Top 50+Quotation About Medicine


Quotation About Medicine

1. “Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.”
2. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
3. “Isn’t it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do “practice”?”
4. “How do you tell the psychiatrists from the patients in the hospital? The patients get better and leave.”
5. “After you find out all the things that can go wrong, your life becomes less about living and more about waiting.”
6. “Medicine is my lawful wife, and literature is my mistress. When I get fed up with one, I spend the night with the other”
7. “The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.”
8.  “A medicine cat has no time for doubt. Put your energy into today and stop worrying about the past.”
9. “Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity. ”
10. “Declare the past, diagnose the present, foretell the future.”
11. “As to diseases, make a habit of two things — to help, or at least, to do no harm.”
12.  “Let us be the ones who say we do not accept that a child dies every three seconds simply because he does not have the drugs you and I have. Let us be the ones to say we are not satisfied that your place of birth determines your right for life. Let us be outraged, let us be loud, let us be bold.”
13. “Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the mind.”
14. “The life so short, the craft so long to learn.”
15. “In the words of the philosopher Sceptum, the founder of my profession: am I going to get paid for this?”
16. “It is very expensive to give bad medical care to poor people in a rich country.”
17.  “In my opinion, our health care system has failed when a doctor fails to treat an illness that is treatable.”
18.  “ music isn’t just music- its medicine.”
19.  “Hospitals should be arranged in such a way as to make being sick an interesting experience. One learns a great deal sometimes from being sick. ”
20.  “I don’t understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open and put them on cholesterol lowering drugs for the rest of their lives.”
21. “Surgeons can cut out everything except cause.”
22. “Life is choices, and they are relentless. No sooner have you made one choice than another is upon you.”
23. “Though the doctors treated him, let his blood, and gave him medications to drink, he nevertheless recovered.”
24.  “You are a placebo responder. Your body plays tricks on your mind. You cannot be trusted.”
25. “It was a lie but he believed in telling lies to people. Truth telling and medicine just didn’t go together except in dire emergencies, if then.”
26. “Be sceptical, ask questions, demand proof. Demand evidence. Don’t take anything for granted. But here’s the thing: When you get proof, you need to accept the proof. And we’re not that good at doing that.”
27.  “Anywhere you have extreme poverty and no national health insurance, no promise of health care regardless of social standing, that’s where you see the sharp limitations of market-based health care. ”
28.  “Disease is the biggest money maker in our economy.”
29.  “The most exquisite pleasure in the practice of medicine comes from nudging a layman in the direction of terror, then bringing him back to safety again.
30.  “The art is long, life is short, opportunity fleeting, experiment dangerous, judgment difficult.”
31.  “A story-a true story-can heal as much as medicine can.”
32.  “No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet introspection.”
33.  “The physician must be able to tell the antecedents, know the present, and foretell the future — must mediate these things, and have two special objects in view with regard to disease, namely, to do good or to do no harm.”
34.  “The patient is the one with the disease”
35.  “One dictum I had learned on the battlefields of France in a far distant war: You cannot save the world, but you might save the man in front of you, if you work fast enough.”
36.  “Good medicine always tastes bad.”
37.  “It’s true that laughter really is cheap medicine. It’s a prescription anyone can afford. And best of all, you can fill it right now.”
38.  “Be consistent in your dedication to showing your gratitude to others. Gratitude is a fuel, a medicine, and spiritual and emotional nourishment.”
39.  “The spirit is one of the most neglected parts of man by doctors and scientists around the world. Yet, it is as vital to our health as the heart and mind. It’s time for science to examine the many facets of the soul. The condition of our soul is usually the source of many sicknesses.”
40.  “Words can be medicines; they can also be poisons. Words can heal; they can also kill… It all depends on how, when and where they are use and against whom! Let us not abuse our words. It’s a misuse of the tongue!”
41.  “Food and medicine are not two different things: they are the front and back of one body. Chemically grown vegetables may be eaten for food, but they cannot be used as medicine.”
42.  “Eunuchs do not take the gout, nor become bald.”
43.  “Cure sometimes, treat often and comfort always.”
44.  “The physician should not treat the disease but the patient who is suffering from it”
45.  “Doctors most commonly get mixed up between absence of evidence and evidence of abense”
46.  “All worries are less with wine.”
47.  “Is psychiatry a medical enterprise concerned with treating diseases, or a humanistic enterprise concerned with helping persons with their personal problems? Psychiatry could be one or the other, but it cannot–despite the pretensions and protestations of psychiatrists–be both.”
48.   “When we give government the power to make medical decisions for us, we in essence accept that the state owns our bodies.”
49.  “When you got a condition, it’s bad to forget your medicine.”
50.  “At a cardiac arrest, the first procedure is to take your own pulse”
51. “Literature is a virus.”
52.  “Medicine is not a science; it is empiricism founded on a network of blunders.”
53.  “You cannot separate passion from pathology any more than you can separate a person’s spirit from his body.”
54.  “Failing to listen to the woman is one of the biggest mistakes a practitioner can make.”
55.  “Death, of course, is not a failure. Death is normal. Death may be the enemy, but it is also the natural order of things.”
56.  “Everything teeters between pathos and bathos: here you are, violating society’s most fundamental taboos and yet formaldehyde is a powerful appetite stimulant, so you also crave a burrito.”
57.  “It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.”
58.  “If your leg is in a cast, it’s really dumb to sit in front of your computer doing unnecessary stuff with it hanging down. Your leg will swell and heal slower, if at all. When you go to your doctor, he/she will give you one of those “you’re really dumb and self destructive” looks. Also, “Why didn’t you follow my orders and rest?” Your doctor will be right, and so will mine at my next office visit. Elevate, folk! Elevate your mind, your soul, and your leg, in the order needed!”
59.  “Time and time again, throughout the history of medical practice, what was once considered as “scientific” eventually becomes regarded as “bad practice”.”
60.  “This (…) had made me aware for the first time of the well-disguised myth that they and the academic institutions they represent are bastions of a free exchange of ideas. They are -but only of those ideas that don’t ‘rock the boat’, that refrain from challenging hallowed taboos.”


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