For the mind disturbed, the still beauty of dawn is nature's finest balm.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
Why doesn't Apple stop for a year and make medical devices? When people talk about technology, that's where I start to get a little hot under the collar because I know that it's the key to solving some of the world's biggest problems. Having a faster, thinner telephone is not one of the world's biggest problems.
Qualities you need to get through medical school and residency: Discipline. Patience. Perseverance. A willingness to forgo sleep. A penchant for sadomasochism. Ability to weather crises of faith and self-confidence. Accept exhaustion as fact of life. Addiction to caffeine a definite plus. Unfailing optimism that the end is in sight.
Finish last in your league and they call you idiot. Finish last in medical school and they call you doctor.
Walking is man's best medicine.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
When I was born I was so ugly the doctor slapped my mother.
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.
The greatest evil is physical pain.
As a medical doctor, I have known the face of adversity. I have seen much of death and dying, suffering and sorrow. I also remember the plight of students overwhelmed by their studies and of those striving to learn a foreign language. And I recall the fatigue and frustration felt by young parents with children in need.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
Nobody just leaves medical school, especially given it's fiercely competitive to get in. But I had a sister who was a doctor, another who was a pharmacist, a brother who was an engineer. So my parents already had sensible children who would be able to make an actual living, and I think they felt comfortable sacrificing their one strange child.
Medical science has proven time and again that when the resources are provided, great progress in the treatment, cure, and prevention of disease can occur.
Being transgender isn't a medical transition. It's a process of learning to love yourself for who you are.
The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.
For many people, managing pain involves using prescription medicine in combination with complementary techniques like physical therapy, acupuncture, yoga and massage. I appreciate this because I truly believe medical care should address the person as a whole - their mind, body, and spirit.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.