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

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

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