Medical quotes

Just came across Oxford dictionary of medical quotations pub in 2003  , it’s an good book esp if ur interested in history of Medicine .Reading those quotes u will be surprised to find that the doctors then had a good sense of humor ..

some quotes form it …

“With the exception of lawyers, there is no profession which considers itself above the law so widely as the medical profession.”
-The Health Master Ch. 1

“The best physicians are Dr. Diet, Dr. Quiet and Dr. Merryman.”

“The only similarity between the car and the human body is that if something is seriously wrong with the design of the former you can send it back to its maker.”
-A Sense of Asher p. 86. Pitman Medical, UK (1972)
“The prime goal is to alleviate suffering, and not to prolong life. And if your treatment does not alleviate suffering, but only prolongs life, that treatment should be stopped.”

-Christian Barnard 1922–2001

“Medicine is like a woman who changes with the fashions.”

– August Bier

“I divided my life into three parts: in the first I learned my profession, in the second I taught it, in the third I enjoy it.”
– ” The Story of a Surgeon”, by Sir John Sutton

“You may know the intractability of a disease by its long list of remedies.”

– Clark

“Erythrocytes were primarily designed by God as tools for the immunologist and only secondarily as carriers of haemoglobin.”

– Coombs ( the Coombs test)

“From inability to let well alone; from too much zeal for the new and contempt for what is old; from putting knowledge before wisdom, science before art, and cleverness before common sense, from treating patients as cases, and from making the cure of the disease more grievous
than the endurance of the same, Good Lord, deliver us.”
– Sir Robert Hutchison ,British Medical Journal 1: 671 (1953)

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