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

 

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I suppose one has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience.
~ Alice James

 

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I wasn't driven into medicine by a social conscience but by rampant curiosity.
~ Jonathan Miller

 

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

 

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Instead of wishing to see more doctors made by women joining what there are, I wish to see as few doctors, either male or female, as possible. For, mark you, the women have made no improvement -- they have only tried to be ''men'' and they have only succeeded in being third-rate men.
~ Florence Nightingale

 

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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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It is the duty of a doctor to prolong life and it is not his duty to prolong the act of dying.
~ Thomas Horder

 

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Life is short, the art long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgment difficult.
~ Hippocrates

 

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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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My doctor gave me six months to live but when I couldn't pay the bill, he gave me six months more.
~ Walter Matthau

 

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Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians.
~ H. G. Bohn

 

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

 

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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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Physician, heal thyself.
~ Hebrew Proverb

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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