The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.
The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.
The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.
A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than the whole man - he must view the man in his world.
As an atheist evolving to agnosticism, and seeking answers to whether or not belief in God is potentially rational, my life was turned upside down 35 years ago by reading C. S. Lewis's Mere Christianity.
Nature abhors a vacuum.
As a physician, I understand how important it is to collect data on people so we can understand what's happening with them. I will be in the position to help enable that knowledge.
Tis not always in a physician's power to cure the sick; at times the disease is stronger than trained art.
Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
The young physician starts life with 20 drugs for each disease, and the old physician ends life with one drug for 20 diseases.
Strive to preserve your health; and in this you will better succeed in proportion as you keep clear of the physicians, for their drugs are a kind of alchemy concerning which there are no fewer books than there are medicines.
Given one well-trained physician of the highest type and he will do better work for a thousand people than ten specialists.
The disease of an evil conscience is beyond the practice of all the physicians of all the countries in the would.
The physicians of one class feel the patients and go away, merely prescribing medicine. As they leave the room they simply ask the patient to take the medicine. They are the poorest class of physicians.
The physician's highest calling, his only calling, is to make sick people healthy - to heal, as it is termed.
As a physician, I know many doctors want to utilize new technology, but they find the cost prohibitive.
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.
Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.
I learned very early that our health is always impaired by some excess either of food or abstinence, and I never had any physician except myself.
Our role is to develop techniques that allow us to provide emergency life-saving procedures to injured patients in an extreme, remote environment without the presence of a physician.
There are more old drunkards than old physicians.
The ideal doctor would be a man endowed with profound knowledge of life and of the soul, intuitively divining any suffering or disorder of whatever kind, and restoring peace by his mere presence.
I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease.
Life is short, and the Art long; the occasion fleeting; experience fallacious, and judgment difficult. The physician must not only be prepared to do what is right himself, but also to make the patient, the attendants, and externals cooperate.
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