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The doctor found, when she was dead, her last disorder mortal.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) Irish writer, poet, and physician.

He who lives by medical prescriptions lives miserably.


Quackery has no friend like gullibility.


I firmly believe that if the whole material medical could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be all the better for mankind, and all the worse for the sea.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) American author and poet.

To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) American politician.


Before undergoing a surgical operation, arrange your temporal affairs. You may live.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) American newspaperman and short-story writer.

The best medicine I know for rheumatism is to thank the Lord it ain't the gout.

Josh Billings (1815-1885) American humorist and lecturer.

The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find.

Denis Diderot (1713-1784) French philosopher.

What can't be cured must be endured.

Robert Burton (1577-1640) English scholar.

A skilful leech is better far, than half a hundred men of war.

Samuel Butler (1612-1680) British poet and satirist.