Quotes: medicine

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  • Paracelsus
    Paracelsus
    Swiss doctor and alchemist, born Theophrastus von Hohenheim 1493-1541
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    Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided.
  • Plutarch
    Plutarch
    Greek biographer and essayist 46-120 AD
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    Medicine to produce health must examine disease; and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.
  • Ivan Illich
    Ivan Illich
    Austrian-American theologist, writer 1926-
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    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.
  • Henrik Ibsen
    Henrik Ibsen
    Norwegian dramatist 1828-1906
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    Money may be the husk of many things, but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not faithfulness; days of joy, but not peace and happiness.
  • Sir William Osler
    Sir William Osler
    Canadian Physician 1849-1919
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    One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.

    Source: Sir William Osler: Aphorisms (1961) p. 105

  • Nicolas Chamfort
    Nicolas Chamfort
    French writer, journalist and playwright 1741-1794
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    Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.
  • Thomas Szasz
    Thomas Szasz
    American psychiatrist 1920-
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    Psychiatric expert testimony: mendacity masquerading as medicine.
  • Vance Havner
    Vance Havner
    American writer 1901-1986
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    Sometimes your medicine bottle has on it, ''Shake well before using.'' That is what God has to do with some of His people. He has to shake them well before they are ever usable.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran├žois Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
  • Josh Billings
    Josh Billings
    American humorist 1815-1885
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    The best medicine I know for rheumatism is to thank the Lord it ain't the gout.
  • Stephen B. Leacock
    Stephen B. Leacock
    Canadian humorist and economist 1869-1944
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    The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.
  • Sir William Osler
    Sir William Osler
    Canadian Physician 1849-1919
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    The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.
  • Sir William Osler
    Sir William Osler
    Canadian Physician 1849-1919
    Sir William Osler
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    The first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    The miserable have no other medicine but only hope.
  • Jean Paul
    Jean Paul
    German poet (ps. of Johann P.F. Richter) 1763-1825
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    The only medicine that does women more good than harm is dress.