Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there?Bible (Old Testament)
When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them,They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. 114Bible (NewTestament)
Outsidetheir laboratories, thephysicianand chemist are soldiers without arms on the field of battle.Louis Pasteur
physician art thou?one, all eyes, Philosopher!a fingering slave, One that would peep and botanize Upon his mother's grave?william wordsworth
Every physician almost hath his favorite disease.Henry Fielding
The best physician is also a philosopher.galen
Kill thy physician, and the fee bestow Upon the foul disease.Kent, Scene I
To multitudes of sufferers on beds of pain and languishing, Jesus has been the great physician to-day; in many a weeping circle around precious dust, He has been the Divine comforter, and the tears have almost ceased to flow as this Jesus has touched the bier. Dying lips have whispered His name, and the valley of the shadow has been illumined as with the glory from the celestial shores.abbott eliot kittredge
[A] physician of wealth and high standing had seduced a girl and then induced her to commit abortion-I rather lost my temper, and wrote to the individuals who had asked for the pardon, saying that I extremely regretted that it was not in my power to increase the sentence.theodore roosevelt
The physician will usually first notice a quantity of amniotic fluid, followed by placenta and fetal parts, which may be more or less identifiable.Warren Hern, abortion provider, from Abortion Practice, 1984.
[H]e was sometimes surprised by the anger a late-term abortion can arouse in him. On the one hand, the physician said, he is angry at the woman. 'But paradoxically,' he added, 'I have angry feelings at myself for feeling good about grasping the calvaria [the top of the baby’s head], for feeling good about doing a technically good procedure which destroys a fetus, kills a baby.'D.M. Gianelli, quoting anonymous New Mexico abortion practitioner, in "Abortion providers share inner conflicts," American Medical News, July 12, 1993. .
We try to use the physician for his technical skill and reduce the one-to-one relationship with the patient. We usually see the patient for the first time on the operation table and then not again. More contact is just not efficient.Edward Allred, abortion doctor, quoted in The San Diego Union , October 12, 1980. Also quoted in Anthony Perry. Doctor's Abortion Business Is Lucrative ALL About Issues , December 1980, pages 10, 14, and 15.
Cured yesterday of my disease,I died last night of my physician.Matthew Prior
And when the physician said, "Sir, you are an old man," "That happens," replied Pausanias, "because you never were my doctor."Of Pausanias the Son of Phistoanax. (Others)
A physician, after he had felt the pulse of Pausanias, and considered his constitution, saying, "He ails nothing," "It is because, sir," he replied, "I use none of your physic."Of Pausanias the Son of Phistoanax. (Others)
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?341c
The best physician is also a philosopher .Title of a treatise; cited from Judith Perkins The Suffering Self (London: Routledge, 1995) p. 154.
I think every man is a fool or a physician at thirty years of age.Dr. Cheyne. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
physician of the Iron Age, Goethe has done his pilgrimage. He took the suffering human race, He read each wound, each weakness clear And struck his finger on the place, And said Thou ailest here, and here.Matthew Arnold
A person is not a democrat thanks to his ignorance of literature and the arts, nor an elitist because he or she has cultivated them. The possession of knowledge makes for unjust power over others only if used for that very purpose: a physician or lawyer or clergyman can exploit or humiliate others, or he can be a humanitarian and a benefactor. In any case, it is absurd to conjure up behind anybody who exploits his educated status the existence of an "elite" scheming to oppress the rest of us.jacques barzun
In the treatment of nervous cases, he is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I observe the physician with the same diligence as he the disease.john donne
While there are cases where even the law recognizes an abortion as justifiable if recommended by a physician, I assert that the hundreds of thousands of abortions performed in America each year are a disgrace to civilization.margaret sanger
The problem for a Paracelsian physician like me is that I see diseases as disguises in which people present me with their wretchedness.Robertson Davies
A physician who treats himself has a fool for a patient.william osler
One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.william osler
Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician.Matthew Prior (1664-1721).
Hamlet, being charged with " coinage of the brain" answers: "It is not madness That I have uttered; bring me to the test, And I the matter will re-word; which madness Would gambol from." Madness, then, varies and fluctuates: it cannot "re-word" if the poet's observation be well founded; and though the Court would not at all rely upon it as an authority, yet it knows from the information of a most eminent physician that this test of madness, suggested by this passage, was found, by experiment in a recent case, to be strictly applicable, and discovered the lurking disease.Sir John Nicholl, Groom v. Thomas (1829), 2 Hagg. Ecc. Rep. 452, 453; reported in The Dictionary of Legal Quotations (1904), p. 104-05. The reference goes on to say:
Love: A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder. This disease is prevalent only among civilized races living under artificial conditions; barbarous nations breathing pure air and eating simple food enjoy immunity from its ravages. It is sometimes fatal, but more frequently to the physician than to the patient.Ambrose Bierce, in The Devil's Dictionary.
[I]f another citizen preferred to toy with death, and buy health in small parcels, to bribe death with a sugar pill to stay away, or go to the grave with all the original sweetners undrenched out of him, then the individual adopted the "like cures like" system, and called in a homeopath physician as being a pleasant friend of death's.Mark Twain, in Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, and Essays 1852-1890, New York: The Library of America; 1992:228-30 Official Physic April 21, 1867