I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
Author: Alexander The Great (352-323 BC)
Profession: Alexander III, Ancient Macedonian King
To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.
Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)
Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer
The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth: and he that is wise will not abhor them. Was not the water made sweet with wood, that the virtue thereof might be known? [Ecclesiasticus 38:4-5]
Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian
Before undergoing a surgical operation, arrange your temporal affairs. You may live.
Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"
The best medicine I know for rheumatism is to thank the Lord it ain't the gout.
Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)
Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer
Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy.
Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.
The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.
Medicines are only fit for old people.
What can't be cured must be endured.
Author: Robert Burton (1576-1640)
Profession: British Clergyman, Scholar
Vaccination is the medical sacrament corresponding to baptism.
Author: Samuel Butler (1612-1680)
Profession: British Poet, Satirist
The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa --slightly off balance.
Author: Prince Of Wales Charles (1948)
Profession: Duke of Edinburgh, Son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
Profession: British Poet, Critic, Philosopher
Like a celestial chaperon, the placebo leads us through the uncharted passageways of mind and gives us a greater sense of infinity than if we were to spend all our days with our eyes hypnotically glued to the giant telescope at Mt. Palomar. What we see ultimately is that the placebo isn't really necessary and that the mind can carry out its difficult and wondrous missions unprompted by little pills. The placebo is only a tangible object made essential in an age that feels uncomfortable with intangibles, an age that prefers to think that every inner effect must have an outer cause. Since it has size and shape and can be hand-held, the placebo satisfies the contemporary craving for visible mechanisms and visible answers . The placebo, then, is an emissary between the will to live and the body.
Author: Norman Cousins (1915-1990)
Profession: American Editor, Humanitarian, Author
Today's medicine is at the end of its road. It can no longer be transformed, modified, readjusted. That's been tried too often. Today's medicine must DIE in order to be reborn. We must prepare its complete renovation.
Author: Maurice Delort