I know the colour rose, and it is lovely,
Pathology of Colours
But not when it ripens in a tumour;
And healing greens, leaves and grass, so springlike,
In limbs that fester are not springlike.
The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies.
If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.
KTVI-TV interview on August 19, 2012.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. The trick is learning how hard to throw.
In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king.
Keep your government hands off my Medicare.
Health care reform town hall meeting in Simpsonville, South Carolina on July 28, 2009.
Physicians of the Utmost Fame
Were called at once; but when they came
They answered, as they took their Fees,
There is no cure for this disease.
I got the bill for my surgery. Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for.
We all labour against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases.
Crime isn't a disease, it's a symptom. Cops are like a doctor that gives you aspirin for a brain tumour.
If a lot of cures are suggested for a disease, it means that the disease is incurable.
America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.
God heals and the doctor takes the fees.
Wear a mask.
CNN interview, May 21, 2020.
A cousin of mine who was a casualty surgeon in Manhattan tells me that he and his colleagues had a one-word nickname for bikers: Donors.
An illness in stages, a very long flight of steps that led assuredly to death, but whose every step represented a unique apprenticeship.
It was a disease that gave death time to live and its victims time to die, time to discover time, and in the end to discover life.
For extreme illnesses, extreme treatments are most fitting.
Life is short, [the] art long, opportunity fleeting, experience deceptive, judgment difficult.
Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.
Nearly all men die of their medicines, and not of their illnesses.
No man, not even a doctor, ever gives any other definition of what a nurse should be than this -
devoted and obedient.
This definition would do just as well for a porter. It might even do for a horse. It would not do for a policeman.
Physicians acquire their knowledge from our dangers, making experiments at the cost of our lives.
Cured yesterday of my disease. I died last night of the physician.
I've been giving back since I was a teen, handing out turkeys at Thanksgiving and handing out toys at toys drives for Christmas. It's very important
to give back as a youth. It's as simple as helping an old lady across the street or giving up your seat on the bus for someone who is pregnant.
I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life.
Revealing that he had Alzheimer's disease.
No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk
until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveler, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueler than
mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet introspection.
The Wise Man's Fear
War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
I can't stand whispering. Every time a doctor whispers in the hospital, next day there's a funeral.
What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children
healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
The trouble with being a hypochondriac these days is that antibiotics have cured all the good diseases.
The pain of the mind is worse than the pain of the body.
There are some remedies worse than the disease.
They live ill who expect to live always.
The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
The medicine increases the disease.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
Frank Lloyd Wright