As if you would call a physician, that is thought good for the cure of the
disease you complain of but is Bacon unacquainted with your body, and
therefore may put you in the way for a present cure but
overthroweth your health in some other kind; and so cure
the disease and kill the patient. Francis,Viscount St Albans Bacon
Essays, no.27,'Of Friendship'.
Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? Bible (Old Testament) Jeremiah 8:22.
Honoura physicianwiththehonourdueuntohim for the uses whichye may
have of him: for the Lord hath created him. For of the
most High cometh healing, and he shall receive honour of
the king. 108 Bible (Apocrypha) Ecclesiasticus
when Jesus heard that, he said unto them,They that be whole need not a
physician, but they that are sick.But go ye and learnwhat
that meaneth,Iwill have mercy, and not sacrifice: for
I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to
repentance. Bible (NewTestament) St Matthew 9:12^13.
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. 114 Bible (NewTestament) St Mark 2:17.
And he said unto them,Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician,
heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in
Capernaum, do also here in thy country. Bible (NewTestament) St Luke 4:23.
Time is the great physician. Benjamin, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield Disraeli Henrietta Temple, bk.6, ch.9.
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).
Outsidetheir laboratories, thephysicianand chemist are soldiers without
arms on the field of battle. Louis Pasteur Some Reflections on
Science in France, pt.1.
Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night
of my physician. Matthew Prior 'The RemedyWorse than the Disease'.
Physician art thou?one, all eyes, Philosopher!a
fingering slave, One that would peep
and botanize Upon his mother's
grave? William Wordsworth 'A Poet's Epitaph', stanza 5 (published1800).
The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his
client to plant vines. Frank Lloyd Wright In the NewYorkTimes, 4 Oct.