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In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding
by Martin H. Fischer

In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding
equals ten dollars' worth of medical science.
- Martin H. Fischer

Related topics: Medical

None of the great discoveries was made by a 'specialist' or a 'researcher'.
- Martin H. Fischer

There is only one reason why men become addicted to drugs -
they are weak men.
Only strong men are cured, and they cure themselves.
- Martin H. Fischer

Whenever ideas fail, men invent words.
- Martin H. Fischer

 

In diagnosis think of the easy first.
- Martin H. Fischer

Here's good advice for practice: go into partnership with nature;
she does more than half the work and asks none of the fee.
- Martin H. Fischer

We humans are the greatest of earth's parasites.
- Martin H. Fischer

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A doctor must work eighteen hours a day and seven days a week.
If you cannot console yourself to this,
get out of the profession.
- Martin H. Fischer

The great doctors all got their education off dirt pavements and poverty -
not marble floors and foundations.
- Martin H. Fischer

Don't despise empiric truth.
Lots of things work in practice for which the laboratory has never found proof.
- Martin H. Fischer

First need in the reform of hospital management? That's easy!
The death of all dietitians, and the resurrection of a French chef.
- Martin H. Fischer

When a man lacks mental balance in pneumonia he is said to be delirious.
When he lacks mental balance without the pneumonia,
he is pronounced insane by all smart doctors.
- Martin H. Fischer

Facts are not science - as the dictionary is not literature.
- Martin H. Fischer

Research has been called good business,
a necessity, a gamble, a game.
It is none of these - it's a state of mind.
- Martin H. Fischer

A man who cannot work without his hypodermic needle is a poor doctor.
The amount of narcotic you use is inversely proportional to your skill.
- Martin H. Fischer

A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil,
the exceptions.
- Martin H. Fischer

I find that most men would rather have their bellies
opened for five hundred dollars than have a tooth pulled for five.
- Martin H. Fischer

Diagnosis is not the end, but the beginning of practice.
- Martin H. Fischer

You must learn to talk clearly.
The jargon of scientific terminology which rolls off
your tongues is mental garbage.
- Martin H. Fischer

Don't confuse hypothesis and theory.
The former is a possible explanation;
the latter,
the correct one.
The establishment of theory is the very purpose of science.
- Martin H. Fischer

The practice of medicine is a thinker's art the practice of surgery a plumber's.
- Martin H. Fischer

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

Praying is important when you wake up
at two o'clock in the morning
feeling sick from eating something dumb the day before.
- Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

Jesus preached more and taught more
about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry
than he did about heaven and hell.
Shouldn't that tell us something?
- John Grisham

The physician's highest calling, his only calling,
is to make sick people healthy - to heal,
as it is termed.
- Samuel Hahnemann

For me, the most powerful expressions of true Christianity
in this material world are an unconditional love of all humans,
and an uncompromising commitment to caring for all
who are sick, infirm, or troubled -
as expressed in the biblical story of the Good Samaritan.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Get well cards have become so humorous that if you
don't get sick you're missing half the fun.
- Flip Wilson

Health food makes me sick.
- Calvin Trillin

When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.
- George Burns

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

Love is staying up all night with a sick child -
or a healthy adult.
- David Frost

'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes.
- Henry David Thoreau

I will not eat oysters.
I want my food dead.
Not sick.
Not wounded.
Dead.
- Woody Allen

Film lovers are sick people.
- Francois Truffaut

No one can feel as helpless as the owner of a sick goldfish.
- Kin Hubbard

No matter how love-sick a woman is, she shouldn't take
the first pill that comes along.
- Joyce Brothers

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.
- Ivan Illich

If I had my way everyone would have a psychiatrist.
When the brain is sick and you must throw up,
you do it by being purged in a psychiatrist's office.
- Hedy Lamarr

Any time I got in emotional turmoil,
I felt sick all the time,
like at any minute I would die.
- Skeet Ulrich

I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.
- Fannie Lou Hamer

Let's face it, in America today we don't have a health care system,
we have a sick care system.
- Tom Harkin

Like many alcoholics, I was a staggering woman in a chic apartment,
sick and utterly disgusting.
- Mercedes McCambridge

Many South African tribes used extracts from the African
bush willow to heal the sick.
- Bob Pettit

I set myself 600 words a day as a minimum output,
regardless of the weather, my state of mind or if I'm sick or well.
There must be 600 finished words-not almost right words.
- Arthur Hailey

A Hospital is no place to be sick.
- Samuel Goldwyn

The only reality is our society, and I mean this seriously,
Western Society is a very sick society.
- Rob Walton

I'm sick of just liking people.
I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect.
- J. D. Salinger

What does good in bed mean to me? When I'm sick and
I stay home from school propped up with lots of pillows
watching TV and my mom brings me soup -
that's good in bed.
- Brooke Shields

There are some who praise a man free from disease;
to me no man who is poor seems free from disease but to be constantly sick.
- Sophocles

We set up the promised clinic for the sick and wounded Masai.
- Louis Leakey

I think I could go away tomorrow.
I've already accomplished something.
It's such a selfish business that sometimes I get sick of myself.
- Jim Carrey

The world is sick of big IT things that don't work.
- Tony Scott

There are some sick people in this world.
- Phil McGraw

I came up in a family oriented towards the sick,
so I always felt an obligation for doing something.
- Eddie Bernice Johnson

If any organism fails to fulfill its potentialities,
it becomes sick.
- William James

The American public is sick and tired of being lied to.
- Patrick Leahy

I'm sick of the treadmill.
- Andrea Martin

You don't have to be a wreck.
You don't have to be sick.
One's aim in life should be to die in good health.
Just like a candle that burns out.
- Jeanne Moreau

It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the
very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm.
- Florence Nightingale

Each of us knows that we have an obligation to care for the old,
the young and the sick.
We stand strongest when we stand with the weakest among us.
- Sarah Palin

Politics makes me sick.
- William Howard Taft

I have to say.
I kind of love all that stuff - those physical challenges.
I guess there will come a time when I'll get sick of it but at this stage,
I just like it all.
- Richard Roxburgh

We toured that record for a year, which turned out
to be the culmination of ten years of being constantly on the road.
We were sick to death of touring.
- Michael Stipe

If a farmer calls me to a sick animal,
he couldn't care less if I were George Bernard Shaw.
- James Herriot

I never subscribe to the stay-at-home policy.
I'm not sick of the road or sick of eating in good
restaurants around the country.
I like to travel.
- Levon Helm

Even when I'm sick and depressed, I love life.
- Arthur Rubinstein

People are really sick of seeing the winner not win
and what the public thinks should happen.
- Nancy Kerrigan

The sick soon come to understand that they live in
a different world from that of the well and that the two cannot communicate.
- Jessamyn West

I have healed the sick by the power of the God.
I have spoken with the gift of tongues.
- Clayton Christensen

You're not sick you're just in love.
- Irving Berlin


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