Medical Quotes SMS Collection

Disease is war with the laws of

Disease is war with the laws of our being, and all war, as a great general has said, is hell.  ~Lewis G. JanesQSO

A physician is obligated to consider more

A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than the whole man – he must view the man in

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

Symptoms are the bodys mother tongue signs

Symptoms are the body’s mother tongue; signs are in a foreign language.  ~John BrownDCMOO

Financial ruin from medical bills is almost

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

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

One thousand americans stop smoking every day

One thousand Americans stop smoking every day – by dying.  ~Author Unknown

It is a mathematical fact that fifty

It is a mathematical fact that fifty percent of all doctors graduate in the bottom half of their class.  ~Author Unknown

The art of medicine consists in amusing

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.  ~Voltaire

It is sometimes as dangerous to be

It is sometimes as dangerous to be run into by a microbe as by a trolley car.  ~J.J. WalshQSO

Never forget that it is not a

Never forget that it is not a pneumonia, but a pneumonic man who is your patient.  ~William Withey GullDCMOO

No man is a good doctor who

No man is a good doctor who has never been sick himself.  ~Chinese ProverbDCMOO

Medicine sometimes snatches away health gives it

Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it.  ~Ovid, TristiaDCMOO

Hes the best physician that knows worthlessness

He’s the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines.  ~Benjamin FranklinDCMOO

Treat the patient not xray james m

Treat the patient, not the Xray.  ~James M. HunterDCMOO

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

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

Faith and knowledge lean largely upon each

Faith and knowledge lean largely upon each other in the practice of medicine.  ~Peter Mere LathamDCMOO

It is a wise mans part rather

It is a wise mans part, rather to avoid sickness, than to wishe for medicines.  ~Thomas More, Utopia [sic]DCMOO

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

If you are too smart to pay

If you are too smart to pay the doctor, you had better be too smart to get ill.  ~African ProverbDCMOO

When fate arrives the physician becomes a

When fate arrives the physician becomes a fool.  ~Arabic ProverbDCMOO

Did god who gave us flowers and

Did God who gave us flowers and trees, Also provide the allergies? ~E.Y. Harburg, "A Nose Is a Nose Is a Nose," 1965BTSG

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

Varicose veins are the result of an

Varicose veins are the result of an improper selection of grandparents.  ~William OslerDCMOO

Physicians and politicians resemble one another in

Physicians and politicians resemble one another in this respect, that some defend the constitution and others destroy it.  ~Author UnknownDCMOO

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

A sweating ovary or a sick prostate

A sweating ovary or a sick prostate explains most history.  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

Nowadays the clinical history too often weighs

Nowadays the clinical history too often weighs more than the man.  ~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

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

The worst thing about medicine is that

The worst thing about medicine is that one kind makes another necessary.  ~Elbert HubbardCUL

I got the bill for my surgery

I got the bill for my surgery.  Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for.  ~James H. Boren

The public blabbers about preventative medicine but

The public blabbers about preventative medicine, but will neither appreciate nor pay for it.  You get paid for what you cure.  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

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

Who ever thought up the word 34mammogram34

Who ever thought up the word "Mammogram?"  Every time I hear it, I think I’m supposed to put my breast in an envelope and

Symptoms then are in reality nothing but

Symptoms, then are in reality nothing but the cry from suffering organs.  ~Jean Martin Charcot, translated from FrenchDCMOO

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

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

Throw physic to the dogs ill none

Throw physic to the dogs; I’ll none of it.  ~William ShakespeareCOE

Where a man feels pain he lays

Where a man feels pain he lays his hand.  ~Dutch ProverbDCMOO

A half doctor near is better than

A half doctor near is better than a whole one far away.  ~German ProverbDCMOO

Diagnosis is not the end but beginning

Diagnosis is not the end, but the beginning of practice.  ~Martin H. FischerFFM

The road to medical knowledge is through

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

When a lot of remedies are suggested

When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it cannot be cured.  ~Anton Chekhov, The Cherry OrchardDCMOO

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

Doctors think a lot of patients are

Doctors think a lot of patients are cured who have simply quit in disgust.  ~Don HeroldCUL

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

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

The patient does not care about your

The patient does not care about your science; what he wants to know is, can you cure him?  ~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

God heales and the physitian hath thankes

God heales, and the Physitian hath the thankes.  ~George Herbert, Outlandish ProverbsCTO

Medicine is the only profession that labours

Medicine is the only profession that labours incessantly to destroy the reason for its own existence.  ~James Bryce, 1914DCMOO

A drug is that substance which when

A drug is that substance which, when injected into a rat, will produce a scientific report.  ~Author Unknown

One doctor makes work for another english

One doctor makes work for another.  ~English ProverbDCMOO

Let the young know they will never

Let the young know they will never find a more interesting, more instructive book than the patient himself.  ~Giorgio BagliviDCMOO

Oh the powers of nature she knows

Oh the powers of nature.  She knows what we need, and the doctors know nothing.  ~Benvenuto CelliniDCMOO

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

A doctor whose breath smells has no

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

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.

You have a cough go home tonight

You have a cough?  Go home tonight, eat a whole box of Ex-Lax – tomorrow you’ll be afraid to cough.  ~Pearl Williams

You may know the intractability of a

You may know the intractability of a disease by its long list of remedies.  ~Alonzo ClarkDCMOO