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Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.William Osler More
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I was not long since in a company where I was not who of my fraternity brought news of a kind of pills, by true account, composed of a hundred and odd several ingredients; whereat we laughed very heartily, and made ourselves good sport; for what rock so hard were able to resist the shock or withstand the force of so thick and numerous a battery?Michel de Montaigne More
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Desperate maladies require desperate remedies.
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new! 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.Norman Cousins More
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The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.Voltaire More
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Do not forget: in medicine, there are more important things than life and death: dollars and cents.
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Medicine knows no limits, especially not its own.
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They do certainly give very strange, and newfangled, names to diseases.Plato More
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He who lives by medical prescriptions lives miserably.
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Many of us will die for science without knowing it.
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Quackery has no friend like gullibility.
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Mankind has survived all catastrophes. It will also survive modern medicine.
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It is medicine, not scenery, for which a sick man must go searching.Seneca the Younger More
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By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death will seize the doctor too.William Shakespeare More
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Some remedies are worse than the disease.Publilius Syrus More
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You can't treat a car like a patient. A car needs love.
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She saw she had fallen into the hands of one of those doctors who have strayed too far from apparent in the direction of the soul.Rebecca West More
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From year to year, it is more obvious: the goal of medicine is not health but the further extension of the health system.
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The only medicine that does women more good than harm is dress.Jean Paul More
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The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.William Osler More
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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
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Before undergoing a surgical operation, arrange your temporal affairs. You may live.Ambrose Bierce More
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The best medicine I know for rheumatism is to thank the Lord it ain't the gout.Josh Billings More
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What can't be cured must be endured.Robert Burton More
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He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.Samuel Taylor Coleridge More
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Feed a fever, starve a cold. Lightly sup with rickets.Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka, Toshihiro Kawabata More
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To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.Henry Ward Beecher More
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I was under medication when I made the decision not to burn the tapes.Richard Nixon More
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Injections are the best thing ever invented for feeding doctors.Gabriel García Márquez More
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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.Joe E. Lewis More
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A little rebellion now and then... is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government.Thomas Jefferson More
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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.
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Medicine heals doubts as well as diseases.Karl Marx More
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Sleep is better than medicine.
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Vaccination is the medical sacrament corresponding to baptism.
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