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...younger patients, known as 'Acutes' because the doctors figure them still sick enough to be fixed...
The glory of medicine is that it is constantly moving forward, that there is always more to learn. The ills of today do not cloud the horizon of tomorrow, but act as a spur to greater effort.
The history of medicine is the history of the unusual.
Hospitals are about healing.
Doctors, by God; washing their hands, looking out windows, fiddling with dreadful things while you are stretched out on a table or half undressed on a chair.
The patient must combat the disease along with the physician.
As a medical doctor, it is my duty to evaluate the situation with as much data as I can gather and as much expertise as I have and as much experience as I have to determine whether or not the wish of the patient is medically justified.
Life is short, and the Art long; the occasion fleeting; experience fallacious, and judgment difficult. The physician must not only be prepared to do what is right himself, but also to make the patient, the attendants, and externals cooperate.
From the physician, as emphatically the student of Nature, is expected not only an inquiry into cause, but an investigation of the whole empire of Nature and a determination of the applicability of every species of knowledge to the improvement of his art.
The patient is the one with the disease
Medicine is of all the Arts the most noble; but, owing to the ignorance of those who practice it, and of those who, inconsiderately, form a judgment of them, it is at present behind all the arts.
This is a sharp medicine, but it is a physician for all diseases and miseries.
Every physician almost hath his favourite disease.
If the patient has been to more than four physicians, nutrition is probably the medical answer.
Medicine considers the human body as to the means by which it is cured and by which it is driven away from health.
There have been some medical schools in which somewhere along the assembly line, a faculty member has informed the students, not so much by what he said but by what he did, that there is an intimate relation between curing and caring.
Medicine is the means by which we poor feeble creatures try to keep from dying or aching.
When I talked to my medical friends about the strange silence on this subject in American medical magazines and textbooks, I gained the impression that here was a subject tainted with Socialism or with feminine sentimentality for the poor.
The physician heals, Nature makes well.
But tell me, this physician of whom you were just speaking, is he a moneymaker, an earner of fees, or a healer of the sick?
Every physician must be rich in knowledge, and not only of that which is written in books; his patients should be his book, they will never mislead him.
Internists know everything but do nothing; surgeons know nothing but do everything; psychiatrists know nothing and do nothing; and pathologists know everything and do everything, but it is too late.
Therefore in medicine we ought to know the causes of sickness and health.
It's supposed to be a secret, but I'll tell you anyway. We doctors do nothing. We only help. And encourage the doctor within.
Medicine is not merely a science but an art. The character of the physician may act more powerfully upon the patient than the drugs employed.
Doctors are crucial choice architects, and with an understanding of how Humans think, they could do far more to improve people's health and thus to lengthen their lives.
Health has its science, as well as disease.
The physician ... is the flower (such as it is) of our civilization.
And though you study medicine for a score of lifetimes, there will come to you people whose illnesses are mysteries, for the anguish of which you speak is part and parcel of the profession of healing and must be lived with.
Man becomes weak or ill by accident as a consequence of the lack of resources. Even the most severally ill patients must be treated with the aim of restoring their health.
A physician is an unfortunate gentleman who is every day required to perform a miracle; namely to reconcile health with intemperance.
In diagnosis think of the easy first.
In order to have good health care you need a patient and you need a health care provider.
Who taught you all this, doctor?"
The reply came promptly:
I have a doctor's note.
I do not practice clinical medicine and hence do not treat individual patients. My career is in medical science.
Clinical descriptions and Epidemiology
Medical costs are of concern, both in developing and developed countries.
Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to kindness and wisdom we make promises only; pain we obey.
The kind of doctor I want is one who when he's not examining me is home studying medicine.
Medicine is so fascinating.
Twenty-first century medicine must not be confined to a twentieth-century bureaucracy.
Preys on my heart that med'cine cannot reach.
Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.
Medicine is intention. Those who are proficient at using intention are good doctors.
My father was a doctor.
The forms of diseases are many and the healing of them is manifold.
Mothers, Grandmothers, and Mother Nature are the best doctors around.
In the medical profession a horse and carriage are more necessary than any scientific knowledge.
The mind and body are not separate units, but one integrated system. How we act and what we think, eat, and feel are all related to our health. Physicians should be capable of teaching this behavior to patients.
Drug abuse is a medical disease that requires medical professionals.
You and I doctor, on the beach.
A well-trained, sensible doctor is one of the most valuable assets of a community.
The first task of the doctor is ... political: the struggle against disease must begin with a war against bad government. Man will be totally and definitively cured only if he is first liberated ...
As a physician, we heal by sharing our bestowed power of knowledge, love, and compassion.
I had just dropped out of medicine in my first year of residency, a few months shy of becoming a licensed M.D. I'd discovered there was something serious, mainly a matter of nerve and perhaps empathy, that stood in my way.
Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.
I wish medical schools helped us to analyze our healthy and unhealthy reasons for becoming doctors.
Conscientious and careful physicians allocate causes of disease to natural laws, while the ablest scientists go back to medicine for their first principles.
As a young surgeon in training at the University of California San Francisco General Hospital in the early '80s, my colleagues and I were inundated with an epidemic of young men with fevers, rashes, swollen lymph nodes and eventually death.
Doctors are great
as long as you don't need them.
Happy wounds, which make us seek the beloved Physician.
I've always been interested in medicine and was pleased when my brother became a doctor. But after thinking seriously about that field, I realized that what intrigued me was not the science, not the chemistry or biology of medicine, but the narrative - the story of each patient, each illness.
Whoever is to acquire a competent knowledge of medicine, ought to be possessed of the following advantages: a natural disposition; instructionl a favorable place for the study; early tuition, love of labor; leisure.
In addition to relieving patient suffering, research is needed to help reduce the enormous economic and social burdens posed by chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, arthritis, diabetes, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, cancer, heart disease, and stroke.
What should be the glory of the profession is that a doctor should be able to meet his patients with no financial anxiety.
The doctor I would want for myself or for anyone else I cared about would be one who understands that disease is more than just a clinical entity; it is an experience and a metaphor, with a message that must be listened to.
Prescription: A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to the patient.
What I think a doctor should do is prevent disease, by any means necessary.
I am attended by doctors, everywhere I am attended by doctors who inform me of my own interests.
Medicolegal Awareness is a must for every Doctor.
A doctor is a man who writes prescriptions, till the patient either dies or is cured by nature.
I think modern societies have to ask a very basic question: What strategies buy the most health for people? Doctors can do so many marvelous things now. They can keep a corpse alive, almost.
Now of the difficulties bound up with the public in which we doctors work, I hesitate to speak in a mixed audience. Common sense in matters medical is rare, and is usually in inverse ratio to the degree of education.
Medicine is not about conquering diseases and death, but about the alleviation of suffering, minimising harm, smoothing the painful journey of man to the grave.
Physicians are many in title but very few in reality.
The Doctor's Motto: Have patients.
In the actual condition of medical science, the physician mostly plays the part of simple spectator of the sad episodes which his profession furnishes him.
When doctors differ who decides amid the milliard-headed throng?
We have to ask ourselves whether medicine is to remain a humanitarian and respected profession or a new but depersonalized science in the service of prolonging life rather than diminishing human suffering.
The physician should not treat the disease but the patient who is suffering from it
I would like to maximize the level of human choice in the medical field ... The choice of a treatment in many ways is like the exercise of religion.
Patients possess a body of knowledge about themselves that we can never hope to master, and we have a body of knowledge about medicine that they can never hope to master. Our job is to bring these two groups together so we can serve each other well.
The dilemma of modern medicine, and the underlying central flaw in medical education and, most of all, in the training of interns, is the irresistible drive to do something, anything. It is expected by patients and too often agreed to by their doctors, in the face of ignorance.
great family medical practice in the sky.
Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity.
The best physician is he who can distinguish the possible from the impossible.
God is greatest physician.
Many medical students, like most American patients, confuse science and technology. They think that what it means to be a scientific doctor is to bring to bear the maximum amount of technology on any given patient. And this makes them dangerous.
Tis not always in a physician's power to cure the sick; at times the disease is stronger than trained art.
I trained in medicine after pursuing an academic career in the humanities, mainly because of my interest in the relationship between mind and body, and between mind and brain.
A patient had a 50-50 chance of benefiting from visiting a physician as of 1910. Medicine was more like voodoo than science until the 20th Century.
St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries
I'm a doctor of cowshit, pigshit, and chickenshit ... when you doctors figure out what you want, you'll find me out in the barn shoveling my thesis.
Once you reach a certain age, you find yourself visiting hospitals a lot.
The way most doctors practice medicine right now isn't working.
The doctors and nurses at the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital are saving lives every day and helping improve health care in the DRC which has been ravaged by more than a decade of war and disease.
We need total health more than medically approved health. Our wellness should not be limited to our doctor's experience, but enhanced by our own experience.
Medicine would be the ideal profession if it did not involve giving pain.