Sunday, 27 May 2012

Doctors

A great doctor kills more people than a great general. - G. W. Leibniz

A wealthy doctor who can help a poor man, and will not without a fee, has less sense of humanity than a poor ruffian, who kills a rich man to supply his necessities. - Joseph Addison

Any physician who advertises a positive cure for any disease, who issues nostrum testimonials, who sells his services to a secret remedy, or who diagnoses and treats by mail patients he has never seen, is a quack. - Samuel Hopkins Adams

Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing. - Voltaire

Each patient carries his own doctor inside him. - Norman Cousins

For each illness that doctors cure with medicine, they provoke ten in healthy people by inoculating them with the virus that is a thousand times more powerful than any microbe: the idea that one is ill. - Marcel Proust

Men who are occupied in the restoration of health to other men, by the joint exertion of skill and humanity, are above all the great of the earth. They even partake of divinity, since to preserve and renew is almost as noble as to create. - Voltaire

You can't judge the ability of a doctor by the amount of praise the undertakers give him. - Evan Esar

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