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The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
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.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
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.
The mind controls so much of the body. We are much more than flesh and blood; we are complex systems. Patients do better when they have faith that they're going to do better. That's why I always tell my patients and their families not to neglect their prayers. There's nobody I don't say that to.
A hospital is no place to be sick.
When I was born I was so ugly the doctor slapped my mother.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Cancer affects all of us, whether you're a daughter, mother, sister, friend, coworker, doctor, patient.
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 hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
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.
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
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 greatest evil is physical pain.
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.
I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places.
Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people come from their intelligence. They need at least a doctor who can understand this sickness.
If you look at the human condition today, not everyone is well fed, has access to good medical care, or the physical basics that provide for a healthy and a happy life.
It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.
Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
As a medical doctor, it is my duty to evaluate the situation with as much data as I can gather and as much expertise as I have and as much experience as I have to determine whether or not the wish of the patient is medically justified.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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