The doctor should be opaque to his patients, and like a mirror, should show them nothing but what is shown to him.
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
Only the healing art enables one to make a name for himself and at the same time give benefit to others.
Pay the farmer or pay the hospital.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
A healthy outside starts from the inside
Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription.
As physicians, we are invited into the most intimate chambers of our patients’ lives. We
should acknowledge that unfettered trust with dignity, deference, and respect. For a physician,
caring for patients is not only a duty; it is a privilege. Alleviating pain and restoring
health for another human being can induce an exhilaration few others experience in their
Michael E. DeBakey
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
The good physician treats the disease, the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.