doctors Quotes

39 of the best book quotes about doctors
“I guess if you’re going to be born with an illness that requires constant care, then it’s good to have your mom as your doctor.”
“If the whole profession is doing it, how can you call it ‘unprofessional conduct’?”
“A doctor who knew nothing about local beliefs might end up at war with Voodoo priests, but a doctor-anthropologist who understood those beliefs could find ways to make Voodoo houngans his allies.”
“Not only young virgins of that town, but grey-bearded men also, were often in haste to conjecture how a new acquaintance might be wrought into their purposes, contented with very vague knowledge as to the way in which life had been shaping him for their instrumentality. Middlemarch, in fact, counted on swallowing Lydgate and assimilating him very comfortably.”
“A minister is not a doctor whose primary task is to take away pain. Rather, he deepens the pain to a level where it can be shared. ”
“Voodoo,” [Cootie] whispered. “Some peoples sayin Henrietta’s sickness and them cells was man- or woman-made, others say it was doctor-made.”
“At some point, Zakariyya noticed an ad seeking volunteers for medical studies at Hopkins, and he realized he could become a research subject in exchange for a little money, a few meals, sometimes even a bed to sleep on. When he needed to buy eyeglasses, he let researchers infect him with malaria to study a new drug”
“Everybody always saying Henrietta Lacks donated those cells. She didn’t donate nothing. They took them and didn’t ask...What really would upset Henrietta is the fact that Dr. Gey never told the family anything—we didn’t know nothing about those cells and he didn’t care.”
“The research subjects didn’t ask questions. They were poor and uneducated, and the researchers offered incentives: free physical exams, hot meals, and rides into town on clinic days, plus fifty-dollar burial stipends for their families when the men died”
“We all black and white and everything else—this isn’t a race thing. There’s two sides to the story, and that’s what we want to bring out. Nothing about my mother is truth if it’s about wantin to fry the researchers. It’s not about punish the doctors or slander the hospital. I don’t want that.”
“I know the NAME of her condition, Doctor . . . But a person is so much more than the name of a diagnosis on a chart!”
“A doctor who didn’t understand local culture would probably mistake many patients’ complaints for bizarre superstitions.”
“Leigh Anne listened to the doctors discuss how bizarrely lucky Sean Junior had been in his collision with the airbag. Then she went back home and relayed the conversation to Michael, who held out his arm. An ugly burn mark ran right down the fearsome length of it. ‘I stopped it,’ he said.”
“Hell waits in a doctor’s office, tapping his shoe against a loose strip of carpet, holding a magazine in front of his face, trying to look professional, whilst eyeing the children’s toys.”
“With demand outpacing supply, doctors established a custom of graciously and discreetly accepting any offered cadaver.”
“You must allow Pelagia to become a doctor. She is not only my daughter. She is, since I have no son, the nearest to a son that I have fathered.”
“If there was such a thing as a doctor who was also a woman. She toyed with the idea, and then went to look for a paintbrush, as though this action could cancel the uncomfortable sensation of having been born into the wrong world.”
“Dr. Iannis had enjoyed a satisfactory day in which none of his patients had died or got any worse.”
“As she reached for it she realized for the first time, and with a small shock, that she had learned enough from her father over the years to become a doctor herself.”
“An ugly woman would ruin me, the disease would be sure to strike in and kill me at the sight of her. I think a pretty physician, with engaging manners, would coax a fellow to live through almost anything.”
″‘I take it this means that you had good news from the doctor?’ ‘She says I shall live to be a hundred.’ ‘And what’s the good news?‘”
″ ‘Will it hurt?’ asked Sister. ‘Not nearly as much as biting your tongue or bumping your shin, ” the doctor explained.
“Not every doctor can look into a mouse’s ear without laughing.”
“Tomorrow.... you’ll be going to the doctor for a checkup.”
“The doctor’s waiting room was a busy, cheerful place with pictures on the walls, books to look at, and puzzles to do.”
″ ‘I don’t need checkups anymore,’ bragged Papa. ‘Because I...I... AH-CHOO! never get sick.’ ”
″ ‘Are we going to get shots?’ he asked. ‘That’s up to.... the doctor, ’ said Papa , sneezing even bigger sneeze than before.”
″ ‘Time for your medicine, Papa!’ said the cubs, offering him a big spoonful of the gooey pink stuff that Dr. Grizzly prescribed for his cold.”
″ It happened so fast that Sister didn’t even have time to say ouch! The little cubs who were watching were very impressed. So was brother.”
“You see, there are some kinds of medicine that you take after you get sick, and those are very useful. But this kind of shot is a special medicine that keeps you from getting sick.”
“John, how can you expect sick people to come and see you when you keep all these animals in the house? It’s a fine doctor would have his parlor full of hedgehogs and mice!”
“The next day my mother dragged Fudge to Dr. Cone’s office. He told her to leave him alone. That Fudge would eat when he got hungry. I reminded my mother that I’d told her the same thing—and for free. But I guess my mother didn’t believe either one of us because she took Fudge to see three more doctors.”
“Pen and paper have healed me much better than any doctor ever could.”
“You’ll be told your hearing is so mucky and muddy, your case calls for special intensified study.”
“Robert and Giles offer their services as doctors, and Alice’s brother William joins them as a stretcher bearer. Nothing could have prepared them for the horrific sights they encounter.”
“And when that guy finds out what you like you can bet it won’t be on your diet.”
“Van Ness has enjoyed a great rate of success in his pioneer work in the Study of Stress.”
“The psychologist Gerd Gigerenzer has a simple heuristic. Never ask the doctor what you should do. Ask him what he would do if he were in your place. You would be surprised at the difference”
“As a doctor I had no choice. As a philosopher I had too many.”

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