Quotations by Martin H. Fischer

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Born: Sunday, December 31, 1899


A doctor must work eighteen hours a day and seven days a week. If you cannot console yourself to this, get out of the profession.
- Martin H. Fischer
(Keywords: Work, Day, Profession)

A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions.
- Martin H. Fischer
(Keywords: Rules)

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. Fischer
(Keywords: Work, Man, Poor, Skill)

Diagnosis is not the end, but the beginning of practice.
- Martin H. Fischer
(Keywords: Beginning, End, Practice)

Don't confuse hypothesis and theory. The former is a possible explanation; the latter, the correct one. The establishment of theory is the very purpose of science.
- Martin H. Fischer
(Keywords: Science, Purpose, Theory)

Don't despise empiric truth. Lots of things work in practice for which the laboratory has never found proof.
- Martin H. Fischer
(Keywords: Work, Truth, Practice, Proof)

Facts are not science - as the dictionary is not literature.
- Martin H. Fischer
(Keywords: Science, Facts, Literature)

First need in the reform of hospital management? That's easy! The death of all dietitians, and the resurrection of a French chef.
- Martin H. Fischer
(Keywords: Death, Management, First, Reform)

Here's good advice for practice: go into partnership with nature; she does more than half the work and asks none of the fee.
- Martin H. Fischer
(Keywords: Work, Nature, Advice, Partnership)

I find that most men would rather have their bellies opened for five hundred dollars than have a tooth pulled for five.
- Martin H. Fischer
(Keywords: Men)

In diagnosis think of the easy first.
- Martin H. Fischer
(Keywords: First)

In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding equals ten dollars' worth of medical science.
- Martin H. Fischer
(Keywords: Medical, Science, Understanding, Worth)

None of the great discoveries was made by a 'specialist' or a 'researcher'.
- Martin H. Fischer

Research has been called good business, a necessity, a gamble, a game. It is none of these - it's a state of mind.
- Martin H. Fischer
(Keywords: Business, Mind, Necessity, Research, State)

The great doctors all got their education off dirt pavements and poverty - not marble floors and foundations.
- Martin H. Fischer
(Keywords: Education, Doctors, Poverty)

The practice of medicine is a thinker's art the practice of surgery a plumber's.
- Martin H. Fischer
(Keywords: Art, Medicine, Practice)

There is only one reason why men become addicted to drugs - they are weak men. Only strong men are cured, and they cure themselves.
- Martin H. Fischer
(Keywords: Men, Cure, Drugs, Reason)

We humans are the greatest of earth's parasites.
- Martin H. Fischer
(Keywords: Earth)

When a man lacks mental balance in pneumonia he is said to be delirious. When he lacks mental balance without the pneumonia, he is pronounced insane by all smart doctors.
- Martin H. Fischer
(Keywords: Balance, Doctors, Man)

Whenever ideas fail, men invent words.
- Martin H. Fischer
(Keywords: Men, Ideas, Words)

You must learn to talk clearly. The jargon of scientific terminology which rolls off your tongues is mental garbage.
- Martin H. Fischer
(Keywords: Jargon, Talk)







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