Portal:Medicine/Quotes archive

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  • "Our diseases are so old fashioned, they can't keep up with the new medicines." Leonid S. Sukhorukov (April 26 - ...)
  • "Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician." Matthew Prior (April 26 - ...)
  • „I firmly believe that if the whole material medica, as now used, could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be better for mankind -and all the worse for the fishes.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (September 28, 2006 - ...)
  • „… the best thing for being sad… is to learn something.” - Merlin to Arthur; The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White (September 7, 2006 - April 26, 2007)
  • „Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” - Josh Billings (August 27, 2006 - April 26, 2007)
  • „Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.” - Mark Twain (August 11, 2006 - September 28)
  • „When you hear hoofbeats behind you, don't expect to see a zebra.” Theodore Woodward, MD PhD, University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Medicine. (August 7, 2006 - September 8, 2006)
  • „We should not encourage the medical student to while away his time in the labyrinths of Chemistry and Physiology.” - Harvard Medical School professor, 1871. (August 7, 2006 - August 27)
  • „If I had my way I'd make health catching instead of disease.” - Robert Ingersoll (August 7, 2006 - August 11)
  • „The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.” - Voltaire
  • „The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you 'druther not." Mark Twain
  • „A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ.” - John Steinbeck
  • "Symptoms are the body's mother tongue; signs are in a foreign language."" John Brown (doctor)
  • "First, Do no Harm, Second, Do not runaway" - Yuandi
  • "To study medicine without books is to sail an unchartered sea, while to study medicine only from books is not to go to sea at all." Sir William Osler
  • "Listen to your patient, he is telling you the diagnosis." Sir William Osler


  • "If you do everything you should do, and do not do anything you should not do, you will, according to the best available statistics, live exactly eighteen hours longer than you would otherwise." ~ Logain Clendening
  • "I am pretty sure that, if you will be quite honest, you will admit that a good rousing sneeze, one that tears open your collar and throws your hair into your eyes, is really one of life's sensational pleasures." ~ Robert Benchley