Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.
See also: Tracking Down Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Words on Health Care by The Huffington Post's Amanda Moore on August 18, 2013.
It is a most extraordinary thing, but I never read a patent medicine advertisement without being impelled to the conclusion that I am suffering from the particular disease therein dealt with in its most virulent form.jerome k. jerome
I find the medicine worse than the malady.Beaumont and Fletcher, Love's Cure (c. 1612–13; revised c. 1625; published 1647), Act III, scene 2.
The smart man knows bandages only hides his wound.Bobblehead inscription in Fallout 3.
But nothing is more estimable than a physician who, having studied nature from his youth, knows the properties of the human body, the diseases which assail it, the remedies which will benefit it, exercises his art with caution, and pays equal attention to the rich and the poor.Voltaire, Dictionnaire philosophique portatif ("A Philosophical Dictionary") (1764), Physicians.
'Tis time to give 'em physic, their diseases are grown so catching.william shakespeare
By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death will seize the doctor too.william shakespeare
How the Doctor's brow should smile, crown'd with wreaths of camomile.thomas moore
I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes.Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Lecture before the Harvard Medical School.
Physician, heal thyself.Luke, IV. 23. Quoted as a proverb.
"Is there no hope?" the sick man said, the silent doctor shook his head. And took his leave with signs of sorrow, despairing of his fee to-morrow.john gay
'Tis not amiss, ere ye're giv'n o'er, to try one desp'rate med'cine more. For where your case can be no worse, the desp'rat'st is the wisest course.Samuel Butler, Epistle of Hudibras to Sidrophel, line 5.
A man's own observation, what he find good of, and what he finds hurt of, is the best physic to preserve health.Francis Bacon
The only real difference between medicine and poison is the dose....and intent.Oscar G. Hernandez, MD
The objective of medicine is not the knowledge of the Disease, but the relieve of the suffering due to itMiguel Ángel García, spanish medical doctor
From inability to let well alone; from too much zeal for the new and contempt for what is old; from putting knowledge before wisdom, science before art and cleverness before common sense; from treating patients as cases; and from making the cure of the disease more grievous than the endurance of the same, Good Lord, deliver us.Sir Robert Hutchison, 20th century physician, British Medical Journal, 1953; 1: 671.
Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician.Matthew Prior (1664-1721).
Modern medicine is a negation of health. It isn't organised to serve human health, but only itself, as an institution. It makes more people sick than it heals.Ivan Illich, in Medical Nemesis (1976).
Without the aid of statistics nothing like real medicine is possible.Pierre Charles Alexandre Louis
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