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Vaccination is the medical sacrament corresponding to baptism.

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

Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.

Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) Russian author.

He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) British poet, critic, and philosopher.

The doctor learns that if he gets ahead of the superstitions of his patients he is a ruined man; and the result is that he instinctively takes care not to get ahead of them.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

Every doctor will allow a colleague to decimate a whole countryside sooner than violate the bond of professional etiquette by giving him away.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.


There are worse occupations in this world than feeling a woman's pulse.

Laurence Sterne (1713-1768) British writer.

The only medicine that does women more good than harm is dress.

Jean Paul (1763-1825) German novelist and humorist.

Temperance and labor are the two real physicians of man.

Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Swiss political philosopher and essayist.

It is medicine, not scenery, for which a sick man must go searching.

Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.

The difference between an itch and an allergy is about one hundred bucks.

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