Knowledge is a process of piling up facts wisdom lies in their simplification.
Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them.
Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.
Diagnosis is not the end, but the beginning of practice.
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.
Don't despise empiric truth. Lots of things work in practice for which the laboratory has never found proof.
The practice of medicine is a thinker's art the practice of surgery a plumber's.
Here's good advice for practice: go into partnership with nature; she does more than half the work and asks none of the fee.
Research has been called good business, a necessity, a gamble, a game. It is none of these - it's a state of mind.
First need in the reform of hospital management? That's easy! The death of all dietitians, and the resurrection of a French chef.
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.
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.
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.
Facts are not science - as the dictionary is not literature.
In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding equals ten dollars' worth of medical science.