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    • [Medicine is] a collection of uncertain prescriptions the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.
    • Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them.
    • One has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience.
    • One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.
      Aphorisms from his Bedside Teachings (1961) p. 105, by Sir William Osler
    • The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.
      In H. Cushing, Life of Sir William Osler (1925), by Sir William Osler
    • Let's not kid ourselves. Whatever we diagnose, most patients, if they don't die, get well by themselves. Our job is mainly to try to make them feel better; do no harm.
      Northern Exposure, Wake Up Call, 1992, by Andrew Schneider
    • Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.
      The Second Sin (1973) "Science and Scientism", by Thomas Szasz
    • The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
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