The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease.Voltaire pseudonym of Fran c° ois Marie Arouet: Attributed.
A well-chosen anthology is a complete dispensary of medicine for the more common mental disorders, and may be used as much for prevention as cure.Robert von Ranke Graves: 1962 On English Poetry,'Definitions'.
I wasn't driven into medicine by a social conscience but by rampant curiosity.JonathanWolfe Miller: 1983 In the Observer, 5 Feb.
One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.Sir William Osler: Collected in W B Bean (ed) Sir William Osler: Aphorisms from His Bedside Teachings and Writings (1950).
Is there no way to beget In my limbs their former heat? Aeson had (as Poets fain) Baths that made him young again: Find that Medicine (if you can) For your dry-decrepit man: Who would but fain his strength renew, Were it but to pleasure you.Robert Herrick: 1648 'To His Mistress'.
Grief is itself a med'cine.william cowper: 1782 Poems,'Charity', l.159.
Hygiene is the corruption of medicine by morality.H(enry) L(ouis) Mencken: 1922 Prejudices.
In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but its effects.J(ames) William Fulbright: 1966 Speech to the US Senate, 21 Apr.
The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.Sir William Osler: Quoted in H Cushing Life of Sir William Osler (1925), vol.1, ch.14.
I have fallen in love with American names, The sharp, gaunt names that never get fat, The snakeskin-titles of mining-claims, The plumed war-bonnet of Medicine Hat, Tucson and Deadwood and Lost Mule Flat.StephenVincent Bene t: 1927 'American Names'.
A faithful friend is the medicine of life; and they that fear the Lord shall find him.Bible (Apocrypha): Ecclesiasticus 6:16.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.Bible (Old Testament): Proverbs17:22.
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.Thomas Stephen Szasz: 1974 The Second Sin.
Life is a malady whose one medicine is Death.Abu'l-'Ala Al-Ma'arri: c.1000 Luzu' miyya' t, stanza 41 (translated by R A Nicholson in Studies in Islamic Poetry,1921).
It is a most extraordinary thing, but I never read a patent medicine advertisement without being impelled to the conclusionthat Iamsuffering fromtheparticulardisease therein dealt with in its most virulent form.Jerome K(lapka) Jerome: 1889 Three Men in a Boat, ch.1.
Nature is nowhere accustomed more openly to display her secret mysteries than in cases where she shows tracings of her workings apart from the beaten paths; nor is there any better way to advance the proper practice of medicine than to give our minds to the discovery of the usual law of nature, by careful investigation of cases of rarer forms of disease.william harvey: 1657 Letter to John Vlackveld, 24 Apr.
Yas | , enfermos, ojo alerta, y a ning u n me dico admitan; mueran de gorra, sin dar un real a la medicina. Be careful then, patients, and don't accept any doctor; die for free and do not give a single coin to medicine.1689 Diente del Parnaso ('Parnassus' Tooth'),'Pro logo al que leyere este tratado'.
The longer I practise medicine, the more convinced I am there are only two types of cases: those that involve taking the trousers off and those that don't.Alan Bennett: 1973 Habeas Corpus.
After such treatment it would think twice before coming again, unless it was one of the stubborn ones who returned, carrying the stamp of their mutilation--a missing finger or perhaps a dark line where the medicine man's razor had cut them.chinua achebe: Chapter 9 (p. 75)
Even a little knowledge of Islam will show that its religion is not only tolerant of other Faiths, but most respectful, and indeed, fully accepts the divine inspiration of all theistic Faiths that came before Islam. It does not only teach tolerance to its followers, but goes a step further and enjoins on them all to create the godly quality of "Hilm" that is, tolerance, forbearance, patience, calmness, and forgiveness. It is due to the spirit of tolerance of Islam that even the smallest Christian and Jewish minorities survived and kept all their doctrines during the thousand years of Muslim rule. Nothing like what happened to Muslims in Spain after the Christian conquest has ever happened to a non-Muslim Faith in any Islamic dominion. How, can Europeans be so ignorant as to have forgotten that in the first century of Islam the Khalifs ordered that all that was best in Greek and Roman cultures should be assimilated; that not only the philosophy, medicine and science of Greece, but its poetry and drama, were carefully translated into Arabic and were generally sought not only by the learned but also by the pious! The Muslim attitude towards the absorption of ideas was based on the principle of Islam which enjoins to acquire knowledge wherever available, and there is a well-known and authentic saying of the Prophet that "his followers should seek learning even if they have to go to China."aga khan iii: In response to an article in the TIMES, London, which had labelled Islam as an "intolerant" religion, and held it responsible for some of the problems of the Middle East.
Little effort was made to explain Saddam's culpability, his misuse of Iraqi resources, or the fact that we were not embargoing medicine or food. I was exasperated that our TV was showing what amounted to Iraqi propaganda...I must have been crazy; I should have answered the question by reframing it and pointing out the inherent flaws in the premise behind it. Saddam Hussein could have prevented any child from suffering simply by meeting his obligations. Instead, I said the following: 'I think this is a very hard choice, but the price, we think, the price is worth it.' As soon as I had spoken, I wished for the power to freeze time and take back those words. My reply had been a terrible mistake, hasty, clumsy, and wrong. Nothing matters more than the lives of innocent people. I had fallen into a trap and said something that I simply did not mean. That is no one's fault but my own.madeleine albright: Comment on Stahl interview in Madam Secretary (2003), pp. 274-275
Last night I had a dream, When I got to Africa,I had one hell of a rumble.I had to beat Tarzan’s behind first,For claiming to be King of the Jungle.For this fight, I’ve wrestled with alligators,I’ve tussled with a whale.I done handcuffed lightningAnd throw thunder in jail.You know I’m bad.just last week, I murdered a rock,Injured a stone, Hospitalized a brick.I’m so mean, I make medicine sick.I’m so fast, man,I can run through a hurricane and don't get wet.When George Foreman meets me,He’ll pay his debt.I can drown the drink of water, and kill a dead tree.Wait till you see Muhammad Ali.muhammad ali: A poem about his match with George Foreman, known as the Rumble in the Jungle (1974)
Madison has inserted in his amendments the increase of representatives, each State having two at least. The rights of conscience, of bearing arms, of changing the government, are declared to be inherent in the people. Freedom of the press too. There is a prodigious great dose for a medicine. But it will stimulate the stomach as little as hasty pudding. It is rather food for physic. An immense mass of sweet and other herbs and roots for diet drink.fisher ames: Letter to F.R. Minoe, June 12, 1789, reported in Life and Work of Fisher Ames, vol. I, 52-54.
The knowledge of anything, since all things have causes, is not acquired or complete unless it is known by its causes. Therefore in medicine we ought to know the causes of sickness and health. And because health and sickness and their causes are sometimes manifest, and sometimes hidden and not to be comprehended except by the study of symptoms, we must also study the symptoms of health and disease. Now it is established in the sciences that no knowledge is acquired save through the study of its causes and beginnings, if it has had causes and beginnings; nor completed except by knowledge of its accidents and accompanying essentials. Of these causes there are four kinds: material, efficient, formal, and final.avicenna: "On Medicine, (c. 1020)