Top 350 Medicine Quotes

In this post, you will find great Medicine Quotes from famous people, such as Venus Williams, Ben Goldacre, Greta Thunburg, Uzodinma Iweala, Oliver Luck. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

For years I felt that I didn't have enough stamina and

For years I felt that I didn’t have enough stamina and then, four years ago, I felt like I was not getting enough air but I was diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma. The medicine for asthma never worked.
There is this peculiar blind spot in the culture of academic medicine around whether withholding trial results is research misconduct. People who work in any industry can reinforce each others‘ ideas about what is okay.
I know so many people who feel hopeless, and they ask me, ‘What should I do?’ And I say: ‘Act. Do something.’ Because that is the best medicine against sadness and depression.
In terms of medicine, I’ve generally been pretty interested in public health issues as they relate to sub-Saharan Africa on a broad scaleHIV/AIDS, malaria etc.
Given where medicine is today, there may not be any traditional injuries that aren’t repairable.
No one was talking about price decreases, but that does happen in the industry to keep medicine affordable.
God isn’t compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.
It’s fashionable to speak about vulnerable populations in medicine and public policy, but it’s harder to find a more vulnerable population than those who are dying.
Currently, we are working to deliver our anti-aging gene therapies to terminally ill people for compassionate care. Although, in the future we think that preventative medicine against aging would begin at a much younger age.
Challenges in medicine are moving from ‘Treat the symptoms after the house is on fire‘ to ‘Can we preserve the house intact?’
If the U.S. became the undisputed superpower that it is today, it was primarily because of its technology, whether it is in transportation, agriculture, high-tech industry, medicine, etc.
To my father, business was the highest calling, but to my mother, medicine was the top profession.
William Standish Knowles
Preventative medicine has to be the direction we go in. For example, if colon cancer is detected early – because a person knew he had a genetic risk and was having frequent exams – the surgery is relatively inexpensive and average survival is far greater than 10 years.
Penn State University is also nationally recognized for the exceptional research and patient care provided at the College of Medicine, located in my Congressional District in Hershey, PA.
Tim Holden
New drugs and surgical techniques offer promise in the fight against cancer, Alzheimer‘s, tuberculosis, AIDS, and a host of other life-threatening diseases. Animal research has been, and continues to be, fundamental to advancements in medicine.
Daniel Akaka
I think I don’t want to use drugs or medicine, so nothing. The only way is to go on stage and to hope.
Women enjoyed rights in Egypt they would not again enjoy for more than 2,000 years. They owned ships, ran vineyards, filed lawsuits, practiced medicine. Their husbands supported them after divorce. Their power was unprecedented.
Without advances, medicine regresses and reverts to witchcraft.
Arthur Kornberg
I treated as few patients as I could as a medical student, and I never practiced medicine.
Severo Ochoa
I wasn’t sued out of medicine, I wasn’t arbitrated out of the profession.
Modern medicine, for all its advances, knows less than 10 percent of what your body knows instinctively.
Nothing in medicine is so insignificant as to merit attention.
Thomas Sydenham
Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures.
For a while I thought about studying medicine at school and becoming a doctor because I’ve always been interested in psychology and how people’s minds operate. But I’m able to explore some of that as an actor and ultimately I think it seems more interesting.
We’d like to have immediate answers to all of our questions. I think medicine in particular. I found it frustrating as a physician sometimes to not be able to tell someone exactly why something was happening to them. There are still so many mysteries in medicine.
The good-news stories in medicine are early detection, early intervention.
Arizona has excellent medical schools, both public and private, and it is critical that we create an environment that keeps medical students in Arizona to practice medicine once they complete medical school and their residency programs.
One of the biggest challenges to medicine is the incorporation of information technology in our practices.
Samuel Wilson
Carl von Rokitansky is one of the founders of scientific medicine and systematized it, looking at what the clinical symptoms mean. The medicine we practice today, which is infinitely more sophisticated, is Rokitansky’s medicine.
The fact that healthier lifestyles and advances in medicine mean that we are living longer is actually something to be celebrated.
In an area where nothing was known, medicine had to draw on social lore.
Virginia Johnson
I've wanted to do medicine actually before I started pl

I’ve wanted to do medicine actually before I started playing football.
People always mention that they’d love to see me in a comedy again. Maybe it’s time – laughter being the best medicine.
Medicine has changed greatly in the last decades. Widespread vaccinations have practically eradicated many illnesses, at least in western Europe and the United States. The use of chemotherapy, especially the antibiotics, has contributed to an ever decreasing number of fatalities in infectious diseases.
I am interested in the way advances in medicine and palliative care mean more people now have the opportunity to plan their own deaths, and also plan for those who are left behind. What does that do to the grieving process?
We sometimes think that the best doctors are the ones who have the most specialized knowledge or the fanciest degrees, but in fact, study upon study, including one published in the ‘New England Journal of Medicine,’ show that the best doctors are the ones who also know how to connect with their patients.
When I testified before Congress after the Hudson River landing, Congressman James Oberstar of Minnesota said, ‘Safety begins in the boardroom.’ That’s as true in medicine as it is in aviation. It always boils down to leadership.
I’m not a luddite. Science, computers, medicine, they’re all great. But nature is context. That which we can’t control. Its constant mortality and immortality is an answer to the terror of finite existence. It reassures the soul.
In medicine, there’s a fairly large but still finite body of knowledge that you need at hand for most of your daily work. It takes a few years to learn it, but once it’s there, it’s there. With writing, on the other hand, every new bookindeed, every new story – is a fresh and terrifying reinvention of everything.
Nanotechnology in medicine is going to have a major impact on the survival of the human race.
Bernard Marcus
I grew up in Muenchen where my father has been a professor for pharmaceutic chemistry at the university. He had studied chemistry and medicine, having been a research student in Leipzig with Wilhelm Ostwald, the Nobel Laureate 1909. So I became familiar with the life of a scientist in a chemical laboratory quite early.
Wolfgang Paul
Homeopathy – an invention of the Father of Lies! I have tried it and found it wanting. I would swallow their whole doles’ medicine chest for sixpence, and be sure of finding myself neither better nor worse for it.
I-70 is a crucial economic artery for Colorado and the West, and on an average day, almost 5,000 semi-trucks carrying medicine, food, livestock, fuel, and other critical supplies travel on this federal highway.
Modern medicine uses imagingwindows‘ such as magnetic resonance imaging scanners to bring into view otherwise unseen vital information that skilled physicians can use for the benefit of their patients.
Medicine rests upon four pillarsphilosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.
In medicine, there is always a balance between risk and benefit.
As the knowledge around personalized medicine continues to grow, consumers should expect their healthcare providers to begin to incorporate genetic information into their treatments and preventative care.
Yeah, I didn’t ever think about music as a career. Like, it was never – it’s just something like an extracurricular activity that my mom put me in. And as every South Asian, you know, like, child, I was like – oh, OK, I can do medicine.
Today we have big, crude instruments guided by intelligent surgeons, and we have little, stupid molecules of drugs that get dumped into the body, diffuse around and interfere with things as best they can. At present, medicine is unable to heal anything.
Socialized medicine allows a nation to exclude a U.S. product from its market if the U.S. firm does not make generous enough price concessions. Accordingly, what has developed is a system within which U.S. firms make large profits on new drugs in the U.S. market, but very low profits on sales everywhere else.
The medicine increases the disease.
The difference between microeconomics and macroeconomics is a bit like the difference between biology and medicine. Knowing that certain genes increase the risk of cancer is relatively easy. Figuring out exactly which people will get sick, or how to cure them, is a lot more complicated.
Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console.
My grandmother studied medicine in the Forties, which was very rare in Egypt, and my mother was a university professor, so my idea of religion wasn’t about a woman not working or having to dress in a certain way; it was more to do with the faith.
Leila Aboulela
Medicine is probably one of the best backgrounds for a writer to find stories. I always think cops and docs have the best background because we see so much of human behavior, such a range of human emotions.
Country music has taken so many forms, and I’ve always contended that it does not matter if the casual listener falls in love with country music through Florida Georgia Line, Taylor Swift, Old Crow Medicine Show or whomever – just get in and start digging!
Guinea pigs are practically synonymous with experiments. Lab rats have become the workhorses of modern medicine. Genetics owes a huge debt to the humble fruit fly. There’s almost no branch of the life sciences, in fact, that hasn’t leaned heavily on one animal or another.
I actually completely suck at being a bioethicist. What I do is history of medicine and patient advocacy. Patient advocacy is actually the opposite of bioethics, because bioethicists are the people who increasingly set up and justify the systems we patient advocates have to fight.
Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, Through Love all dregs will become wine, through Love all pain will turn to medicine.
I should be a postage stamp, because that’s the only way I’ll ever get licked. I’m beautiful. I’m fast. I’m so mean I make medicine sick. I can’t possibly be beat.
I have no military application in my research. You know, we are all involved into rehabilitation medicine.
I’m a strong believer in modern medicine. I think it has its use in society. I think it adds longevity to our life expectancy.
I studied at a grammar school and later at the Universi

I studied at a grammar school and later at the University of Vienna in the Faculty of Medicine.
Karl von Frisch
There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion‘s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care.
Music is like a medicine.
Plants are so important to the ancients for medicine and in a religious aspect – and in hemlock!
I’ve been encouraging documentary filmmakers to use more and more humor, and they’re loath to do that because they think if it’s a documentary it has to be deadly serious – it has to be like medicine that you’re supposed to take. And I think it’s what keeps the mass audience from going to documentaries.
A family‘s love is often the best medicine, and in difficult times, I believe that our military families deserve the option of staying together.
But if you’re asking my opinion, I would argue that a social justice approach should be central to medicine and utilized to be central to public health. This could be very simple: the well should take care of the sick.
Writing was in my mind from the time I was in high school, but more, the idea that I would be a doctor. I really wanted to be a medical doctor, and I had various schemes: one was to be a psychiatrist, another was tropical medicine.
I never want my children to ever feel like they need to be a SEAL, or that they need to go into medicine, or be an astronaut in order to please me – because I don’t think that’s very fair. I just want them to live their own lives. I don’t hesitate at every opportunity to remind my children of that.
The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa – slightly off balance.
England has a long history of supporting alternative medicine – maybe it’s because they don’t have such a strong pharmaceutical industry in England, and homeopathy has been taught and promoted there for hundreds of years.
The current approach that psychiatry takes almost ignores social worlds in which mental health problems arise and tries to become highly biomedical like other branches of medicine such as cardiology or oncology. But psychiatry has to be far more embedded in people’s personal and social worlds.
There are three subjects on which the knowledge of the medical profession in general is woefully weak; they are manners, morals, and medicine.
Gerald F. Lieberman
Most people are squeamish about saying how much they earn, but in medicine the situation seems especially fraught. Doctors aren’t supposed to be in it for the money, and the more concerned a doctor seems to be about making money the more suspicious people become about the care being provided.
The exit from medicine happened steadily, rather than suddenly.
Paul Sinha
At the Superdome, a young man came up to me holding a baby. He’d run out of diapers. He’d run out of medicine. His baby was sick. The guy‘s saying, ‘Help me! Take my baby.’ What could I do? That’s the definition of helpless.
Ray Nagin
In writing, as in medicine, there are no short cuts. You need stamina.
Medicine and writing are natural companions.
Kevin Patterson
Snakes are sometimes perceived as evil, but they are also perceived as medicine. If you look at an ambulance, there’s the two snakes on the side of the ambulance. The caduceus, or the staff of Hermes, there’s the two snakes going up it, which means that the venom can also be healing.
Running is a part of my medicine. It’s what helps relieve my stress, and it’s what helps me get away from the concerns of business and anything else that’s going on in my life that I need to escape from at times – to find who I am. Running really helps me with that.
For some Chicago expats, food is the medicine that blunts the pain of separation.
My mother insists women must have financial independence, which is why I completed my degree in medicine.
There’s a classic medical aphorism: ‘Listen to the patient; they’re telling you the diagnosis.’ Actually, a lot of patients are just telling you a lot of rubbish, and you have to stop them and ask the pertinent questions. But, yes, in both drama and medicine, isolated facts can accumulate to create the narrative.
There is huge merit in both Eastern and Western medicine, and I’ve taken a little bit from both.
The field of medicine is one you have to have a lot of dedication to enter.
My goal was to develop into an independent research scientist studying clinical problems at the laboratory bench, but I felt that postgraduate residency training in internal medicine was necessary.
I don’t work with an artist to try to blow up, but to see if the music can be medicine, if it can be therapeutic and serve a bigger purpose.
Football, for me, is the best medicine in the world. This is what I love.
A permanent base on Mars would have a number of advantages beyond being a bonanza for planetary science and geology. If, as some evidence suggests, exotic micro-organisms have arisen independently of terrestrial life, studying them could revolutionise biology, medicine and biotechnology.
Medicine is a very tough thing. I mean, everyone is going to die. Sooner or later. That’s a tough thing to face.
There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow.
From our research experience in discovering artemisinin

From our research experience in discovering artemisinin, we learned the strengths of both Chinese and Western medicine. There is great potential for future advances if these strengths can be fully integrated.
Tu Youyou
I take care of everybody. I’m either hugging you or making sure that you’re not sick, because my backpack has every kind of medicine in it.
Anyone can look through my sketchbooks as long as they don’t have a background in psychiatric medicine.
The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot.
I had always wanted to become a neurologist, which is one of the most demanding vocations in medicine. Where do you stop, after all, with the brain? How does it function? What are its limits? The work seems unending.
This was our last stop. This was it. We had those two embryos that we had banked prior to learning about the breast cancer, and with the medicine she was on, this was our last effort. The prayers were answered.
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In regards to core training, I try to incorporate the medicine ball whenever possible. As a baseball player, there is a lot of twisting and turning that I will do. Keeping my abs strong is as important as anything else.
Unfortunately, I have two facets to my makeup, and that is both scientific and artistic. By doing medicine, I was only answering one of those sides.
Jonathan LaPaglia
Medicine saved my life, quite literally. I woke up every day of my training thinking, ‘I love doing this,’ feeling like it was so important what I was doing.
I had a baby with no pain medicine, mainly because most people I talked to didn’t think I’d be able to do it. So there!
I find it greatly disturbing that the Bush administration has used political and religious ideologies to influence national policy on science and medicine.
Tammy Baldwin
The Veterans Health Administration’s socialized style of medicine, where the government is in charge of the hospitals and managing our veterans‘ health care, simply does not work.
At a time when the cost of health care is skyrocketing, the potential economic impact of mind/body medicine is considerable.
Bill Moyers
I decided to make pictures of fragments, images that would spill off the canvas instead of recede into it like a medicine cabinet. I wanted to find images that were in a ‘nether-nether-land’: things that were a little out of style but hadn’t reached the point of nostalgia.
Just like medicine anywhere else, I get to walk through life with people in the midst sometimes of their most difficult and challenging circumstances they’ve faced – a terminal diagnosis, bad news, poor prognosis – and also the most joyful times with people, like the birth of a new baby.
I think legislation needs to put an end to doctors profiting on businesses to which they can funnel patients – that is business, not medicine. If you try to call it medicine, then it is corruption. Without legislation, it will keep happening.
Just the actual physical ability to hold four instruments simultaneously and do some of the things that Vivien was able to do is mind blowing to any surgeon. He never went to medical school and he became one of the great teachers of medicine himself, people are just amazed.
Mary Stuart Masterson
Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages.
Realizing the ways in which we humans may have been inadvertently changing our genes for millennia provides a way for us to begin to think about the inevitable genetic revolution in medicine that is going to allow us to advertently change our genes over centuries and even decades.
The poorest parts of the world are by and large the places in which one can best view the worst of medicine and not because doctors in these countries have different ideas about what constitutes modern medicine. It’s the system and its limitations that are to blame.
Oh gosh, I’m completely allergic to historical dramas. Particularly those around the civil-rights movement. It’s not my favorite thing to watch. So often they feel like medicine. Or not even a history lesson, because I really like history. Just… obligatory.
I liked medicine. I liked helping people. I liked the biology of it and understanding how the body works.
Reimbursement is a major determinant of how medicine is practiced. When reimbursement changes, so do medical practice and medical education.
If we want to fight people in the world, we should fight them with pillows – pillows stuffed with food, medicine, music… That would be so much cheaper than bombs.
Medicine is so fascinating.
Today, the practice of medicine in an urban, technological society rarely provides either the time or the environment to encourage a doctor-patient relationship that promotes healing.
Bill Moyers
I try to live holistically and avoid conventional medicine.
Pamela Sue Martin
When you immerse yourself in medicine you realise that hope is not absolute. It’s not that simple.
I entered the University of Natal as a preliminary-year student in 1966 and stayed on to June 1972, when I was expelled from the university. I was then doing third-year medicine.
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
Luther Burbank
I trained in medicine in India, and after that, I chose

I trained in medicine in India, and after that, I chose psychiatry as my specialty, much to the dismay of my mother and all my family members who kind of thought neurosurgery would be a more respectable option for their brilliant son.
I don’t believe in technological determinism, especially not in biology and medicine. We have strong laws to keep doctors from monkeying around with humans that will remain in place. It’s simply not true that everything that is technologically possible gets done.
One area where the state can be more effective in addressing the doctor shortage is to focus on making sure that Arizona is a friendly environment for doctors and those wishing to practice medicine.
Sacrificing American soldiers or innocent civilians in an unprecedented preemptive attack on a separate sovereign nation may well prove itself a most temporary medicine.
I am not against all forms of high-tech medicine. Drugs and surgeries have a secure place in the treatment of serious health conditions. But modern American medicine treats almost every health condition as if it were an emergency.
Both times I had cancer? Preventative medicine. Caught ’em both early. I’ll take physicals anytime I can get one.
I don’t think you should rely on medicine. I think you should rely upon herbal doctors, acupuncture, and doctors outside the medical world, with different kinds and forms of treatment.
In the world of medicine, a trial refers to clinical research that follows a predefined plan or protocol. A clinical trial must comply with strict health, safety and ethical regulations determined by the Food and Drug Administration.
For people who don’t know me, I practiced medicine in Casper, Wyoming for 25 years as an orthopedic surgeon, taking care of families in Wyoming. I’ve been chief of staff of the largest hospital in our state. My wife is a breast cancer survivor.
Colleges will try to get the good students. That’s the way to go. When I chaired my department of Materials Engineering at the Technion in 1990, we started a program for which we set the bar very high. It was the highest at the Technion, above electrical engineering and medicine.
I believe that the future is about having a whole bunch of A.I., not one A.I. We’re all going to have our own personal A.I. We’ll have A.I. for many fields of medicine, for many fields of manufacturing.
Bipolar disorder is so swept under the rug as a nation and, I think especially, by black people. It’s not our culture to go get therapy. ‘Give them medicine for what?’ We put people in court, put them in court again, versus really paying attention to what it is they are going through.
Trai Byers
If not for the success that medicine has made, I might be part of a much different story right now.
I probably worked every single entertainment medium, including some that don’t exist. I worked the circus, carnival, I had my own medicine show, I worked 18 years of radio.
Al Lewis
I used to work with a relief group that took care of the people in the dump. We took them food and water and medicine and built homes and took them to church services, whatever was needed.
A transfer of money should never be involved in this profound situation. Although illness is profound, too, but medicine’s a business today. It’s a business.
Fashion is all about happiness. It’s fun. It’s important. But it’s not medicine.
Now in the 21st century, the boundaries separating chemistry, physics, and medicine have become blurred, and as happened during the Renaissance, scientists are following their curiosities even when they run beyond the formal limits of their training.
I like medicine. Even if I was selling a million books a year, I would still be a doctor.
A well chosen anthology is a complete dispensary of medicine for the more common mental disorders, and may be used as much for prevention as cure.
Robert Graves
My mother’s a psychologist, my stepfather‘s a psychologist, my stepmother is a therapist and my dad‘s a lawyer. So it was all prominent in my life. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t know someone on some form of prescription medicine.
My dad’s from Nigeria and my mom’s from Grenada and they both went into medicine. My dad’s a psychiatrist and my mom’s a nurse so I was going to go into medicine, also.
I studied the sciences up until going to college, and I was either going to do medicine or drama. I chose drama, but I come from a whole line of doctors.
Elizabeth Henstridge
They told me I had been sick twelve days, lying like dead all the while, and that Whirlwind Chaser, who was Standing Bear‘s uncle and a medicine man, had brought me back to life.
I don’t expect to get yesterday‘s medicine. If I can help it, I’d like to get tomorrow’s medicine.
Medicine has always been my calling.
It is a very brave choice to go against traditional medicine and embrace the alternative route. It’s easier to try the traditional route and then, if it fails, go to the alternatives, but often it can be too late.
The trouble is the field of science, medicine, universities, biotech companies – you name it – have been so splintered, layers, sub-divided, hacked that people can spend their entire career studying one tiny little cog of life.
I do believe that laughter is the best medicine – it cures everything.
Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever.
The launch of the National Health Service in 1948, one of the world’s foremost examples of something being decommodified in the interest of the social good, was met with nothing less than horror by those with vested interests in the private provision of medicine.
Practicing medicine is not only my vocation, it gives m

Practicing medicine is not only my vocation, it gives me an opportunity to continue to be in direct contact with people, to see them and hear their needs.
Tabare Vazquez
In Hungary, acting is a career for which one fits himself as earnestly as one studies for a degree in medicine, law, or philosophy.
I was a hyperactive kid, and it took awhile for me to find the right teacher. My master was a Shaolin kung fu teacher, but he also taught tai chi, Chinese medicine, brush painting – he was adept at all facets of Chinese culture.
No one would say, ‘Hey, I think this medicine works, go ahead and use it.’ We have testing, we go to the lab, we try it again, we have refinement. But you know what we do on the last mile? ‘Oh, this is a good idea. People will like this. Let’s put it out there.’
I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I’m so mean I make medicine sick.
The best medicine I know for rheumatism is to thank the Lord that it ain’t gout.
Age is the biggest risk factor for many diseases. You’re 100 times more likely to get a tumor at age 65 than age 35. It makes a huge difference. It gives a whole new meaning to preventive medicine.
I think we are faced in medicine with the reality that we have to be willing to talk about our failures and think hard about them, even despite the malpractice system. I mean, there are things that we can do to make that system better.
Entrepreneurs have the flexibility and the ability to do things that large companies simply cannot. Could a large company pull off a trick like Amyris, going from anti-malaria medicine to next-generation fuel?
Modern medicine is a negation of health. It isn’t organized to serve human health, but only itself, as an institution. It makes more people sick than it heals.
To me, politics is an extension of what I do in medicine.
Tabare Vazquez
If insurance companies paid for lifestyle-management classes, they would save huge sums of money. We need to see that alternative medicine is now mainstream.
I was going to do medicine at Edinburgh University – when I was three weeks old I nearly died, but they did an operation and I survived. It was a huge thing for my family – I was the first-born – and doctors were heroes, so I wanted to join them.
An anthill increases by accumulation. Medicine is consumed by distribution. That which is feared lessens by association. This is the thing to understand.
You see that the people who are drawn to alternative medicine are often fairly healthy and they go to alternative medicine for what I call the ‘symptoms of life.’ Fatigue, joint pains, inability to concentrate, perhaps, the kinds of things that anyone over twenty-five gets at some point.
Cultures have long heard wisdom in non-human voices: Apollo, god of music, medicine and knowledge, came to Delphi in the form of a dolphin. But dolphins, which fill the oceans with blipping and chirping, and whales, which mew and caw in ultramarine jazz – a true rhapsody in blue – are hunted to the edge of silence.
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I did a term at Cambridge University studying medicine, so I could potentially have followed in Mum and Dad’s footsteps and become a doctor.
Just like in medicine, when the normal medicine no longer works, one resorts to surgery. And the revolutions is like the surgery: It’s painful, and it’s the last resort for nations.
Rashid al-Ghannushi
One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.
I no longer practice medicine, but I can say that, for me, medicine was easier – and certainly less emotionally turbulent – than writing.
My immune system just really struggled with the medicine after the appendix and I kept on getting ill. People said I was injured but I was never injured.
Eric Dier
Robotics, manufacturing, medicine, farming, energy – all will be pushed to and beyond their limits and, by so doing, will advance at speeds far faster than without the impetus and challenge of opening a frontierthus also raising the odds of survival in our favor.
Like most athletes, I like to go home and relax. I try not to bring the game home with me. I might play some video games that are, let’s just say, for mature audiences only. And I might get some flak for this, but I like to watch ‘Seinfeld.’ Sometimes, laughter is the best medicine.
Nick Ferguson
In medicine, all over the world, there are always going to be mistakes made.
Pharmaceuticals have become an increasingly important part of modern medicine, and our seniors shouldn’t have to worry about whether they can afford the medicines they need to stay healthy and maintain their independence.
Conservatives always knew that the Left made a concerted effort to dominate in the entertainment field because it’s such a fabulous way to plant the seed of an agenda. Sugar helps the medicine go down, as does seeing it on the silver screen or hearing it in a catchy pop hook.
We should have lifelong monitoring of our vital signs that predict things like skin or pancreatic cancer so we can eradicate it. We should have personalized medicine; there’s a huge amount of innovation possible.
I felt I ought not to be wasting time, and I hurried to graduate from high school to enroll at UCSD. I also hurried to finish college, to go on to higher studies. By the time I was in my teens, I had a strong sense of mission, wanting to discover something important or solve a major problem in biology or medicine.
Bruce Beutler
Alternative medicine plays into this exaggerated notion that you can prevent disease simply by doing the right thing.
St. Louis has always been a great center for medicine. It has been a leader in the nation since the early part of the 20th century. Along with that, we’ve been a leader in medical science and biomedical science and innovation in medicine.
William Henry Danforth
I wound up getting my degree in sports medicine and nut

I wound up getting my degree in sports medicine and nutrition because I wanted to work in the medical field. But I wound up taking a trip to Los Angeles and decided being an actor sounds pretty cool, too.
Derek Theler
In medicine as well as in romantic poetry, it is the heart that is the center and controlling mechanics of life. If the heart stops, life stops. The loss of sight doesn’t not mean death. Yet for ages, the eyes was believed to contain a human being‘s vital essence – a not wholly irrational belief.
Henry Grunwald
Medicine is so big and so important.
I’m quite sure that all true professional artists, of every description, in all walks of life, whether their craft is painting, music, sculpture, medicine or anything, have one primary concern – mankind.
Chico Hamilton
The physicians of one class feel the patients and go away, merely prescribing medicine. As they leave the room they simply ask the patient to take the medicine. They are the poorest class of physicians.
Any time I find medicine that’s helpful, I share it with everyone I know.
My job is to stay alive until the medicine and research catch up.
Medicine, you see, is my first love; whether I write fiction or nonfiction, and even when it has nothing to do with medicine, it’s still about medicine. After all, what is medicine but life plus? So I write about life.
Rihanna told me her parents used to argue so intensely, she used to get these headaches, these migraines that were almost not even treatable with medicine. The moment her parents separated, her migraines went away.
You may not know it now, if you studied communications or engineering, law or medicine, business or classics: you’re a storyteller, too.
But I believe that the huge advances now being made in genetic research will be the key to personalized medicine one day.
Hopefully my music is medicine, some type of antidote for something or some kind of explanation or just to feel good.
Childhood vaccines are one of the great triumphs of modern medicine. Indeed, parents whose children are vaccinated no longer have to worry about their child’s death or disability from whooping cough, polio, diphtheria, hepatitis, or a host of other infections.
I was drawn to medicine because I’m fond of serving. In college, we go to the orphanage every week, see patients first-hand.
I don’t remember being put into the coma, but I do have a lot of weird memories from being under. This may be because I was in a coma via medicine rather than trauma. That time period played out for me as one long rambling dream where I was at a hospital to visit my boyfriend, who I thought was in an accident.
In almost every profession – whether it’s law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business – people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it.
Often, I’ll do a quick workout in my hotel room consisting of exercises for the legs, glutes, abs, and arms with my own body weight. Also, I always have a jump rope, a medicine ball I can inflate, and a band in my suitcase. It’s a great kit to have for travel.
Izabel Goulart
In 1968, I left Cambridge and went to work in New York with Irving M. London, who was then the chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
My sense is that we’re ready for another industrial revolution in this country. The great minds and innovators of Silicon Valley would come through China and say, The pipeline is full of ideas – there’s personalized medicine, biotechnology, new forms to power ourselves, clean energy, etc., etc.
Medicine grounds me, it centers me, that’s why I continue to do it.
It looks as if the NHS will gradually fade away, and we shall go back to a great deal of private medicine.
I have written two medical novels. I have never studied medicine, never seen an operation.
I got into medicine at university, then deferred a year to see. Then I started acting and just never went back to university.
We have to pay close attention to what we see, and be ready to work with the unexpected according to the basic principles of systems biology and medicine.
Continuing advances in stem cell medicine will change all of our lives for the better.
I come from gender-balanced workplaces. I started off working in medicine, and when I went through med school, it’s 50/50 men and women. And when I started working as a doctor, it’s 50/50 men and women. So I’ve always been very accustomed to women occupying pivotal roles in the professional environment.
For 30 years I’ve been schooled in everything from government, and economics, to medicine and international relations. But don’t be impressed. Someone once said being a general assignment reporter simply means you are equally ignorant about most everything. In other words, I know a little about a lot.
I trained very hard to get into medicine, so I won‘t say I’ll never go back to it.
Psychotherapy‘ is a private, confidential conversation that has nothing to do with illness, medicine, or healing.
Medicine men live in caves.
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Socialism and communism fall of their own weight becaus

Socialism and communism fall of their own weight because, as Margaret Thatcher said, you run out of other people’s money. Because socialized medicine never falls of its own weight because you put people on lists, and they die waiting to get the treatment and care. So you don’t go broke.
No one should have to choose between taking lifesaving medicine and paying for food.
In medicine you go from dying to chronically ill. You don’t go from dying to better than you ever knew you could be. That just doesn’t happen.
The universal medicine for the Soul is the Supreme Reason and Absolute Justice; for the mind, mathematical and practical Truth; for the body, the Quintessence, a combination of light and gold.
Albert Pike
The State of Israel must be at the forefront of global science – in physics, in mathematics, in medicine, in biology.
Feeling useful in medicine allows me to not feel so stupid when making up stories.
A woman brought her child with an abscess in the lower part of the back, and offered as much corn as she could carry for some medicine; we administered to it of course very cheerfully.
Meriwether Lewis
The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot.
Nobody in Maine should be deciding between whether they go to a doctor, whether they buy their medicine or whether they’re putting food on the table.
I think people align themselves with my way of thinking when they’re talking to me. They try to create new avenues for me to pursue, so if you want to be a doctor and you have interest in human rights and philanthropy and social equality of medicine and disease, why don’t you think about being surgeon general?
Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say.
Americans, like many citizens of rich countries, take for granted the legal and regulatory system, the public schools, health care and social security for the elderly, roads, defense and diplomacy, and heavy investments by the state in research, particularly in medicine.
I think the media can be a very positive influence by essentially holding people to task about the importance of high quality medical care. And when the media is scrutinizing you, then I think that’s a very good, positive thing for the field of medicine.
I definitely want to help the youth, people who can’t afford medicine.
People, I think, are more interested in being offended than getting to the heart of a situation. And to go after comedians to me is so counterproductive, because comedy is kind of a medicine.
I want to do something in medicine, for sure. I don’t know what, exactly, that entails, but something along those lines.
The silencing of the rainforests is a double deforestation, not only of trees but a deforestation of the mind’s music, medicine and knowledge.
The ability to diagnose an imminent heart attack has long been considered the holy grail of cardiovascular medicine.
The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box.
No patent medicine was ever put to wider and more varied use than the Fourteenth Amendment.
William O. Douglas
The universal medicine for the Soul is the Supreme Reason and Absolute Justice; for the mind, mathematical and practical Truth; for the body, the Quintessence, a combination of light and gold.
Albert Pike
Our approach to medicine is very 19th-century. We are still in the dark ages. We really need to get to the molecular level so that we are no longer groping about in the dark.
Medicine has been successful by treating diseases in a very specific way once the damage is done. But telomere length integrates a lot of factors together and gives you an overall picture of risk for what is now emerging as a lot of diseases that tend to occur together, such as diabetes and heart disease.
Republicans and others who are in anguish over the possibility of socialized medicine ought to have to explain their ideology to a mother with a sick newborn. They ought to have to explain how this nation can debate health care and not mention how abysmal ours is.
My diagnosis had been discussed in almost every major medical journal, including the ‘New England Journal of Medicine,’ and ‘The New York Times.’
A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.
Paul Dudley White
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.
I don’t have any regrets. I consider myself really privileged to belong to medicine and do what I do. I would do it all again.
Magdi Yacoub
In the brute physical world, and the one encompassed by medicine, there are all too many things that could kill you, don’t kill you, and then leave you considerably weaker.
For 25 years practicing medicine, I never asked anybody if they were a Republican or a Democratic or an independent and asked if they had insurance or not. I took care of everybody.
If we practiced medicine like we practice education, we’d look for the liver on the right side and left side in alternate years.
Alfred Kazin
When you flop, that's just another message that you don

When you flop, that’s just another message that you don’t know how to play me. Stand up and take your medicine like a man.
My grandmother was energetic and fearless – a talented poet and songwriter. She was also interested in chemistry and history and medicine, taking care of the people in her hacienda in Mexico, delivering babies. She could have become anything, but this was the 1930s, and she was forced into an arranged marriage.
I will say that there is an inordinate amount of medicine in my novels, especially the first one. There are a lot of medical things that happen. A hip fracture, three different kinds of lung cancer, pneumonia, blood poisoning, and so on.
What makes the EpiPen unique is its delivery vehicle – an auto-injector that’s packaged in a convenient, pen-like device. The product’s key attribute is its ability to reliably deliver accurate doses of the essential medicine.
So I remember both medicine, because I frequently sick, particularly with asthma for which there was no proper treatment then, and in religion I had a strong sense of there being a patriarchy.
Thomas Keneally
As spokesman for Lipitor, I have been an advocate of preventive medicine in addition to my work with the Jarvik 2000 Heart, which has rescued people from death and sustained a patient with a normal, mobile lifestyle for seven and a half years – the longest in the world.
Robert Jarvik
My parents have always been incredibly supportive, driving me back and forth to Stratford and so on. They realised from an early age that I wouldn’t go into medicine because I couldn’t do biology and chemistry.
Gwilym Lee
Cell-based and regenerative medicine can restore human functions lost to disease, including returning some sight to the blind.
Scores of Congolese die each day unnecessarily due to the lack of access to healthcare and modern medicine.
Unlike many other illnesses, what I find profoundly empowering about addressing loneliness is that the ultimate solution to loneliness lies in each of us. We can be the medicine that each other needs. We can be the solution other people crave. We are all doctors and we are all healers.
With modern medicine prolonging life no matter what condition you’re in, it seems like we’re working towards immortality by science.
As I’ve met clinicians in my travels, time after time I’ve been inspired to hear why people went into medicine: to apply their way-above-average minds (and hearts) to work that’s beyond most people’s capacity, and perhaps save a few lives.
Dave deBronkart
My personal medicine bundle is my backpack that I have at the top of the course. Each person’s medicine bundle is different and sacred and not to be spoken of. I have some goodies in my bundle. And my power stone is a quartz crystal that I love and wear almost every day.
My desire to be a physician had a lot to do with that sense of medicine as a ministry of healing, not just a science. And not even just a science and an art, but also a calling, also a ministry.
We are finally entering an exciting time in medicine where we have the technology to custom-tailor treatment and preventive protocols just as we’d custom-tailor a suit or designer gown to one’s individual body. But it all begins with you. You have to know yourself in a manner that you’ve probably never done before.
David Agus
To those who have chosen the profession of medicine, a knowledge of chemistry, and of some branches of natural history, and, indeed, of several other departments of science, affords useful assistance.
With a Catholic mother and a Muslim father, I’ve always had a great interest in religion, but I’ve never practiced one myself. After I received a diagnosis of an aggressive form of leukemia at the age of 22, I put my faith in medicine.
It is my dream that Chinese medicine will help us conquer life-threatening diseases worldwide and that people across the globe will enjoy its benefits for health promotion.
Tu Youyou
But I do hope that medicine continues to improve and, in 10 years maybe, they’ll be able to fix my body better than they did for the poor guys who are crippled up from playing in the NFL in the ’60s and the ’70s.
There are many differences between medicine and teaching, but they have much in common. Both involve craft and personal expertise, learned through experience; but both can be informed by the experience of others.
The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.
Insurance companies want to make sure that you stay on your medicine.
Women have helped shape North Carolina in every discipline and industry, from manufacturing, medicine, and law to business, the arts, and sciences.
Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia have been profound ethical issues confronting doctors since the birth of Western medicine, more than 2,000 years ago.
To open the majority of peoples’ minds to something new is difficult. I always think that, as long as it’s funny underneath, then you can argue that a teaspoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.
Jason Gann
Medicine, the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its existence.
James Bryce
Business ethics has always had problems that are distinct from those of other professions, such as medicine, law, engineering, dentistry, or nursing.
When you think of things like medicine, people who have lost limbs now have a chance to have a limb replaced that is connected to the brain that they can actually control with their mind. That’s amazing.
In fact, blockchain has the potential to fundamentally change how we share information, buy and sell things, interact with government, prove our identity, and even verify the authenticity of everything – from the food we eat to the medicine we take to who we say we are.
In medicine as well as politics, one cannot permit the cure to be worse than the disease.
The way most doctors practice medicine right now isn’t working.
I was doing general medicine and during residency, I mo

I was doing general medicine and during residency, I moonlighted at a psychiatric hospital and became very interested in the medical care of psychiatric patients.
Medicine may be the lens through which I see the world, but since I think of medicine as ‘life +’, a place where life is exaggerated and seen at its most vital and poignant, I’ll be writing about life more than I will be writing about medicine.
We have plenty of young women coming into biology and medicine, but we don’t have enough coming into physics and engineering. It’s a really weird thing because, of course, all these subjects are completely neutral.
I was brought up to think a lot about food and have respect for it, both as medicine and something to eat and enjoy.
I don’t have a medicine cabinet.
The kind of doctor I want is one who when he’s not examining me is home studying medicine.
George S. Kaufman
One of my favorite things about traveling is experimenting with different workouts in different gyms. If I can’t get to a Gold’s Gym, and I’m stuck in a small hotel gym, and it’s only got a medicine ball and a treadmill, how am I going to make sure I get a decent workout from this environment? I love that challenge.
Buddy Murphy
Medicine, which I wouldn’t be without, has also been a force for… less good. For example, if you look at our mishandling of the immune system, using antibiotics in children and avoiding infection, we’ve certainly increased the risk of asthma.
I don’t believe that you should punish the people of Iraq because you don’t like their leader. Saddam Hussein is not being punished. He’s fat, and he is eating enough food and living in palaces. But his people are punished by denying them food and medicine.
I’m very honored and pleased to receive the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.
Absolutely everything undergoes evolvement – whether it’s technology, journalism, the NFL, medicine.
One of the major lessons in all of biochemistry, cell biology and molecular medicine is that when proteins operate at the sub cellular level, they behave in a certain way as if they’re mechanical machinery.
James Rothman
Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console.
I didn’t invent forensic science and medicine. I just was one of the first people to recognize how interesting it is.
Do I need to know about medicine to solve the health problem in Brazil? Do I need to know about agriculture to advance the agribusiness?
We believe that unilateral sanctions violate international law, in fact. They violate free trade. They violate human growth and development, human development, and that when you actually sanction a bank of a country, the meaning of it is quite clear. You’re sanctioning medicine for the people.
The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine.
My father was a research scientist in tropical medicine, so I always assumed I would be a scientist, too. I felt that medicine was too vague and inexact, so I chose physics.
I started the nuclear medicine laboratory at UW Hospitals in 1959 and trained radiology residents in the field. It was 1965 before they found a trained MD (doctor) to take over my role.
John Cameron
It is not unusual for children to follow the paths cut by their parents. You frequently see the children of doctors enter medicine, military members’ children enlist. In my family, we witnessed different forms of public and community service.
Luck does play a huge role in whatever field you’re practicing, whether that’s medicine, acting, singing; but the way you make luck work for you is you constantly put yourself in a position to get lucky.
Surgical Anatomy is, to the student of medicine and surgery, the most essential branch of anatomical science, having reference more especially to an accurate knowledge of the more important regions, and consisting in the application of anatomy generally to the practice of surgery.
Henry Gray
I’m a champion for personal differences. I have no sympathy for drug companies that can’t figure out how to make personalized medicine. We could generalize that to ‘All society should be much more personalized.’
I’m a two-time breast cancer survivor who lives with pre-existing conditions every day, and I know the uncertainty people face if they can’t get their medicine.
I’m human, we all are – all doctors are – and grieving is a natural part of medicine. As a doctor, grieving is a natural part of medicine. If you deny that, again, you’d get into this trap of curing and victory. I think grief is very important.
This career is a relentless hustle because Hollywood is crowded with too many smart, talented people pursuing the same dream and the same pool of entertainment investment dollars. And unlike in law or medicine, there are no college degrees required – no barriers to entry.
I used to model while I was studying medicine.
The advent of AIDS circa 1980 has really forced medicine and biology to take enormous steps just for sheer survival. The same way war propels hard technology, AIDS has created wartime conditions in the field of biology that will have all sorts of spin-offs.
A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation… is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run.
It is possible in medicine, even when you intend to do good, to do harm instead. That is why science thrives on actively encouraging criticism rather than stifling it.
Earth heals me better than any medicine.
It took a catastrophe of socialized medicine to wake a

It took a catastrophe of socialized medicine to wake a lot of people up because it affects every single person in America, either directly or indirectly. That’s when you get people’s attention – when it directly affects them.
Every day you use dozens of products that have strong chemicals in them, but remember, the only difference between poison and medicine is dosage.
Aubrey McClendon
Why is it we never get our bad medicine in small doses?
Edmund H. North
The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet, and the cause and prevention of disease.
My dad was good friends with the Bad Medicine Blues Band – one of the only blues bands in Fargo, as you can imagine! He took me out to see them play when I was 12 years old and I was really inspired by their guitar player, Ted Larsen.
Jonny Lang
I am not really sure how I got interested in medicine.
Debi Thomas
Patience is the best medicine.
John Florio
I wanted to be a neurologist. That seemed to be the most difficult, most intriguing, and the most important aspect of medicine, which had links with psychology, aggression, behavior, and human affairs.
The last thing you ever want to do is extend the period of frailty and disability and make people unhealthy for a longer time period. So lifespan extension in and of itself should not be the goal of medicine, nor should it be the goal of public health, nor should it be the goal of aging science.
All medicine is gradations and differences and nuances. And there’s such a thing as natural recovery: people spontaneously get better. It happens.
I always thought when I left medicine it would just be a one-year timeout and I’d go back, but that’s now turned into many more.
Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. And a sense of humor. It’s like medicine – very healing.
Max Irons
My father used to administer herbal medicine for free. But I can’t give drugs for free. So the next best thing is to give it at as low a price as possible.
Kallam Anji Reddy
Artemisinin… is a true gift from old Chinese medicine. But this is not the only instance in which the wisdom of Chinese medicine has borne fruit.
Tu Youyou
It’s time to bring tough medicine to Washington. No longer will policy be set by K Street, it will be dictated by Main Street.
I had the privilege of practicing medicine in the early ’60s, before we had any government. It worked rather well, and there was nobody on the street suffering with no medical care.
I’m the daughter of two Indian immigrant doctors, and I have an older sister and younger brother, and none of us have pursued medicine as a career. We’re all over the artistic side of things.
Aarti Mann
I think that we’re beginning to globalize medicine now. You have to take Eastern approaches and bring them to the West, and share West with the East.
The history is important because science is a discipline deeply immersed in history. In other words, every time you perform an experiment in science or in medicine, what you’re actually doing is you’re answering someone, answering a question raised by someone in the past.
Exercise is the best preventative medicine there is.
I’m thankful for the incredible advances in medicine that have taken place during my lifetime. I almost certainly wouldn’t still be here if it weren’t for them.
I think the extreme complexity of medicine has become more than an individual clinician can handle. But not more than teams of clinicians can handle.
Fortunately, most religious people accept medicine as a gift from God and reap the benefits of both realms.
Caroline Fraser
Making personalized medicine a reality will require a strong partnership between 23andMe and the physician and medical communities.
Google the name Prometheus, and see how often it has been given to innovations in many different fields, notably science, medicine and space exploration. The fire he stole can be seen, too, as the spark generating all artistic creativity.
For generations of Hong Kongers, the only means of upward mobility and the only way to meaningfully contribute to society have been to obtain a respectable university degree (preferably in business administration) and a professional accreditation (in finance, accounting, law or medicine).
Millions of Americans and businesses rely on the Postal Service to deliver our medicine, ballots, and retail goods – securely and on time. The Postal Service deserves our full support.
I’ve been known to do lunges down hotel hallways. I also like to use the ice bucket in the hotel room as a medicine ball.
Laughter is the best medicine – unless you’re diabetic, then insulin comes pretty high on the list.
Superstition‘s not for me. And I’m not much for medicine either. I know my mind and my body better than anyone else.
Henry Allingham
I was working for the BJP even when I was practising medicine.
I believe for some high-technology medicine, like trans

I believe for some high-technology medicine, like transplants and kidney dialysis, age should be a consideration in the delivery of that technology. In a world of limited resources, we have a larger duty to a 10-year-old than to a 90-year-old.
Pythagoras said that medicine is the most godlike of arts. But if the most godlike, it should tend to the soul as well as the body, or else a living thing must be unhealthy, being diseased in its higher part.
Our society finds truth too strong a medicine to digest undiluted. In its purest form, truth is not a polite tap on the shoulder. It is a howling reproach.
Ted Koppel
To those who say: ‘Why pay for a gym when the outdoors is free?’ I say this. In nature, there are no medicine balls. You can lie on an outsized gourd doing sit-ups, but in reality, outsized gourds are hard to come by unless you live in a farmers‘ market.
Psychology is much bigger than just medicine, or fixing unhealthy things. It’s about education, work, marriage – it’s even about sports. What I want to do is see psychologists working to help people build strengths in all these domains.
IVF is very commercial. The people doing it are among the best-paid in medicine: they charge a lot per treatment and it’s not in their interest to make it more effective. Having people fail means that they come back again.
Society and medicine treat us all as members of populations, whereas as individuals we are all unique, and population statistics do not apply.
I earned a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from the Stanford University School of Medicine in 2009.
Christine Blasey Ford
When I was in my 20s, and even though I was studying medicine, I didn’t ever really think that my body would fail. Now I’m in my 40s, I have to face a different reality – I, like everyone else, am slowly falling apart.