Doctors’ Quotes

Much are we beholden to physicians who only prescribe the bark of the quinquina when they might oblige their patients to swallow the whole tree /Dalrymple

The physician must have at his command a certain ready wit, as dourness is repulsive both to the healthy and the sick /Hippocrates

A physician is a person who works sixteen hours a day telling others to slow down or they’ll get high blood pressure; a doctor is a person who still has his tonsils, adenoids and appendix; obstetricians are doctors whose cases come out well even when they’re delayed on the golf course; a specialist is a doctor who trains his patients to become ill only during office hours; patient’s rule: it is not a matter of life and death, it’s much more important than that /Anonymous

The physician cannot prescribe by letter; he must feel the pulse /Seneca

He who conceals his ills cannot expect to be cured /Proverb

It is far better to cure at the beginning than at the end /Iperius

Surgery does the ideal thing; it separates the patient from the disease /Clendening

Good medicine always tastes bitter /Confucius

He is the best physician who knows the worthlessness of most medicines /Voltaire

The best doctors in the whole world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet and Doctor Merryman /Swift

I wonder why ye can always read a doctor’s bill and ye niver can read his prescription /Dunne