Friday, 24 October 2008

Five Great Quotes about Doctors and Medicine

Health and Nutrition
Doctors and Medicine

"The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease"
~Thomas Edison

"The longer I live the less confidence I have in drugs and the greater is my confidence in the regulation and administration of diet and regimen."
~John Redman Coxe, 1800

"It's bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children's health than the pediatrician. "
~Meryl Streep

"Sometimes I get the feeling the aspirin companies are sponsoring my headaches. "
~V.L. Allineare

"Half the modern drugs could well be thrown out the window, except that the birds might eat them."
~Martin H. Fischer

Health and Nutrition
Doctors and Medicine


Asclepius said...

Some thought provoking quotes there! I like this one from Dr Mike Eades' site:

Superior doctors prevent the disease.
Mediocre doctors treat the disease before evident.
Inferior doctors treat the full-blown disease.
— Huang Dee Nai-Chang—
(2600 BC 1st Chinese Medical Text)

And here are few others that I managed to find - all pertinent with today's 'run to the pills' mentality:

"It is a wise mans part, rather to avoid sickness, than to wishe for medicines." ~Thomas More, Utopia

"Poisons and medicine are oftentimes the same substance given with different intents." ~Peter Mere Latham

Methuselah said...

Good quotes Asclepius! Especially like the last one.

Asclepius said...

It seems Dr Briffa agrees with the parallels you have previously drawn between the tobacco industry and the food industry:

Methuselah said...

Thanks Asclepius - good article - have posted a link to my own thoughts in the article comments.

Sugar, Tobacco and our Innate Short-Termism

Anonymous said...

Great Quotes!
Had not read them before,

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