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The teacher's life should have three periods, study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on…
The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.
Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.
The future is today.
It is much simpler to buy books than to read them and easier to read them than to absorb their contents.
The young physician starts life with 20 drugs for each disease, and the old physician ends life with one drug for 20 diseases.
There is no disease more conducive to clinical humility than aneurysm of the aorta.
Variability is the law of life, and as no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike, and no two individuals react…
The natural man has only two primal passions, to get and to beget.
In seeking absolute truth we aim at the unattainable and must be content with broken portions.
What is the student but a lover courting a fickle mistress who ever eludes his grasp?
The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.
The teacher’s life should have three periods, study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on…
Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought.
The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an…
No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher.
To study the phenomena of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea, while to study books without patients is not to go to…
The first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.
The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today’s work superbly well.
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