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4/3/1764 - 4/20/1831
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There is no short cut, nor ""royal road,"" to the attainment of medical knowledge. The path which we have to pursue is long, difficult, and unsafe.

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Why, Madam, do you know there are upward of thirty yards of bowels squeezed underneath that girdle of your daughter's? Go home and cut it; let Nature have fair play, and you will have no need of my advice.

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Pray, Mr. Abernethy, what is a cure for gout?' was the question of an indolent and luxurious citizen. 'Live upon sixpence a day - and earn it,' was the cogent reply.

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Private patients, if they do not like me, can go elsewhere; but the poor devils in the hospital I am bound to take care of.

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We must adopt loathsome diseases for our familiar associates, or we shall never be thoroughly acquainted with their nature and dispositions; we must risk, nay even injure, our own health in order to be able to preserve or restore that of others.

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There is no short cut, nor "royal road," to the attainment of medical knowledge. The path which we have to pursue is long, difficult, and unsafe.

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