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God heals and the doctor takes the fee.

He has been a doctor a year now and has had two patients, no, three, I think -- yes, it was three; I attended their funerals.
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.
Life is short, the art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgment difficult.
Cure the disease and kill the patient.
I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age.
The superior doctor prevents sickness; The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness; The inferior doctor treats actual sickness;
The doctor should be opaque to his patients and, like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians.
Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
A patient going to a doctor for his first visit was asked, And whom did you consult before coming to me? Only the village druggist, was the answer. And what sort of foolish advice did that numbskull give you? asked the doctor, his tone and manner denoting his contempt for the advice of the layman. Oh, replied his patient, with no malice aforethought, he told me to come and see you.
It is the duty of a doctor to prolong life and it is not his duty to prolong the act of dying.
What I call a good patient is one who, having found a good physician, sticks to him till he dies.
The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is, the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes.
Surgeons must be very careful. When they take the knife!, underneath their fine incisions, stirs the Culprit -- Life!
Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals.
One of the fundamental reasons why so many doctors become cynical and disillusioned is precisely because, when the abstract idealism has worn thin, they are uncertain about the value of the actual lives of the patients they are treating. This is not because they are callous or personally inhuman: it is because they live in and accept a society which is incapable of knowing what a human life is worth.
When a man goes through six years training to be a doctor he will never be the same. He knows too much.
A doctor, like anyone else who has to deal with human beings, each of them unique, cannot be a scientist; he is either, like the surgeon, a craftsman, or, like the physician and the psychologist, an artist. This means that in order to be a good doctor a man must also have a good character, that is to say, whatever weaknesses and foibles he may have, he must love his fellow human beings in the concrete and desire their good before his own.
Never ask a surgeon whether you need an operation.
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.
The doctor knows what his trained eyes see -- and he says it's the last of the ninth for me. So one more thing while the clouds loom dark and then I must leave this noisy park.
The difference between an itch and an allergy is about one hundred bucks.
There are worse occupations in this world than feeling a woman's pulse.
Doctors don't know everything really. They understand matter, not spirit. And you and I live in spirit.
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.
Time is generally the best doctor.
My doctor gave me six months to live but when I couldn't pay the bill, he gave me six months more.
Employment is nature's physician, and is essential to human happiness.
The practice of medicine is a thinker's art, the practice of surgery a plumber s.
Nursing would be a dream job if there were no doctors.
For what Harley Street specialist has time to understand the body, let alone the mind or both in combination, when he is a slave to thirteen thousand a year?
The majority of the diseases which the human family have been and still are suffering under, they have created by ignorance of their own organic health, and work perseveringly to tear themselves to pieces, and when broken down and debilitated in body and mind, send for the doctor and drug themselves to death.
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
Every doctor will allow a colleague to decimate a whole countryside sooner than violate the bond of professional etiquette by giving him away.
The doctor learns that if he gets ahead of the superstitions of his patients he is a ruined man; and the result is that he instinctively takes care not to get ahead of them.
Temperance and labor are the two real physicians of man.
There are more old drunkards than old physicians.

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