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When I was born I was so ugly the doctor slapped my mother.

— Rodney Dangerfield

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.

— Erma Bombeck

Finish last in your league and they call you idiot. Finish last in medical school and they call you doctor.

— Abe Lemons

Patients who are being kept alive by technology and want to end their lives already have a recognized constitutional right to stop any and all medical interventions, from respirators to antibiotics. They do not need physician-assisted suicide or euthanasia.

— Ezekiel Emanuel

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient’s hopes are the physician’s secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription.

— Norman Cousins

The greatest evil is physical pain.

— Saint Augustine

It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.

— William Osler

For just a few dollars a dose, vaccines save lives and help reduce poverty. Unlike medical treatment, they provide a lifetime of protection from deadly and debilitating disease. They are safe and effective. They cut healthcare and treatment costs, reduce the number of hospital visits, and ensure healthier children, families and communities.

— Seth Berkley

A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.

— Groucho Marx

I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places.

— Henny Youngman

Thinking of disease constantly will intensify it. Feel always ‘I am healthily in body and mind’.

— Swami Sivananda

Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.

— Anton Chekhov

Modern medical advances have helped millions of people live longer, healthier lives. We owe these improvements to decades of investment in medical research.

— Ike Skelton

A hospital is no place to be sick.

— Samuel Goldwyn

Electronic medical records are, in a lot of ways, I think the aspect of technology that is going to revolutionize the way we deliver care. And it’s not just that we will be able to collect information, it’s that everyone involved in the healthcare enterprise will be able to use that information more effectively.

— Risa Lavizzo-Mourey

If we can reduce the cost and improve the quality of medical technology through advances in nanotechnology, we can more widely address the medical conditions that are prevalent and reduce the level of human suffering.

— Ralph Merkle

To date, embryonic stem cell research has not produced a single medical treatment, where ethical, adult stem cell research has produced some 67 medical miracles.

— Mike Pence

One of the most interesting things about science fiction and fantasy is the way that the genres can offer different perspectives on matters to do with the body, the mind, medical technology, and the way we live our lives.

— Tansy Rayner Roberts

We don’t classify all doctors as incompetent because of the infrequent instances of medical malpractice. We don’t use the example of one bad teacher in our children’s school to draw a negative conclusion of the entire teaching profession. We should apply that same rational standard when it comes to how we view law enforcement.

— Thom Tillis
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