My doctor is nice every time i

My doctor is nice; every time I see him, I’m ashamed of what I think of doctors in general.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966CSN

To me the ideal doctor would be

To me the ideal doctor would be a man endowed with profound knowledge of life and of the soul, intuitively divining any suffering or disorder of whatever kind, and restoring peace by his mere presence.  ~Henri AmielDCMOO

In the sick room ten cents worth

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

The greatest mistake in the treatment of

The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated.  ~Plato

For the most part western medicine doctors

For the most part, Western medicine doctors are not healers, preventers, listeners, or educators.  But they’re damned good at saving a life and the other aspects kick the beam.  It’s about time we brought some balance back to the scale.  ~Claire Todae

I will lift mine eyes unto the

I will lift mine eyes unto the pills.  Almost everyone takes them, from the humble aspirin to the multi-coloured, king-sized three deckers, which put you to sleep, wake you up, stimulate and soothe you all in one.  It is an age of pills.  ~Malcolm Muggeridge, 1962DCMOO

Despite all our toil and progress the

Despite all our toil and progress, the art of medicine still falls somewhere between trout casting and spook writing.  ~Ben Hecht, Miracle of the Fifteen MurderersDCMOO

150 people die every year from being

150 people die every year from being hit by falling coconuts.  Not to worry, drug makers are develping a vaccine.  ~Jim Carreytwitter.com/JimCarrey/status/5907056532

On j day our profession will have a

On J-Day our profession will have a lot to answer for!  We might at least have withheld our hands instead of making them work against God.  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

The medicalization of early diagnosis not only

The medicalization of early diagnosis not only hampers and discourages preventative health-care but it also trains the patient-to-be to function in the meantime as an acolyte to his doctor.  He learns to depend on the physician in sickness and in health.  He turns into a life-long patient.  ~Ivan IllichDCMOO

The field of western medicine has become

The field of Western medicine has become literally nothing but medicine.  Doctors are on their way out, to be replaced by self-serve pharmaceutical vending machines.  ~Grey Livingston

When you no longer know what headache

When you no longer know what headache, heartache, or stomachache means without cistern punctures, electrocardiograms and six x-ray plates, you are slipping.  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

I firmly believe that if the whole

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 HolmesCOE

A man who cannot work without his

A man who cannot work without his hypodermic needle is a poor doctor.  The amount of narcotic you use is inversely proportional to your skill.  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

Dont take your organs to heaven with

Don’t take your organs to heaven with you.  Heaven knows we need them here.  ~Author unknown, attributed to both Dan and Barbara Hladio and Thomas Boyadjis, Sr.

Dont think of organ donations as giving

Don’t think of organ donations as giving up part of yourself to keep a total stranger alive.  It’s really a total stranger giving up almost all of themselves to keep part of you alive.  ~Author Unknown

It is a good thing for physician

It is a good thing for a physician to have prematurely grey hair and itching piles.  The first makes him appear to know more than he does, and the second gives him an expression of concern which the patient interprets as being on his behalf.  ~A. Benson CannonDCMOO

Man is a creature composed of countless

Man is a creature composed of countless millions of cells:  a microbe is composed of only one, yet throughout the ages the two have been in ceaseless conflict.  ~A.B. ChristieDCMOO