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The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.

The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.
A little rebellion now and then... is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
What can't be cured must be endured.
There are three subjects on which the knowledge of the medical profession in general is woefully weak; they are manners, morals, and medicine.
Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.
They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases.
By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death will seize the doctor too.
Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.
What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will.
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy will make the ancient method of drilling holes in a patient's head to permit the escape of demons look relatively advanced. Toxic chemotherapy is a hoax. The doctors who use it are guilty of pre-meditated murder, and the use of cobalt and other methods of cancer treatment popular today effectively closes the door on cure.
We have to ask ourselves whether medicine is to remain a humanitarian and respected profession or a new but depersonalized science in the service of prolonging life rather than diminishing human suffering.
They had me on the operating table all day. They looked into my stomach, my gall bladder, they examined everything inside of me. Know what they decided? I need glasses.
Since the regimentation of Medicine by quacks and medical gangsters in control of the American Medical Association, this organization has become one of the most vicious rackets in the country.
Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.
He who lives by medical prescriptions lives miserably.
Quackery has no friend like gullibility.
Some remedies are worse than the disease.
To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.
The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth: and he that is wise will not abhor them. Was not the water made sweet with wood, that the virtue thereof might be known? [Ecclesiasticus 38:4-5]
Before undergoing a surgical operation, arrange your temporal affairs. You may live.
The best medicine I know for rheumatism is to thank the Lord it ain't the gout.
Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy.
Medicines are only fit for old people.
Vaccination is the medical sacrament corresponding to baptism.
The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa --slightly off balance.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Like a celestial chaperon, the placebo leads us through the uncharted passageways of mind and gives us a greater sense of infinity than if we were to spend all our days with our eyes hypnotically glued to the giant telescope at Mt. Palomar. What we see ultimately is that the placebo isn't really necessary and that the mind can carry out its difficult and wondrous missions unprompted by little pills. The placebo is only a tangible object made essential in an age that feels uncomfortable with intangibles, an age that prefers to think that every inner effect must have an outer cause. Since it has size and shape and can be hand-held, the placebo satisfies the contemporary craving for visible mechanisms and visible answers . The placebo, then, is an emissary between the will to live and the body.
Today's medicine is at the end of its road. It can no longer be transformed, modified, readjusted. That's been tried too often. Today's medicine must DIE in order to be reborn. We must prepare its complete renovation.
Some fell by laudanum, and some by steel, and death in ambush lay in every pill.
The orthodox school has witnessed for centuries that nature itself has never once cured any existing disease with another dissimilar one, however intense. What must we think of this school, which nevertheless has continued to treat chronic diseases allopathically, with medicines and formulas that can only cause a disease condition --God knows which --dissimilar to the one being treated? Even if these physicians have not hitherto observed nature attentively enough, the miserable results of their treatment should have taught them that they were on the wrong road.
Walking is a man's best medicine.
I firmly believe that if the whole material medical could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind, and all the worse for the sea.
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.
While Homeopathy itself is a perfect science, its truth is only partially known. The truth itself relates to the Divine, the knowledge relates to man.
To live by medicine is to live horribly.
Injections are the best thing ever invented for feeding doctors.
It requires a great deal of faith for a man to be cured by his own placebos.

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