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The physician's highest calling, his only calling, is to make sick people healthy - to heal, as it is termed.
I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course.
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.
It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.
Thinking of disease constantly will intensify it. Feel always 'I am healthily in body and mind'.
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.
For the mind disturbed, the still beauty of dawn is nature's finest balm.
Edwin Way Teale
The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find.
Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.
Prescription: A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to the patient.
You may not be able to read a doctor's handwriting and prescription, but you'll notice his bills are neatly typewritten.
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.
When a man goes through six years training to be a doctor he will never be the same. He knows too much.
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.
Modern medicine is a negation of health. It isn't organized to serve human health, but only itself, as an institution. It makes more people sick than it heals.
Any doctor will admit that any drug can have side effects, and that writing a prescription involves weighing the potential benefits against the risks.
When I told my doctor I couldn't afford an operation, he offered to touch-up my X-rays.
Keep a watch also on the faults of the patients, which often make them lie about the taking of things prescribed.
I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso.
My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.
You know what they call the fellow who finishes last in his medical school graduating class? They call him 'Doctor.'
Any man who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.
I got the bill for my surgery. Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for.
James H. Boren
In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival.
Edward Everett Hale
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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