The doctor learns that if he gets ahead of the superstitions of his patients he is a ruined man; and the result is that he instinctively takes care not to get ahead of them.
Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist
There are worse occupations in this world than feeling a woman's pulse.
Author: Laurence Sterne (1713-1768)
Profession: British Author
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
Author: Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
Profession: Anglo-Irish Satirist
He has been a doctor a year now and has had two patients, no, three, I think -- yes, it was three; I attended their funerals.
Author: Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Profession: American Humorist, Writer
A patient going to a doctor for his first visit was asked, ''And whom did you consult before coming to me?'' ''Only the village druggist,'' was the answer. ''And what sort of foolish advice did that numbskull give you?'' asked the doctor, his tone and manner denoting his contempt for the advice of the layman. ''Oh,'' replied his patient, with no malice aforethought, ''he told me to come and see you.''
The difference between an itch and an allergy is about one hundred bucks.
The doctor knows what his trained eyes see -- and he says it's the last of the ninth for me. So one more thing while the clouds loom dark and then I must leave this noisy park.
Men who are occupied in the restoration of health to other men, by the joint exertion of skill and humanity, are above all the great of the earth. They even partake of divinity, since to preserve and renew is almost as noble as to create.
Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.
I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age.
The majority of the diseases which the human family have been and still are suffering under, they have created by ignorance of their own organic health, and work perseveringly to tear themselves to pieces, and when broken down and debilitated in body and mind, send for the doctor and drug themselves to death.
Author: Ellen Gould White (1827-1915)
Profession: American Seventh-day Adventist Leader
For what Harley Street specialist has time to understand the body, let alone the mind or both in combination, when he is a slave to thirteen thousand a year?
Author: Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)
Profession: British Novelist, Essayist