Medical Quotes

By | October 29, 2008

Medical Quotes and Sayings

He who lives by medical prescriptions lives miserably. ~ Traditional Proverb

America has the best doctors, the best nurses, the best hospitals, the best medical technology, the best medical breakthrough medicines in the world. There is absolutely no reason we should not have in this country the best health care in the world. ~ Bill Frist

Once you’re labeled as mentally ill, and that’s in your medical notes, then anything you say can be discounted as an artefact of your mental illness. ~ Hilary Mantel

Be an advocate for your loved ones in the hospital. Ask tough questions of your local hospital and health system about preparedness for the likeliest emergencies, and express your views on how medical resources should be allocated in case they ever fall short. ~ Sheri Fink

Financial ruin from medical bills is almost exclusively an American disease. ~ Roul Turley

If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

You know what they call the fellow who finishes last in his medical school graduating class? They call him ‘Doctor.’ ~ Abe Lemons

What we need in medical schools is not to teach empathy, as much as to preserve it – the process of learning huge volumes of information about disease, of learning a specialized language, can ironically make one lose sight of the patient one came to serve; empathy can be replaced by cynicism. ~ Abraham Verghese

The Christian’s Bible is a drug store. Its contents remain the same, but the medical practice changes. ~ Mark Twain

For many people, managing pain involves using prescription medicine in combination with complementary techniques like physical therapy, acupuncture, yoga and massage. I appreciate this because I truly believe medical care should address the person as a whole – their mind, body, and spirit. ~ Naomi Judd

The patient’s autonomy always, always should be respected, even if it is absolutely contrary – the decision is contrary to best medical advice and what the physician wants. ~ Jack Kevorkian

The downside to becoming a doctor, I think, is it’s a very long process; four years of medical school, three years of internship, two years of residency, umpteen years of specialization, and then finally you get to be what you have trained almost all your life for. ~ Jim Lee

A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically necessary to protect her from serious physical harm. ~ Barbara Mikulski

Only one rule in medical ethics need concern you: that action on your part which best conserves the interest of your patient. ~ Martin H. Fischer

Medical knowledge and technical savvy are biodegradable. The sort of medicine that was practiced in Boston or New York or Atlanta fifty years ago would be as strange to a medical student or intern today as the ceremonial dance of a !Kung San tribe would seem to a rock festival audience in Hackensack. ~ Lewis Thomas

The medical literature tells us that the most effective ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and many more problems are through healthy diet and exercise. Our bodies have evolved to move, yet we now use the energy in oil instead of muscles to do our work. ~ David Suzuki

Medical liability reform is not a Republican or Democrat issue or even a doctor versus lawyer issue. It is a patient issue. ~ John Ensign

The road to medical knowledge is through the pathological museum and not through an apothecary’s shop. ~ William Withey Gull

If you look at the human condition today, not everyone is well fed, has access to good medical care, or the physical basics that provide for a healthy and a happy life. ~ Ralph Merkle

A doctor whose breath smells has no right to medical opinion. ~ Martin H. Fischer

In the sick room, ten cents’ worth of human understanding equals ten dollars’ worth of medical science. ~ Martin H. Fischer

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