Quotes by Gerhard Kocher

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Swiss health economist and author, born 1939. He is the author of the book "Vorsicht, Medizin!" (1995). The third edition was published in 2006 and contains 1555 aphorisms as well as 88 cartoons (h.e.p. Verlag/Ott Verlag, Berne, Switzerland, 298 p., ISBN 3-7225-0048-6).

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Bad people are less a problem than indifferent people.

Pharma industry is the art of making billions from milligrams.
Never ask a surgeon whether you need an operation.
Believe me - the Government will help you anytime it needs you.
Nursing would be a dream job if there were no doctors.
I am a staunch feminist, in spite of all women's magazines.
How easy would life be if you were less intelligent!
Do not ask what the Government can do for you. Ask why it doesn't.
Do not forget: in medicine, there are more important things than life and death: dollars and cents.
A good health policy is based on three principles. Unfortunately, nobody knows them.
The Silent majority is silent, and that is best for everybody.
There are two types of politicians: the ones that are courageous and honest, and the ones that have a steep career.
In a hospital, half of the patients get better food than at home.
After each stay in a hospital I live extremely healthy (sometimes up to five days!).
The most frequent lie in a hospital: it won't hurt.
Life is one of the most important causes of death.
Medicine knows no limits, especially not its own.
From year to year, it is more obvious: the goal of medicine is not health but the further extension of the health system.
You can't treat a car like a patient. A car needs love.
The relation nurse/doctor is even more complex than the relation patient/doctor.
Mankind has survived all catastrophes. It will also survive modern medicine.
The call for free markets would be more successful if it came from more sympathetic people.
Is my dentist not bound by the Geneva Convention?
War is the father of all things. But who is the mother?
Many of us will die for science without knowing it.
Boxing is dangerous, but at least it hits the right people.
Is there a life after death? Can I never get some peace?
Don't tell my parents that I work in the pharmaceutical industry. They think I am working in a brothel.

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