Thoughts on Medicine

"Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.”
-- Thomas Szasz

"Physicians should seek to understand the patient who has the disease and not merely the disease that the patient has.”
-- William Osler

“Whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.  This is the meaning of success.”
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't live in a town where there are no doctors. 
-- Jewish Proverb

Posted by: Scott W. Yates, MD, MBA, MS, FACP

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