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Medical liability reform is not a Republican or Democrat
issue or even a doctor versus lawyer issue.
It is a patient issue.
- John Ensign

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If you look at the human condition today,
not everyone is well fed, has access to good medical care,
or the physical basics that provide for a healthy and a happy life.
- Ralph Merkle

As a medical doctor, it is my duty to evaluate the
situation with as much data as I can gather and as
much expertise as I have and as much experience as
I have to determine whether or not the wish of the
patient is medically justified.
- Jack Kevorkian

America has the best doctors, the best nurses,
the best hospitals, the best medical technology,
the best medical breakthrough medicines in the world.
There is absolutely no reason we should not have in
this country the best health care in the world.
- Bill Frist

 

In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding
equals ten dollars' worth of medical science.
- Martin H. Fischer

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office
and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight
more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
- Nicolas Cage

It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize
that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.
- Norman Cousins

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They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
- Plato

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

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
- Erma Bombeck

I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed
that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso.
- Rita Rudner

I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately.
Ring the nearest golf course.
- Groucho Marx

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

In the name of Hypocrites, doctors have invented the
most exquisite form of torture ever known to man:
survival.
- Edward Everett Hale

I'm strongly for a patient Bill of Rights.
Decisions ought to be made by doctors,
not accountants.
- Charles Schumer

Flying back from New York, the flight attendant said 'God,
I wished you were here yesterday, we had a stroke on the plane.
I said, if I have a stroke on a plane,
I hope the pretend doctor isn't the one on the plane.
I want a real doctor.
- Anthony Edwards

I went to the doctor and he said I had acute appendicitis,
and I said compared to who?
- Jay London

A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances
must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically
necessary to protect her from serious physical harm.
- Barbara Mikulski

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

Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress;
when I get tired of one,
I spend the night with the other.
- Anton Chekhov

You may not be able to read a doctor's handwriting and prescription,
but you'll notice his bills are neatly typewritten.
- Earl Wilson

As a physician, I know many doctors want to utilize new technology,
but they find the cost prohibitive.
- Nathan Deal

A physician's physiology has much the same relation
to his power of healing as a cleric's divinity has
to his power of influencing conduct.
- Samuel Butler

You can die of the cure before you die of the illness.
- Michael Landon

I'm by no means condemning prescription medicine for mental health.
I've seen it save a lot of people's lives.
- Zach Braff

Doctors coin money when they do procedures but family
medicine doesn't have any procedures.
- David Jones

I regret to this day that I never went to college.
I feel I should have been a doctor.
- Ty Cobb

The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find.
- Denis Diderot

The doctors x-rayed my head and found nothing.
- Dizzy Dean

Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people
come from their intelligence.
They need at least a doctor who can understand this sickness.
- Marcel Proust

Medicine sometimes snatches away health,
sometimes gives it.
- Ovid

Honestly, being a doctor could make you more close
minded than regular people.
- Alex Chiu

I've got to go.
That's one of the penalties of being a doctor.
I never seem to finish a conversation.
- Robert M. Fresco

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club.
You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it.
- Erma Bombeck

When a man goes through six years training to be a
doctor he will never be the same.
He knows too much.
- Enid Bagnold

My doctor gave me six months to live,
but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
- Walter Matthau

One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview
with a doctor than from any human experience.
- Alice James

The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives,
but still hidden from the public, is that most things
get better by themselves;
most things,
in fact, are better in the morning.
- Lewis Thomas

People are so afraid of authority figures and doctors are authority figures.
- Martha Beck

Time is generally the best doctor.
- Ovid

Passion, you see, can be destroyed by a doctor.
It cannot be created.
- Peter Shaffer

When I told my doctor I couldn't afford an operation,
he offered to touch-up my X-rays.
- Henny Youngman

All sorts of computer errors are now turning up.
You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who
claim they are treating pregnant men.
- Isaac Asimov

I got the bill for my surgery.
Now I know what those doctors were wearing masks for.
- James H. Boren

Growing up, my dolls were doctors and on secret missions.
I had Barbie Goes Rambo.
- Zoe Saldana

The art of medicine was to be properly learned only
from its practice and its exercise.
- Thomas Sydenham

Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed;
to kindness,
to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.
- Marcel Proust

Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back in the shell.
- Cass Canfield

Modern medicine is a negation of health.
It isn't organized to serve human health,
but only itself, as an institution.
It makes more people sick than it heals.
- Ivan Illich

Mammograms are really sort of a gift.
You can either catch something early or count your
lucky stars because nothing was discovered.
Either way, you're ahead of the game.
- Charlotte Ross

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

The physician's highest calling, his only calling,
is to make sick people healthy - to heal,
as it is termed.
- Samuel Hahnemann

Doctors will have more lives to answer for in the next
world than even we generals.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

I'm 86 and my doctor used to tell me to slow down -
at least he did until he dropped dead.
- Cesar Romero

Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
- Hippocrates

Completeness? Happiness? These words don't come close
to describing my emotions.
There truly is nothing I can say to capture what motherhood means to me,
particularly given my medical history.
- Anita Baker

Many of us have been conditioned to trust others' opinions
more than our own, and I believe that sort of trust is excessive.
This is especially true with regard to authority figures -
doctors, lawyers, priests. I trust my doctor's intentions toward me,
but I don't blindly follow his suggestions
without checking other sources also.
He was trained to prescribe a pill for everything,
and does it with the best of intentions,
but I often choose to trust God's quiet voice inside me
rather than my doctor's medical advice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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