Quotes of the Day for 3 May 2004 – Medicine
On this day in 1765 the trustees of the College of Philadelphia created the first medical school in North America by naming John Morgan as Professor of the Theory and Practice of Physic. Morgan had graduated from that college eight years before, and other than two years serving the sick in the British Army had studied medicine in Europe with the goal of training doctors in the colonies.
He's the best physician that knows the worthlessness of the most medicines.
- Benjamin Franklin, 1706 - 1790
A doctor's reputation is made by the number of eminent men who die under his care.
- George Bernard Shaw, 1856 - 1950
Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its own existance.
- James Bryce
Medicine is the one place where all the show is stripped off the human drama. You, as doctors, will be in a position to see the human race stark naked - not only physically, but mentally and morally as well.
- Martin H. Fischer, M.D., 1879 - 1962
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
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
- Erma Louise Bombeck, 1927 - 1996
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