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God who sends the wound sends the medicine. [Sp., Dios que da la llaga, da la medicina.]

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (II, 19)

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Because all the sick do not recover, therefore medicine is not an art. [Lat., Aegri quia non omnes convalescunt, idcirco ars nulla medicina est.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: De Natura Deorum (II, 4)

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When taken To be well shaken.

George Colman ("The Younger") Quotes , Source: Broad Grins--The Newcastle Apothecary (st. 12)

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Take a little rum The less you take the better Pour it in the lakes Of Wener or of Wetter. Dip a spoonful out And mind you don't get groggy, Pour it in the lake Of Winnipissiogie. Stir the mixture well Lest it prove inferior, Then put half a drop Into Lake Superior. Every other day Take a drop in water, You'll be better soon Or at least you oughter.

Bishop George Washington Doane Quotes , Source: Lines on Homeopathy

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Better to hunt in fields for health unbought, Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught. The wise for cure on exercise depend; God never made his work for man to mend.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Epistle to John Dryden of Chesterton (l. 92)

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So liv'd our sires, ere doctors learn'd to kill, And multiplied with theirs the weekly bill.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: To John Dryden, Esq. (l. 71)

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Even as a Surgeon, minding off to cut Some cureless limb, before in use he put His violent Engins on the vicious member, Bringeth his Patient in a senseless slumber, And grief-less then (guided by use and art), To save the whole, sawes off th' infected part. - Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas,

Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas Quotes , Source: Divine Weekes and Workes--First Week--Sixth Day (l. 1,018)

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One doctor, singly like the sculler plies, The patient struggles, and by inches dies; But two physicians, like a pair of oars, Waft him right swiftly to the Stygian shores.

Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas Quotes , Source: Divine Weekes and Workes--First Week--Sixth Day (l. 1,018)

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"Is there no hope?" the sick man said, The silent doctor shook his head, And took his leave with signs of sorrow, Despairing of his fee to-morrow.

John Gay Quotes , Source: The Sick Man and the Angel

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Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon.

Dag Hammarskjold Quotes , Source: News Summaries, Mar. 18.1956

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Oh, powerful bacillus, With wonder how you fill us, Every day! While medical detectives, With powerful objectives, Watch your play.

William Tod Helmuth Quotes , Source: Ode to the Bacillus

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I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Quotes , Source: Lecture before the Harvard Medical School

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A pill that the present moment is daily bread to thousands.

Douglas Jerrold Quotes , Source: The Catspaw (act I, sc. I)

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You behold in me Only a travelling Physician; One of the few who have a mission To cure incurable diseases, Or those that are called so.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes , Source: Christus--The Golden Legend (pt. I)

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And in requital ope his leathern scrip, And show me simples of a thousand names, Telling their strange and vigorous faculties.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Comus (l. 626)

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Adrian, the Emperor, exclaimed incessantly, when dying, "That the crowd of physicians had killed him."

Michael Eyquen de Montaigne Quotes , Source: Essays (bk. II, ch. XXXVII)

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How the Doctor's brow should smile, Crown'd with wreaths of camomile.

Michael Eyquen de Montaigne Quotes , Source: Essays (bk. II, ch. XXXVII)

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We do not bear sweets; we are recruited by a bitter potion. [Lat., Dulcia non ferimus; succo renovamus amaro.]

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) Quotes , Source: Ara Amatoria (III, 583)

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A physician is nothing but a consoler of the mind. [Lat., Medicus nihil aliud est quam animi consolatio.]

Petronius (Petronius Arbiter) Quotes , Source: Satyricon

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I have heard that Tiberius used to say that that man was ridiculous, who after sixth years, appealed to a physician.

Plutarch Quotes , Source: De Sanitate tuenda (vol. II)

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So modern 'pothecaries, taught the art By doctor's bills to play the doctor's part, Bold in the practice of mistaken rules, Prescribe, apply, and call their masters fools.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Essay on Criticism (l. 108)

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Learn from the beasts the physic of the field.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Essay on Man (ep. III, l. 174)

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Who shall decide when doctors disagree, And soundest casuists doubt, like you and me?

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Moral Essays (ep. III)

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Banished the doctor, and expell'd the friend.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Moral Essays (ep. III, l. 330)

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You tell your doctor, that y' are ill And what does he, but write a bill, Of which you need not read one letter, The worse the scrawl, the dose the better. For if you knew but what you take, Though you recover, he must break.

Matthew Prior Quotes , Source: Alma (canto III, l. 97)

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