Quotations on Medicine

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A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation... is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run.
- George Matthew Adams
(Keywords: Fear, Medicine, Mind, Relaxation)

My goal was to develop into an independent research scientist studying clinical problems at the laboratory bench, but I felt that postgraduate residency training in internal medicine was necessary.
- Peter Agre
(Keywords: Goal, Medicine, Problems, Research, Training)

New drugs and surgical techniques offer promise in the fight against cancer, Alzheimer's, tuberculosis, AIDS, and a host of other life-threatening diseases. Animal research has been, and continues to be, fundamental to advancements in medicine.
- Daniel Akaka
(Keywords: Life, Cancer, Drugs, Fight, Medicine, Promise, Research)

Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Body, Law, Medicine, Order)

The mercy caravans are through there the medicine refugees flowing out. It makes the United States look very bad here. And much more like an occupation force than it did before.
- Jon Lee Anderson
(Keywords: Force, Medicine, Mercy, Occupation, states, United)

Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Health, Medicine, Nothing, State)

Therefore in medicine we ought to know the causes of sickness and health.
- Avicenna
(Keywords: Health, Causes, Medicine, Sickness)

To those who have chosen the profession of medicine, a knowledge of chemistry, and of some branches of natural history, and, indeed, of several other departments of science, affords useful assistance.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: History, Science, Knowledge, Medicine, Profession)

If we want to kill Obamacare and we want to end socialized medicine, it must be done in the next election!
- Michele Bachmann
(Keywords: End, Medicine, Want)

Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
- George Balanchine
(Keywords: Ballet, Medicine, states, Teachers, United)

I find it greatly disturbing that the Bush administration has used political and religious ideologies to influence national policy on science and medicine.
- Tammy Baldwin
(Keywords: Science, Policy, Influence, Medicine, Religious)

I wanted to be a neurologist. That seemed to be the most difficult, most intriguing, and the most important aspect of medicine, which had links with psychology, aggression, behavior, and human affairs.
- Roger Bannister
(Keywords: Aggression, Behavior, Medicine, Psychology)

To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Art, Man, Medicine, Sickness, Will)

Everybody seized upon a bit of the beast. The Sultan claimed the liver, which, when dried and powdered, is worth twice its weight in gold as medicine.
- Isabella Bird
(Keywords: Gold, Medicine, Weight, Worth)

I think I don't want to use drugs or medicine, so nothing. The only way is to go on stage and to hope.
- Andrea Bocelli
(Keywords: Hope, Drugs, Medicine, Nothing, Want)

My 80-year-old mother will not buy her heart medicine because it cost more than she can pay with social security. She is America.
- Jack Bowman
(Keywords: Mother, Heart, America, Medicine, Security, Will)

I'm by no means condemning prescription medicine for mental health. I've seen it save a lot of people's lives.
- Zach Braff
(Keywords: Health, People, Medicine, Mental health)

That's the thing. in medicine, you're used to saying there's a problem within the person, and saying there's a problem within the culture, that's not a medical answer. Medicine has to look in one direction, so there's only one type of answer that they can find.
- Chester Brown
(Keywords: Medical, Culture, Direction, Medicine, Saying)

Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its existence.
- James Bryce
(Keywords: Existence, Medicine, Profession, Reason)

Economic medicine that was previously meted out by the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel. These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly bring on unwelcome after-effects. Their precise nature is anyone's guess, though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation.
- Warren Buffett
(Keywords: Nature, Inflation, Medicine, Will)

We strive for error-free medicine in a world that is sometimes all too human.
- Michael Burgess
(Keywords: Error, Medicine, World)

If someone is interested in medicine and also in physics and they like working with people and communicate well with others, I would strongly encourage them.
- John Cameron
(Keywords: People, Medicine, Physics)

Laughter is the best medicine - unless you're diabetic, then insulin comes pretty high on the list.
- Jasper Carrott
(Keywords: Laughter, Medicine, Pretty)

My latter schooldays and my university days were during the war, when science - physics, in particular - was a very important and glamorous subject. A lot of us felt that if we couldn't get into science, we might try engineering or medicine.
- John Henry Carver
(Keywords: Science, War, Engineering, Medicine, Physics, University)

Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Keywords: Drugs, Medicine, Philosophy, Remedies)

Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
- Anton Chekhov
(Keywords: Wife, Literature, Medicine, Night)

We'd like to have immediate answers to all of our questions. I think medicine in particular. I found it frustrating as a physician sometimes to not be able to tell someone exactly why something was happening to them. There are still so many mysteries in medicine.
- Laurel Clark
(Keywords: Answers, Medicine, Questions)

This familiarity with a respected physician and my appreciation of his work, or the tragedy I experienced with the long, tormented agony and death of my mother might have influenced me in wanting to study medicine. It was not the case.
- Albert Claude
(Keywords: Death, Work, Mother, Appreciation, Familiarity, Medicine, Study, Tragedy)

In almost every profession - whether it's law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business - people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it.
- Hillary Clinton
(Keywords: Business, Finance, Trust, People, Jobs, Journalism, Law, Medicine, Profession, Running, Space)

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.
- Barry Commoner
(Keywords: Art, Environmental, Education, Concern, Journalism, Law, Literature, Medicine, Now, Public)

Today we have big, crude instruments guided by intelligent surgeons, and we have little, stupid molecules of drugs that get dumped into the body, diffuse around and interfere with things as best they can. At present, medicine is unable to heal anything.
- K. Eric Drexler
(Keywords: Body, Drugs, Medicine, Present, Today)

The poorest parts of the world are by and large the places in which one can best view the worst of medicine and not because doctors in these countries have different ideas about what constitutes modern medicine. It's the system and its limitations that are to blame.
- Paul Farmer
(Keywords: Ideas, Blame, Countries, Doctors, Limitations, Medicine, World)

But if you're asking my opinion, I would argue that a social justice approach should be central to medicine and utilized to be central to public health. This could be very simple: the well should take care of the sick.
- Paul Farmer
(Keywords: Health, Care, Justice, Medicine, Opinion, Public)

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

Patience is the best medicine.
- John Florio
(Keywords: Medicine, Patience)

The regulation of medicine has been a State function.
- Barney Frank
(Keywords: Medicine, State)

Let us not say that we will decide on a political basis at the national level that no State is competent to regulate the practice of medicine in that State if they decide to allow a doctor to prescribe marijuana, because that is what we are talking about.
- Barney Frank
(Keywords: Medicine, Practice, State, Talking, Will)

I studied at a grammar school and later at the University of Vienna in the Faculty of Medicine.
- Karl von Frisch
(Keywords: Grammar, Medicine, School, University)

In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but in its effects.
- James W. Fulbright
(Keywords: Faith, Act, Democracy, Dissent, Medicine, Taste, Value)

A well chosen anthology is a complete dispensary of medicine for the more common mental disorders, and may be used as much for prevention as cure.
- Robert Graves
(Keywords: Cure, May, Medicine, Prevention)

Just being a Negro doesn't qualify you to understand the race situation any more than being sick makes you an expert on medicine.
- Dick Gregory
(Keywords: Being, Medicine, Race)

I'm quite sure that all true professional artists, of every description, in all walks of life, whether their craft is painting, music, sculpture, medicine or anything, have one primary concern - mankind.
- Chico Hamilton
(Keywords: Life, Music, Artists, Concern, Mankind, Medicine, Painting, Sculpture)

No one should have to choose between medicine and other necessities. No one should have to use the emergency room every time a child gets sick. And no one should have to live in constant fear that a medical problem will become a financial crisis.
- Brad Henry
(Keywords: Medical, Time, Fear, Financial, Crisis, Medicine, Will)

On the third stage is used for medicine, it is not known to the public.
- Betty Hill
(Keywords: Medicine, Public)

Walking is man's best medicine.
- Hippocrates
(Keywords: Man, Medicine, Walking)

They were written on cheap blue notebooks bought by poor women. I'm interested in folk tales in the way that medicine and magic in women's stories are all kind of combined.
- Alice Hoffman
(Keywords: Women, Folk, Magic, Medicine, Poor)

Penn State University is also nationally recognized for the exceptional research and patient care provided at the College of Medicine, located in my Congressional District in Hershey, PA.
- Tim Holden
(Keywords: Care, College, Medicine, Research, State, University)

My sense is that we're ready for another industrial revolution in this country. The great minds and innovators of Silicon Valley would come through China and say, The pipeline is full of ideas - there's personalized medicine, biotechnology, new forms to power ourselves, clean energy, etc., etc.
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Keywords: Power, Ideas, Country, Energy, Revolution, Medicine, Sense)

The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box.
- Thomas Huxley
(Keywords: Wisdom, Crime, Man, Mankind, Medicine, Open, Suffering)

And it's sort of an old-fashioned ER, in that it's very much about the medicine, and how these people cope. There's very little about the personal lives of the characters.
- Laura Innes
(Keywords: People, Medicine, Old)



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