Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
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.
The art of medicine cannot be inherited, nor can it be copied from books
Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course.
Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso.
One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.
The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. ~
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
God heals, and the doctor takes the fees.
Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.
A little rebellion now and then... is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.
Neurotic means he is not as sensible as I am, and psychotic means he's even worse than my brother-in-law.
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.
Before undergoing a surgical operation, arrange your temporal affairs. You may live.
The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
A hypochondriac is one who has a pill for everything except what ails him.
Medical science has proven time and again that when the resources are provided, great progress in the treatment, cure, and prevention of disease can occur.
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.
Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.
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.
Prior to penicillin and medical research, death was an everyday occurrence. It was intimate.
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