The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
The young physician starts life with 20 drugs for each disease, and the old physician ends life with one drug for 20 diseases.
He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all.
No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher.
Variability is the law of life, and as no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike, and no two individuals react alike and behave alike under the abnormal conditions which we know as disease.
Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.
Observe, record, tabulate, communicate. Use your five senses. Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert.
Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.
The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well.
We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life.
The very first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it.
To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle.
The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.
There are, in truth, no specialties in medicine, since to know fully many of the most important diseases a man must be familiar with their manifestations in many organs.
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