The problem for a Paracelsian physician like me is that I see diseases as disguises in which people present me with their wretchedness.
Time is the great physician.
One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.
Cured yesterday of my disease,I died last night of my physician.Matthew Prior
I quite like the transitions of being an actor, because you get to explore these little pockets of life. So if you’re playing a builder you get to know about building, if you’re playing a scientist or a physician or something you get to know about physics. And similarly with this world I like exploring their culture, that very sort of upper middle class, addictive… that’s part of the reason I love it.matt smith
And when the physician said, "Sir, you are an old man," "That happens," replied Pausanias, "because you never were my doctor."Plutarch
[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.
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.
Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician.
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.
Employment is Nature's physician, and is essential to human happiness.
The best physician is also a philosopher .
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."
And when the physician said, "Sir, you are an old man," "That happens," replied Pausanias, "because you never were my doctor."
Le temps … souverain médecin de nos passions. Time is the sovereign physician of our passions.Michel de Montaigne
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.
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.
Mind the time when you would be lying before your family members, and there would be no physician to stop it (death), and no friend to benefit you.
Kill thy physician, and the fee bestow Upon the foul disease.
physician art thou?one, all eyes, Philosopher!a fingering slave, One that would peep and botanize Upon his mother's grave?william wordsworth
For we are not all equally afflicted with the same disease or all in need of the same severe cure. This is the reason why we see different persons disciplined with different crosses. The heavenly physician takes care of the well-being of all his patients; he gives some a milder medicine and purifies others by more shocking treatments, but he omits no one; for the whole world, without exception, is ill (Deut 32:15).john calvin
You must take a house beside the physician. It will be a miracle if ye be the first sick that Christ hath put away uncured.samuel rutherford
physician, heal thyself.