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The greatest evil is physical pain.
We should be concerned not only about the health of individual patients, but also the health of our entire society.
The physician's highest calling, his only calling, is to make sick people healthy - to heal, as it is termed.
To study the phenomena of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea, while to study books without patients is not to go to sea at all.
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.
In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival.
Edward Everett Hale
Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.
The doctors x-rayed my head and found nothing.
Any man who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.
When I was born I was so ugly the doctor slapped my mother.
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.
Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.
Time is generally the best doctor.
The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find.
Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it.
Thinking of disease constantly will intensify it. Feel always 'I am healthily in body and mind'.
For the mind disturbed, the still beauty of dawn is nature's finest balm.
Edwin Way Teale
The art of medicine was to be properly learned only from its practice and its exercise.
Flying back from New York, the flight attendant said 'God, I wished you were here yesterday, we had a stroke on the plane. I said, if I have a stroke on a plane, I hope the pretend doctor isn't the one on the plane. I want a real doctor.
Mammograms are really sort of a gift. You can either catch something early or count your lucky stars because nothing was discovered. Either way, you're ahead of the game.
I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course.
All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men.
When I told my doctor I couldn't afford an operation, he offered to touch-up my X-rays.
I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso.
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.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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