Among the remedies which it has pleased Almighty God to give to man to relieve his sufferings, none is so universal and so efficacious as opium.
The art of medicine was to be properly learned only from its practice and its exercise.
I watched what method Nature might take, with intention of subduing the symptom by treading in her footsteps.
It is my nature to thin where others read.
The generality have considered that disease is but a confused and disordered effort in Nature, thrown down from her proper state, and defending herself in vain.
We may ascertain the worth of the human race, since for its sake God's Only-begotten Son became man, and thereby ennobled the nature that he took upon him.
In writing the history of a disease, every philosophical hypothesis whatsoever, that has previously occupied the mind of the author, should lie in abeyance.
A man is as old as his arteries.
For humble individuals like myself, there is one poor comfort, which is this, viz. that gout, unlike any other disease, kills more rich men than poor, more wise men than simple.
The arrival of a good clown exercises a more beneficial influence upon the health of a town than of twenty asses laden with drugs.
Nothing in medicine is so insignificant as to merit attention.
Lastly, he must remember that he himself hath no exemption from the common lot, but that he is bound by the same laws of mortality, and liable to the same ailments and afflictions with his fellows.