Medical Quotes

 A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines. 
Author: Frank Lloyd Wright
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1867  - d. 9 April 1959
  
 A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. 
Author: Irish Proverb
Nationality: American   
 Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum. 
Author: Thomas S. Szasz
Nationality: American
b. 15 April 1920
  
 Computer: a million morons working at the speed of light. 
Author: David Ferrier
Nationality: Scottish
b. 13 January 1843  - d. 19 March 1928
  
 Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic. 
Author: Thomas S. Szasz
Nationality: American
b. 15 April 1920
  
 Good parents give their children Roots and Wings. Roots to know where home is, wings to fly away and exercise what's been taught them. 
Author: Jonas Edward Salk
Nationality: American
b. 28 October 1914  - d. 23 June 1995
  
 Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults. 
Author: Thomas S. Szasz
Nationality: American
b. 15 April 1920
  
 I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more. 
Author: Jonas Edward Salk
Nationality: American
b. 28 October 1914  - d. 23 June 1995
  
 Skill is fine, and genius is splendid, but right contacts are more valuable than either. 
Author: Dr. Sir Archibald Mcindoe
Nationality: New Zealander
b. 04 May 1900  - d. 11 April 1960
  
 So (said the doctor), now vee may perhaps to begin. Yes? 
Author: Philip Milton Roth
Nationality: American
b. 19 March 1933
  
 The greatest analgesic, soporific, stimulant, tranquilizer, narcotic, and to some extent even antibiotic - in short, the closest thing to a genuine panacea - known to medical science is work. 
Author: Thomas S. Szasz
Nationality: American
b. 15 April 1920
  
 The language of the men of medicine is a fearful concoction of sesquipedalian words, numbered by thousands. 
Author: Frederick Saunders
Nationality: American
b. December 1807  - d.  December 1902
  
 The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget. 
Author: Thomas S. Szasz
Nationality: American
b. 15 April 1920
  
 There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. 
Author: Bern Williams
Nationality: American   
 When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him. 
Author: Thomas S. Szasz
Nationality: American
b. 15 April 1920
  
 I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was located in something called the Professional Building. I felt better right away. 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians. 
Author: Alexander the Great
Nationality: Macedonian
b. December 356  - d.  December 323
  
 I don't plan to grow old gracefully. I plan to have face-lifts until my ears meet. 
Author: Rita Rudner
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1956
  
 I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso. 
Author: Rita Rudner
Nationality: American
b. 17 September 1956
  
 A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running. 
Author: Groucho Marx
Nationality: American
b. 2 October 1890  - d. 19 July 1977
  
 And this is medicine? 
Author: Richard Phillips Feynman
Nationality: American
b. 11 May 1918  - d. 15 February 1988
  
 The advanced members of the medical profession know that the health of society is not to be obtained or maintained by medicines; - that it is far better, far more easy and far wiser, to adopt substantive measures to prevent disease of body or mind, than to allow substantive measure to remain continually to generate causes to produce physical and mental disorders. 
Author: Robert Owen
Nationality: Welsh
b. 14 May 1771  - d. 17 November 1858
  
 I would have thought that medical science would have had the problem of death all sorted out. I was sure that by the time I reached the age I am now, they would have found a cure for it, that they would be able to transplant everything and we'd all just keep right on going forever. 
Author: Cary Grant
Nationality: American
b. 18 January 1904  - d. 29 November 1986
  
 I am exasperated with the way that medical matters were run in my country. I take my life in my hands. Most of all I take my bank account in my hands because if I take a wrong turn on my bike and get run over by a taxi, I could lose everything I have. 
Author: Lionel Shriver
Nationality: American
b. 18 May 1957
  
 Since theocracy is the rule of God or its priests, and democracy the rule of the people or of the majority, pharmacracy is therefore the rule of medicine or of doctors. 
Author: Thomas S. Szasz
Nationality: American
b. 15 April 1920
  
 The struggle for definition is veritably the struggle for life itself. In the typical Western two men fight desperately for the possession of a gun that has been thrown to the ground: whoever reaches the weapon first shoots and lives; his adversary is shot and dies. In ordinary life, the struggle is not for guns but for words; whoever first defines the situation is the victor; his adversary, the victim. For example, in the family, husband and wife, mother and child do not get along; who defines whom as troublesome or mentally sick?. The one who first seizes the word imposes reality on the other. The one who defines thus dominates and lives; and the one who is defined is subjugated and may be killed. 
Author: Thomas S. Szasz
Nationality: American
b. 15 April 1920
  
 The myth of mental illness: "Mental illness" is an expression, a metaphor that describes an offending, disturbing, shocking, or vexing conduct, action, or pattern of behavior, such as schizophrenia, as an "illness" or "disease". Szasz wrote: "If you talk to God, you are praying; If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia. If the dead talk to you, you are a spiritualist; If you talk to the dead, you are a schizophrenic." While people behave and think in ways that are very disturbing, and that may resemble a disease process (pain, deterioration, response to various interventions), this does not mean they actually have a disease. Disease can only mean something people "have," while behavior is what people "do". Diseases are "malfunctions of the human body, of the heart, the liver, the kidney, the brain" while "no behavior or misbehavior is a disease or can be a disease. That's not what diseases are". Drapetomania is an example behavior which many in society did not approve of, being labeled and widely cited as a 'disease' and likewise with women who did not bow to men's will as having "hysteria". Psychiatry actively obscures the difference between (mis)behavior and disease, in its quest to help or harm parties to conflicts. By calling certain people "diseased", psychiatry attempts to deny them responsibility as moral agents, in order to better control them. 
Author: Thomas S. Szasz
Nationality: American
b. 15 April 1920
  
 Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next world than even we generals. 
Author: Emperor Napoleon I
Nationality: French
b. 15 August 1769  - d. 5 May 1821
  
 This silent call you make, A silence so loud I fear the world knows it's meaning If you fill every corner of a room. Where can I look? If I close my eyes the silence becomes louder! There is no escape from you The only way out is in. 
Author: Spike Milligan
Nationality: British
b. December 1918  - d.  December 2002
  
  It was important that they were supposedly untreated, and it would be undesirable to go ahead and use large amounts of penicillin to treat the disease, because you'd interfere with the study.  
Author: John Charles Cutler
Nationality: American
b. 29 June 1929  - d. 08 February 2003
  
 The Tuskegee study has been grossly misunderstood and misrepresented this way. And the fact was that it was concern for the black community, trying to set the stage for the best public health approach possible and best therapy, that led to the study being carried out. My regret is in terms of the study, I have none, as a scientist, and say, one would like to have seen an ideal scientific study, but we're dealing with human beings over a long period of time, and this is impossible. 
Author: John Charles Cutler
Nationality: American
b. 29 June 1929  - d. 08 February 2003
  
 Some will die. Itís in the interest of the total society. These men in Tuskegee helped us learn how to treat syphilis among blacks. They were serving their race. 
Author: John Charles Cutler
Nationality: American
b. 29 June 1929  - d. 08 February 2003
  
 It is becoming just as clear to us as it appears to be to you that it would not be advisable to have too many people concerned with this work in order to keep down talk and premature writing. We are just a little bit concerned about the possibility of having anything said about our program that would adversely affect its continuation. 
Author: John Charles Cutler
Nationality: American
b. 29 June 1929  - d. 08 February 2003
  
 The difficulty of IVF or of any fertility issues is the hope and the shattered hope, the dream that it might happen this time and then it doesn't happen. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 The very damaging, frightening part of postpartum is the lack of perspective and the lack of priority and understanding what is really important. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Too many people use abortion as a form of birth control. And that's very wrong. I could never, ever have an abortion. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Rigorous, published, peer-reviewed research clearly demonstrates that treatment works. Medications can be an important and even life-saving part of a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 I've never found therapy to be a sign of weakness. I've found the opposite to be true. The willingness to have a mirror held up to you definitely requires strength. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Tom Cruise's comments are irresponsible and dangerous. Tom should stick to saving the world from aliens and let women who are experiencing postpartum depression decide what treatment options are best for them. 
Author: Brooke Shields
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1965
  
 Most Members of Congress do not have a clear picture of how being uninsured and underinsured impacts the family or individual. This is a major problem. They think that an uninsured individual can receive their health care in an emergency room or a community clinic. Until members of Congress start receiving phone calls and letters from constituents who are angry and sick and tired of the American health care system, this is going to be a long and protracted struggle. We have to bring the pain and misery of this health care system into the Congress now! We need more stories like the one from Carol Gross; Cong. Conyers will put them on his web-site. 
Author: Joel Segal
Nationality: American   
 I know what it is like to be uninsured - I used to raise money from friends, relatives, co-workers,and strangers whenever my medical equipment for sleep apnea broke down during the night. Blue Cross Blue Shield would not cover my equipment costs and various medical procedures for sleep apnea because it was a pre-existing condition, or it was experimental surgery. I have been kicked out of hospitals, once one day after major knee surgery because I did not have health insurance. I was often denied treatment for sleep apnea and prostate problems because I had unpaid medical bills. I owe over $80,000 in medical bills. My credit is shot - I cannot buy a car, a cell phone, or an apartment without somebody giving me a loan. My mother who is 72, has no money, because it went to all of my medical bills since I was 18 years old. She is totally stressed out because of her financial situation. This is the reality of our health care system!! 
Author: Joel Segal
Nationality: American   
 There are millions of Americans, especially senior citizens, who have chronic illnesses or are handicapped, and cannot afford quality treatment. There are millions that cannot afford private health insurance, and want decent coverage. We must organize these individuals and families. This can be done only if there is a grassroots organization with affiliates across the country, who can organize these folks into a strong and vocal movement for universal health care. 
Author: Joel Segal
Nationality: American   
 The Government accepts that some 14 and 15-year-olds might prefer that their parents not know about the medical procedures they have had or the prescription drugs they are on. But children should not be presumed to be the best judges of their own long-term interests and should not have the right to go behind their parentsí backs. The real issue here is whether 14 and 15-year-olds can make informed decisions about what is right and wrong for them. And if they donít have that capacity, should they be allowed to operate in a moral and ethical vacuum? 
Author: Tony Abbott
Nationality: Australian
b. 04 November 1957
  
 Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality. 
Author: Jonas Edward Salk
Nationality: American
b. 28 October 1914  - d. 23 June 1995
  
 I pictured myself as a virus or a cancer cell and tried to sense what it would be like. 
Author: Jonas Edward Salk
Nationality: American
b. 28 October 1914  - d. 23 June 1995
  
 Nothing happens quite by chance. It's a question of accretion of information and experience. 
Author: Jonas Edward Salk
Nationality: American
b. 28 October 1914  - d. 23 June 1995
  
 As a child I was not interested in science. I was merely interested in things human, the human side of nature, if you like, and I continue to be interested in that. 
Author: Jonas Edward Salk
Nationality: American
b. 28 October 1914  - d. 23 June 1995
  
 My intention was to go to medical school, and then become a medical scientist. I did not intend to practice medicine, although in medical school, and in my internship, I did all the things that were necessary to qualify me in that regard. I had opportunities along the way to drop the idea of medicine and go into science. At one point at the end of my first year of medical school, I received an opportunity to spend a year in research and teaching in biochemistry, which I did. And at the end of that year, I was told that I could, if I wished, switch and get a Ph.D. in biochemistry but my preference was to stay with medicine. And, I believe that this is all linked to my original ambition, or desire, which was to be of some help to humankind, so to speak, in a larger sense than just on a one-to-one basis 
Author: Jonas Edward Salk
Nationality: American
b. 28 October 1914  - d. 23 June 1995
  
 I thought how nice it would be if a place like this existed and I was invited to work there. 
Author: Jonas Edward Salk
Nationality: American
b. 28 October 1914  - d. 23 June 1995
  
 In the end, what may have more significance is my creation of the institute and what will come out of it, because of its example as a place for excellence, a creative environment for creative minds. 
Author: Jonas Edward Salk
Nationality: American
b. 28 October 1914  - d. 23 June 1995
  
 The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more. 
Author: Jonas Edward Salk
Nationality: American
b. 28 October 1914  - d. 23 June 1995
  
 I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams. 
Author: Jonas Edward Salk
Nationality: American
b. 28 October 1914  - d. 23 June 1995
  
 Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next. 
Author: Jonas Edward Salk
Nationality: American
b. 28 October 1914  - d. 23 June 1995
  
 Nothing happens quite by chance. It's a question of accretion of information and experience. 
Author: Jonas Edward Salk
Nationality: American
b. 28 October 1914  - d. 23 June 1995
  
 It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner. 
Author: Jonas Edward Salk
Nationality: American
b. 28 October 1914  - d. 23 June 1995
  
 No one. Could you patent the sun? 
Author: Jonas Edward Salk
Nationality: American
b. 28 October 1914  - d. 23 June 1995
  




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