There is absolutely no reason we should not have in this country the best health care in the world.
No matter who you are, what you've accomplished, what your financial situation is - when you're dealing with a parent with Alzheimer's, you yourself feel helpless. The parent can't work, can't live alone, and is totally dependent, like a toddler. As the disease unfolds, you don't know what to expect.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
Cancer affects all of us, whether you're a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, patient.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
When I was born I was so ugly the doctor slapped my mother.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
When a man goes through six years training to be a doctor he will never be the same. He knows too much.
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.
It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body.
The greatest evil is physical pain.
I keep dreaming of a future, a future with a long and healthy life, not lived in the shadow of cancer but in the light.
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 was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
The physician's highest calling, his only calling, is to make sick people healthy - to heal, as it is termed.
Nurses serve their patients in the most important capacities. We know that they serve as our first lines of communication when something goes wrong or when we are concerned about health.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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