The practice of medicine is a thinker's art the practice of surgery a plumber's.
A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions.
Diagnosis is not the end, but the beginning of practice.
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
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.
In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding equals ten dollars' worth of medical science.
First need in the reform of hospital management? That's easy! The death of all dietitians, and the resurrection of a French chef.
We humans are the greatest of earth's parasites.
You must learn to talk clearly. The jargon of scientific terminology which rolls off your tongues is mental garbage.
A conclusion is the place where you got tired thinking.
Facts are not science - as the dictionary is not literature.
Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them.
Research has been called good business, a necessity, a gamble, a game. It is none of these - it's a state of mind.
The great doctors all got their education off dirt pavements and poverty - not marble floors and foundations.
Whenever ideas fail, men invent words.
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