Anonymous

An adult is one who has ceased to grow vertically but not horizontally. A consultant is a man sent in after the battle to bayonet the wounded. Penguin Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations p. 60, Fred Metcalf. Penguin Books, London (2001) A doctor who cannot take a good history and a patient who cannot give one are in danger of giving and receiving bad treatment. Clues in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Diseases Introduction, Paul Dudley White An epidemiologist is a doctor broken down...

George Bernard Shaw

It is the part that makes the illness worth while. Spend all you have before you die and do not outlive yourself. Take utmost care to get well born and well brought up. From his Preface on Doctors published with The Doctor's Dilemma (i9ii) All professions are conspiracies against the laity. From his Preface on Doctors published with The Doctor's Dilemma (i9ii) Medical science is as yet very imperfectly differentiated from common curemongering witchcraft. From his Preface...

James Parkinson i755i824

I need hardly repeat to you the vulgar observation that a physician seldom obtains bread by his profession until he has no teeth to eat it. The Hospital Pupil, H. D. Symonds (i800) Involuntary tremulous motion, with lessened muscular power, in parts not in action and even when supported with a propensity to bend the trunk forward, and to pass from a walking to a running pace the senses and intellects being uninjured. An Essay on the Shaking Palsy. Sherwood, Neely and Jones, London (i8i7)

Rudolf Virchow i82ii902

A cell in which every cell is a citizen. Die Cellularpathologie (1858) Disease, Life and Man p. i42-9 (transl. Lelland J. Rather, Stanford University Press, i958) Die Cellularpathologie (1858) Disease, Life and Man p. i42-9 (transl. Lelland J. Rather, Stanford University Press, i958) At that time we attempted to shake off the spell which philosophy, nature-philosophy in particular, had for a long period cast over science. We fought against 'a priori' speculation we rejected systems, and we...