Medical Quotes

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 greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.
– Plato

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When you are called to a sick man, be sure you know what the matter is if you do not know, nature can do a great deal better than you can guess.
– Nicholas Belleville

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Body and soul cannot be separated for purposes of treatment, for they are one and indivisible. Sick minds must be healed as well as sick bodies.
– C. Jeff Miller

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The physician should look upon the patient as a besieged city and try to rescue him with every means that art and science place at his command.
– Alexander

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A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than the whole man he must view the man in his world.
– Harvey Cushing

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A doctor must work eighteen hours a day and seven days a week. If you cannot console yourself to this, get out of the profession.
– Martin H. Fischer

I have endeavored to show that there is no real service of humanity in the profession of medicine and that it is injurious to mankind.
– Mahatma Gandhi

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