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    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. W. H. Auden

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    When a man goes through six years training to be a doctor he will never be the same. He knows too much. Enid Bagnold

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    Cure the disease and kill the patient. Francis Bacon

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    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. John Berger

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    Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. Erma Bombeck

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    new! The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find. Denis Diderot

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    Surgeons must be very careful. When they take the knife!, underneath their fine incisions, stirs the Culprit -- Life! Emily Dickinson

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    The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is, the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes. Desiderius Erasmus

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    Time is generally the best doctor. Ovid

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    When a doctor does go wrong he is the first of criminals. He has nerve and he has knowledge. Arthur Conan Doyle

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    I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease. John Donne

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    Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician. Matthew Prior

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    God heals and the doctor takes the fee. Benjamin Franklin

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    A skilful leech is better far, than half a hundred men of war.

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    Deceive not thy physician, confessor, nor lawyer. George Herbert

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    The superior doctor prevents sickness; The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness; The inferior doctor treats actual sickness;

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    Napoleon Bonaparte

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    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. Voltaire

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    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.

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    If the doctor cures, the sun sees it; if he kills, the earth hides it.

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    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. Mark Twain

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    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. Voltaire

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    The first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine. William Osler

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    What I call a good patient is one who, having found a good physician, sticks to him till he dies.

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    The doctor should be opaque to his patients and, like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him. Sigmund Freud

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    The doctor found, when she was dead, her last disorder mortal. Oliver Goldsmith

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    I have noticed that doctors who fail in the practice of medicine have a tendency to seek one another's company and aid in consultation. A doctor who cannot take out your appendix properly will recommend you to a doctor who will be unable to remove your tonsils with success. Ernest Hemingway

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    I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age. Voltaire

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    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? Virginia Woolf

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    Physician -- One upon whom we set our hopes when ill and our dogs when well. Ambrose Bierce

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    As long as men are liable to die and are desirous to live, a physician will be made fun of, but he will be well paid. Jean de La Bruyère

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    He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines. Benjamin Franklin

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    Tell me doctor, with all of your defenses, are there any provisions for an attack by killer bees?

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    Never ask a surgeon whether you need an operation. Gerhard Kocher

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    Is my dentist not bound by the Geneva Convention? Gerhard Kocher

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    Nursing would be a dream job if there were no doctors. Gerhard Kocher

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    I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places. Henny Youngman

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    Temperance and labor are the two real physicians of man. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    The difference between an itch and an allergy is about one hundred bucks.

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    There are worse occupations in this world than feeling a woman's pulse. Laurence Sterne

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    Every doctor will allow a colleague to decimate a whole countryside sooner than violate the bond of professional etiquette by giving him away. George Bernard Shaw

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    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. George Bernard Shaw

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    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. Marcel Proust

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    Every invalid is a physician.

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    Is it not also true that no physician, in so far as he is a physician, considers or enjoins what is for the physician's interest, but that all seek the good of their patients? For we have agreed that a physician strictly so called, is a ruler of bodies, and not a maker of money, have we not? Plato

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    A surgeon should be young a physician old.

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    The relation nurse/doctor is even more complex than the relation patient/doctor. Gerhard Kocher

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    The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman. Jonathan Swift

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    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.

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