Best Quotes About Medicine

It is a most extraordinary thing, but I never read a patent medicine advertisement without being impelled to the conclusion that I am suffering from the particular disease therein dealt with in its most virulent form. -Jerome K. Jerome

Is advertising a profession, like law or medicine? How many new parents clutch their baby to their breast and declare, 'I want this child to grow up to be a media planner'? -Jef I. Richards

A cheerful frame of mind, reinforced by relaxation… is the medicine that puts all ghosts of fear on the run. -George Matthew Adams

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. -Voltaire

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. -Thomas Szasz

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. -Paul Dudley White

Just being a Negro doesn't qualify you to understand the race situation any more than being sick makes you an expert on medicine. -Dick Gregory

If we practiced medicine like we practice education, we'd look for the liver on the right side and left side in alternate years. -Alfred Kazin

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

The universal medicine for the Soul is the Supreme Reason and Absolute Justice; for the mind, mathematical and practical Truth; for the body, the Quintessence, a combination of light and gold. -Albert Pike

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

The medicine increases the disease. -Virgil

Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned. -George Balanchine

The classics are only primitive literature. They belong to the same class as primitive machinery and primitive music and primitive medicine. -Stephen Leacock

There are three subjects on which the knowledge of the medical profession in general is woefully weak; they are manners, morals, and medicine. -Gerald F. Lieberman

What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will. -Hippocrates

Modern medicine is a negation of health. It isn't organized to serve human health, but only itself, as an institution. It makes more people sick than it heals. -Ivan Illich

Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever. -Samuel Smiles

Psychiatric expert testimony: mendacity masquerading as medicine. -Thomas Szasz

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow. -Orison Swett Marden

The first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine. -William Osler

The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals. -William Osler

Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say. -W. H. Auden

Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console. -Charles Caleb Colton

No patent medicine was ever put to wider and more varied use than the Fourteenth Amendment. -William O. Douglas

America has the best doctors, the best nurses, the best hospitals, the best medical technology, the best medical breakthrough medicines in the world. There is absolutely no reason we should not have in this country the best health care in the world. -Bill Frist

No one should have to choose between medicine and other necessities. No one should have to use the emergency room every time a child gets sick. And no one should have to live in constant fear that a medical problem will become a financial crisis. -Brad Henry

New drugs and surgical techniques offer promise in the fight against cancer, Alzheimer's, tuberculosis, AIDS, and a host of other life-threatening diseases. Animal research has been, and continues to be, fundamental to advancements in medicine. -Daniel Akaka

We have finally started to notice that there is real curative value in local herbs and remedies. In fact, we are also becoming aware that there are little or no side effects to most natural remedies, and that they are often more effective than Western medicine. -Anne Wilson Schaef

The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Teach a man to read and write, and you have put into his hands the great keys of the wisdom box. But it is quite another thing to open the box. -Thomas Huxley

Make hunger thy sauce, as a medicine for health. -Thomas Tusser

I find the medicine worse than the malady. -John Fletcher

I was appalled at the amount of study necessary in order to qualify in medicine, and gradually my desire was blunted by a keener – and secret – wish to become an actor. -Conrad Veidt

Engineering, medicine, business, architecture and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent – not with how things are but with how they might be – in short, with design. -Herbert A. Simon

The very success of medicine in a material way may now threaten the soul of medicine. -Walter Martin

A merry heart doeth good like medicine. -King Solomon

Stem cell research can revolutionize medicine, more than anything since antibiotics. -Ron Reagan

My 80-year-old mother will not buy her heart medicine because it cost more than she can pay with social security. She is America. -Jack Bowman

By keeping my hand in that, it's the way I keep learning. The main way you learn in medicine is by practicing and working with patients. -Andrew Weil

The Incarnation is the medicine of the soul, undoing the Fall and bringing man to the Tree of Life, and the office of a priest is to administer this medicine in the sacraments. -Arthur Middleton

Poisons and medicine are oftentimes the same substance given with different intents. -Peter Latham

Common sense is in medicine the master workman. -Peter Latham

We slow the progress of science today for all sorts of ethical reasons. Biomedicine could advance much faster if we abolished our rules on human experimentation in clinical trials, as Nazi researchers did. -Paul Nitze

Being diabetic was not what I thought of as being normal, and I feared the stigma of having to take medicine and having people stick me with a needle. -Nell Carter

Music is the medicine of the mind. -John A. Logan

The mercy caravans are through there the medicine refugees flowing out. It makes the United States look very bad here. And much more like an occupation force than it did before. -Jon Lee Anderson

The physicians of one class feel the patients and go away, merely prescribing medicine. As they leave the room they simply ask the patient to take the medicine. They are the poorest class of physicians. -Ramakrishna

I'm by no means condemning prescription medicine for mental health. I've seen it save a lot of people's lives. -Zach Braff

In an area where nothing was known, medicine had to draw on social lore. -Virginia Johnson

I started the nuclear medicine laboratory at UW Hospitals in 1959 and trained radiology residents in the field. It was 1965 before they found a trained MD (doctor) to take over my role. -John Cameron

If someone is interested in medicine and also in physics and they like working with people and communicate well with others, I would strongly encourage them. -John Cameron

A transfer of money should never be involved in this profound situation. Although illness is profound, too, but medicine's a business today. It's a business. -Jack Kevorkian

I tell you, it's funny because the only time I think about HIV is when I have to take my medicine twice a day. -Magic Johnson

Therefore in medicine we ought to know the causes of sickness and health. -Avicenna

Working families need to know that we will work to protect their health needs, promote the development of safe, effective medicines, and guarantee patient rights. -Christopher Dodd

Initially I had intended to study medicine, but before going to University I had decided that I would be better suited to a career in which I could concentrate my activities and interests more on a single goal than appeared to be possible in my father's profession. -Frederick Sanger

This familiarity with a respected physician and my appreciation of his work, or the tragedy I experienced with the long, tormented agony and death of my mother might have influenced me in wanting to study medicine. It was not the case. -Albert Claude

That's the thing. in medicine, you're used to saying there's a problem within the person, and saying there's a problem within the culture, that's not a medical answer. Medicine has to look in one direction, so there's only one type of answer that they can find. -Chester Brown

To my father, business was the highest calling, but to my mother, medicine was the top profession. -William Standish Knowles

On the third stage is used for medicine, it is not known to the public. -Betty Hill

I probably worked every single entertainment medium, including some that don't exist. I worked the circus, carnival, I had my own medicine show, I worked 18 years of radio. -Al Lewis

I wanted to be a doctor in sports medicine; I was into sailing and all that sort of thing. -Christopher Atkins

Pharmaceuticals have become an increasingly important part of modern medicine, and our seniors shouldn't have to worry about whether they can afford the medicines they need to stay healthy and maintain their independence. -Mike Simpson

One of the biggest challenges to medicine is the incorporation of information technology in our practices. -Samuel Wilson

Let us not say that we will decide on a political basis at the national level that no State is competent to regulate the practice of medicine in that State if they decide to allow a doctor to prescribe marijuana, because that is what we are talking about. -Barney Frank

The regulation of medicine has been a State function. -Barney Frank

They told me I had been sick twelve days, lying like dead all the while, and that Whirlwind Chaser, who was Standing Bear's uncle and a medicine man, had brought me back to life. -Black Elk

There are apothecaries' shops, where prepared medicines, liquids, ointments, and plasters are sold; barbers' shops, where they wash and shave the head; and restaurateurs, that furnish food and drink at a certain price. -Hernan Cortes

Just the actual physical ability to hold four instruments simultaneously and do some of the things that Vivien was able to do is mind blowing to any surgeon. He never went to medical school and he became one of the great teachers of medicine himself, people are just amazed. -Mary Stuart Masterson

Sacrificing American soldiers or innocent civilians in an unprecedented preemptive attack on a separate sovereign nation may well prove itself a most temporary medicine. -Sean Penn

Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art. -Barry Commoner

We've had a long wrangle with the pharmaceutical industry about parallel imports, and what we were saying is we want to make medicines and drugs as affordable as a possible to what is largely a poor population. -Thabo Mbeki

We'd like to have immediate answers to all of our questions. I think medicine in particular. I found it frustrating as a physician sometimes to not be able to tell someone exactly why something was happening to them. There are still so many mysteries in medicine. -Laurel Clark

I wanted to be a neurologist. That seemed to be the most difficult, most intriguing, and the most important aspect of medicine, which had links with psychology, aggression, behavior, and human affairs. -Roger Bannister

I confidently affirm that the greater part of those who are supposed to have died of gout, have died of the medicine rather than the disease – a statement in which I am supported by observation. -Thomas Sydenham

The art of medicine was to be properly learned only from its practice and its exercise. -Thomas Sydenham

Nothing in medicine is so insignificant as to merit attention. -Thomas Sydenham

They were written on cheap blue notebooks bought by poor women. I'm interested in folk tales in the way that medicine and magic in women's stories are all kind of combined. -Alice Hoffman

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. -Luther Burbank

Although the Chinese had used opium as a medicine, there was no widespread addiction before the British arrived. -Robert Trout

Laughter is the best medicine – unless you're diabetic, then insulin comes pretty high on the list. -Jasper Carrott

My goal was to develop into an independent research scientist studying clinical problems at the laboratory bench, but I felt that postgraduate residency training in internal medicine was necessary. -Peter Agre

My latter schooldays and my university days were during the war, when science – physics, in particular – was a very important and glamorous subject. A lot of us felt that if we couldn't get into science, we might try engineering or medicine. -John Henry Carver

We strive for error-free medicine in a world that is sometimes all too human. -Michael C. Burgess

And it's sort of an old-fashioned ER, in that it's very much about the medicine, and how these people cope. There's very little about the personal lives of the characters. -Laura Innes

My doctor said, for want of a better word, now that we've got medicines out here that can help, let's put you on one of them and say we're treating MS. -Teri Garr

I think eventually they're going to find out that MS is like 10 different things. I have a neurological disease something like MS, and it's MS, so let's take medicine for it. -Teri Garr

I am not really sure how I got interested in medicine. -Debi Thomas

But if you're asking my opinion, I would argue that a social justice approach should be central to medicine and utilized to be central to public health. This could be very simple: the well should take care of the sick. -Paul Farmer

I critique market-based medicine not because I haven't seen its heights but because I've seen its depths. -Paul Farmer

The poorest parts of the world are by and large the places in which one can best view the worst of medicine and not because doctors in these countries have different ideas about what constitutes modern medicine. It's the system and its limitations that are to blame. -Paul Farmer

So from the housing standpoint, steady as you go, I think, would be the best medicine. -Franklin Raines

Developments in medical technology have long been confined to procedural or pharmaceutical advances, while neglecting a most basic and essential component of medicine: patient information management. -John Doolittle

Many have said of Alchemy, that it is for the making of gold and silver. For me such is not the aim, but to consider only what virtue and power may lie in medicines. -Paracelsus

This is alchemy, and this is the office of Vulcan; he is the apothecary and chemist of the medicine. -Paracelsus

There's a new science out called orthomolecular medicine. You correct the chemical imbalance with amino acids and vitamins and minerals that are naturally in the body. -Margot Kidder

My father wanted me to be a pharmacist like himself. He had been a doctor, but he no longer believed in medicine; so he became a pharmacist, but he believed in that hardly more. -Claude Chabrol

I have seen this happen in recent years with regard to pharmaceuticals and vaccines, where, working together, we are improving access to medicines and vaccines for infectious diseases in the poorest countries. -Gro Harlem Brundtland

The reality is that what you find out is that your head is the medicine. If your head is not in the right place and you don't think positively, all the medicine technology in the world is not going to work. -Herbie Mann

The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician. -William J. Mayo

Hopefully my music is medicine, some type of antidote for something or some kind of explanation or just to feel good. -Erykah Badu

To those who have chosen the profession of medicine, a knowledge of chemistry, and of some branches of natural history, and, indeed, of several other departments of science, affords useful assistance. -Charles Babbage

Our home had many books due principally to the educational interests of my sister and two brothers, all of whom where serious students engaged in professional studies; my sister became a doctor of medicine and my brothers became lawyers. -Frederick Reines

I began the study of medicine, impelled by a desire for knowledge of facts and of man. The resolution to do disciplined work tied me to both laboratory and clinic for a long time to come. -Karl Jaspers

Not at all, I wanted to go into medicine. I took science in college. But my dad was a Producer – Director in Kannada films, and someone saw me, and one thing led to another. -Soundarya

So I remember both medicine, because I frequently sick, particularly with asthma for which there was no proper treatment then, and in religion I had a strong sense of there being a patriarchy. -Thomas Keneally

In Hungary, acting is a career for which one fits himself as earnestly as one studies for a degree in medicine, law, or philosophy. -Bela Lugosi

A woman brought her child with an abscess in the lower part of the back, and offered as much corn as she could carry for some medicine; we administered to it of course very cheerfully. -Meriwether Lewis

Many students graduate from college and professional schools, including those of social work, nursing, medicine, teaching and law, with crushing debt burdens. -Jon Porter

The rich man's dog gets more in the way of vaccination, medicine and medical care than do the workers upon whom the rich man's wealth is built. -Samora Machel

Asthma research is a lot better and new medicines are always coming out to help young people. -Dominique Wilkins

As long as they are medicated the right way with the asthma medicine they won't have any problems. -Dominique Wilkins

I think I don't want to use drugs or medicine, so nothing. The only way is to go on stage and to hope. -Andrea Bocelli

I'm quite sure that all true professional artists, of every description, in all walks of life, whether their craft is painting, music, sculpture, medicine or anything, have one primary concern – mankind. -Chico Hamilton

I think for something like law or medicine you really have to love it and I didn't love it. -Matthew McGrory

And there are lots of drug companies that are working on cure or medicine. -Mort Kondracke

Now, what tends to happen is that the stories get hyped. And the medicines are not quite as revolutionary and as dramatic as they seem to be. But, certainly, various phases of this problem are being attacked by the pharmaceutical companies. -Mort Kondracke

Today we have big, crude instruments guided by intelligent surgeons, and we have little, stupid molecules of drugs that get dumped into the body, diffuse around and interfere with things as best they can. At present, medicine is unable to heal anything. -K. Eric Drexler

The other thing that happened was my last military assignment – this was in the air force; I had enlisted in order to avoid being drafted as a private, and of course I only practiced medicine or psychiatry in the air force so I was never in any kind of violent combat. -Robert Jay Lifton

I have written two medical novels. I have never studied medicine, never seen an operation. -Taylor Caldwell

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. -Lord Byron

Walking is man's best medicine. -Hippocrates

Patience is the best medicine. -John Florio

Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity. -Hippocrates

I wasn't driven into medicine by a social conscience but by rampant curiosity. -Jonathan Miller

One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine. -William Osler

The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa – slightly off balance. -Prince Charles

Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered. -B. R. Ambedkar

The kind of doctor I want is one who when he's not examining me is home studying medicine. -George S. Kaufman

If you want to get out of medicine the fullest enjoyment, be students all your lives. -David Riesman

Fashion is all about happiness. It's fun. It's important. But it's not medicine. -Donatella Versace

We know from our clinical experience in the practice of medicine that in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment, the individual and his background of heredity are just as important, if not more so, as the disease itself. -Paul Dudley White

There are, in truth, no specialties in medicine, since to know fully many of the most important diseases a man must be familiar with their manifestations in many organs. -William Osler

He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all. -William Osler

I find it greatly disturbing that the Bush administration has used political and religious ideologies to influence national policy on science and medicine. -Tammy Baldwin

It's time to let science and medicine, not politics and rhetoric, lead us to good, sound policy. -Eliot Spitzer

The involuntary character of psychiatric treatment is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself. -Kate Millett

A well chosen anthology is a complete dispensary of medicine for the more common mental disorders, and may be used as much for prevention as cure. -Robert Graves

Let me recommend the best medicine in the world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant country, in easy stages. -James Madison

The difficulty with becoming a patient is that as soon as you get horizontal, part of your being yearns, not for a doctor, but for a medicine man. -Shana Alexander

Sometimes your medicine bottle has on it, 'Shake well before using.' That is what God has to do with some of His people. He has to shake them well before they are ever usable. -Vance Havner

Our society finds truth too strong a medicine to digest undiluted. In its purest form, truth is not a polite tap on the shoulder. It is a howling reproach. -Ted Koppel

Why is it we never get our bad medicine in small doses? -Edmund H. North

Philosophy, like medicine, has plenty of drugs, few good remedies, and hardly any specific cures. -Nicolas Chamfort

God isn't compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make your choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness. -Aldous Huxley

The practice of medicine is a thinker's art the practice of surgery a plumber's. -Martin H. Fischer

If medicine was practiced in 1965 the way it's practiced today, there's no question that prescriptions would have been included in Medicare. -John Podesta

You know, I think the, the crucial thing, you know, we have put in place what is, is just simply the biggest, boldest recovery package in history, right; the stimulus package, biggest ever; the financial rescue, absolutely comprehensive; a housing plan – that is incredible medicine for the economy. And we fully expect it to work. -Christina Romer

Look, the, the – this country has not lived within its means for a very long time, and, and the truth is we're going to have to take our medicine. -Alexi Giannoulias

Economic medicine that was previously meted out by the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel. These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly bring on unwelcome after-effects. Their precise nature is anyone's guess, though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation. -Warren Buffett

In almost every profession – whether it's law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business – people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it. -Hillary Clinton

If we want to kill Obamacare and we want to end socialized medicine, it must be done in the next election! -Michele Bachmann

My sense is that we're ready for another industrial revolution in this country. The great minds and innovators of Silicon Valley would come through China and say, The pipeline is full of ideas – there's personalized medicine, biotechnology, new forms to power ourselves, clean energy, etc., etc. -Jon Huntsman, Jr.

Music really is our daily medicine. -Evelyn Glennie

I would put belly laughing at the top of my highlights list. They always say that laughter is the best medicine. -Carol Vorderman

This was our last stop. This was it. We had those two embryos that we had banked prior to learning about the breast cancer, and with the medicine she was on, this was our last effort. The prayers were answered. -Bill Rancic

For some Chicago expats, food is the medicine that blunts the pain of separation. -Mary Schmich

Recommending gastric bypass as a national solution for our diabetes epidemic is bad medicine and bad economics. -Mark Hyman

The way most doctors practice medicine right now isn't working. -Mark Hyman

There is huge merit in both Eastern and Western medicine, and I've taken a little bit from both. -Ann Romney

A balanced diet may be the best medicine. I was eating too much good eats. But people consider that part of your job, you know? Eat. And I do! -Alton Brown

I would have loved to have gone into diagnostic medicine. -Scarlett Johansson

I think that we're beginning to globalize medicine now. You have to take Eastern approaches and bring them to the West, and share West with the East. -Mehmet Oz

Most allopathic doctors think practitioners of alternative medicine are all quacks. They're not. Often they're sharp people who think differently about disease. -Mehmet Oz

We have to pay close attention to what we see, and be ready to work with the unexpected according to the basic principles of systems biology and medicine. -Mark Hyman

I didn't invent forensic science and medicine. I just was one of the first people to recognize how interesting it is. -Patricia Cornwell

I don't drink any coffee or take any drugs and I don't smoke cigarettes and I don't eat sugar and I don't take any medicine at all. I eat a lot of fish, vegetables, and I stay away from starches. -Vincent Gallo

I had the privilege of practicing medicine in the early '60s, before we had any government. It worked rather well, and there was nobody on the street suffering with no medical care. -Ron Paul

For years I felt that I didn't have enough stamina and then, four years ago, I felt like I was not getting enough air but I was diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma. The medicine for asthma never worked. -Venus Williams

Being part of a team helped me so much. I know the fact that there was a man in the room with me all those years made the medicine go down. I had made the companies money. I didn't have to start, like a lot of women, from ground zero. My path was not the same as a woman starting out by herself. -Nancy Meyers

Entertainment has to come hand in hand with a little bit of medicine. -David Fincher

I'm thankful for the incredible advances in medicine that have taken place during my lifetime. I almost certainly wouldn't still be here if it weren't for them. -Billy Graham

Preventive medicine isn't part of a physician's everyday routine, which is spent dispensing drugs and performing surgery. -Deepak Chopra

Modern medicine, for all its advances, knows less than 10 percent of what your body knows instinctively. -Deepak Chopra

'Psychotherapy' is a private, confidential conversation that has nothing to do with illness, medicine, or healing. -Thomas Szasz

Is it really that important? It's just television, for God's sake. It's not medicine or something. -Craig Ferguson

When you flop, that's just another message that you don't know how to play me. Stand up and take your medicine like a man. -Shaquille O'Neal

The media are obsessed with spin doctors and with portraying them as a bad thing, yet seem addicted to our medicine. -Alastair Campbell

I understand what it's like to go to hospitals and there's no medicine, and the best thing you have to give the patients is compassion. -Sharon Stone

If not for the success that medicine has made, I might be part of a much different story right now. -Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

I don't believe in technological determinism, especially not in biology and medicine. We have strong laws to keep doctors from monkeying around with humans that will remain in place. It's simply not true that everything that is technologically possible gets done. -Freeman Dyson

Medical knowledge and technical savvy are biodegradable. The sort of medicine that was practiced in Boston or New York or Atlanta fifty years ago would be as strange to a medical student or intern today as the ceremonial dance of a !Kung San tribe would seem to a rock festival audience in Hackensack. -Lewis Thomas

The dilemma of modern medicine, and the underlying central flaw in medical education and, most of all, in the training of interns, is the irresistible drive to do something, anything. It is expected by patients and too often agreed to by their doctors, in the face of ignorance. -Lewis Thomas

Business ethics has always had problems that are distinct from those of other professions, such as medicine, law, engineering, dentistry, or nursing. -Peter Singer

In the brute physical world, and the one encompassed by medicine, there are all too many things that could kill you, don't kill you, and then leave you considerably weaker. -Christopher Hitchens

I don't expect to get yesterday's medicine. If I can help it, I'd like to get tomorrow's medicine. -Elizabeth Edwards

My job is to stay alive until the medicine and research catch up. -Elizabeth Edwards

My mother's a psychologist, my stepfather's a psychologist, my stepmother is a therapist and my dad's a lawyer. So it was all prominent in my life. I don't know anyone who doesn't know someone on some form of prescription medicine. -Zach Braff

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. -Hippocrates

Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine. -Macklemore

I had a baby with no pain medicine, mainly because most people I talked to didn't think I'd be able to do it. So there! -Busy Philipps

I've worked with Morris Animal Foundation for more than 40 years now, and I'm so proud of all they've done to advance veterinary medicine for animals worldwide. -Betty White

I don't eat wheat and am into alternative medicines and treatment. -Arizona Muse

I wasn't sued out of medicine, I wasn't arbitrated out of the profession. -Ken Jeong

Well, I've seen a bunch of acupuncturists and one of my sister-in-laws is an herbalist. So I know a lot about alternative medicine. I don't know a lot about the practice but I know about the world. -Tim Daly

Eastern medicine is not about curing your sickness. It's about keeping you well. -Tim Daly

I try to live holistically and avoid conventional medicine. -Pamela Sue Martin

To open the majority of peoples' minds to something new is difficult. I always think that, as long as it's funny underneath, then you can argue that a teaspoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. -Jason Gann

A permanent base on Mars would have a number of advantages beyond being a bonanza for planetary science and geology. If, as some evidence suggests, exotic micro-organisms have arisen independently of terrestrial life, studying them could revolutionise biology, medicine and biotechnology. -Paul Davies

Today, I marvel at the vegan foods in the supermarket, at the cruelty-free clothing choices in stores, and at the fantastic alternatives to dissection in schools, the modern ways to test medicines without killing rabbits and beagles, the many forms of entertainment involving purely human performers. -Ingrid Newkirk

Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. And a sense of humor. It's like medicine – very healing. -Max Irons

For many people, managing pain involves using prescription medicine in combination with complementary techniques like physical therapy, acupuncture, yoga and massage. I appreciate this because I truly believe medical care should address the person as a whole – their mind, body, and spirit. -Naomi Judd

Practicing medicine is not only my vocation, it gives me an opportunity to continue to be in direct contact with people, to see them and hear their needs. -Tabare Vazquez

To me, politics is an extension of what I do in medicine. -Tabare Vazquez

Professionalism in medicine has given us medial miracles for the affluent but hospitals that will charge $35 for aspirin. -Bill James

Looking down the road, space exploration and the benefits it yields – in medicine and information technology – should not be overlooked. -Bob Barr

For a while I thought about studying medicine at school and becoming a doctor because I've always been interested in psychology and how people's minds operate. But I'm able to explore some of that as an actor and ultimately I think it seems more interesting. -Rumer Willis

I am not against all forms of high-tech medicine. Drugs and surgeries have a secure place in the treatment of serious health conditions. But modern American medicine treats almost every health condition as if it were an emergency. -Andrew Weil

I'm not against high-tech medicine. It has a secure place in the diagnosis and treatment of serious disease. -Andrew Weil

Technology has a shadow side. It accounts for real progress in medicine, but has also hurt it in many ways, making it more impersonal, expensive and dangerous. The false belief that a safety net of sophisticated drugs and machines stretches below us, permitting risky or lazy lifestyle choices, has undermined our spirit of self-reliance. -Andrew Weil

Whenever I write about mental health and integrative therapies, I am accused of being prejudiced against pharmaceuticals. So let me be clear – integrative medicine is the judicious application of both conventional and evidence-based natural therapies. -Andrew Weil

For a good workout, I go to At One Fitness in North Hollywood, where my trainer, Jon Allsop, puts me through it all. I like it because it's a small gym and I've known the people for a long time. Jon will have me do cross-training where I'll lift weights, jump rope, throw around a medicine ball and I never get to stop. -Tim DeKay

I wish I had never got manic depression. When I was in junior high, I didn't know what was the matter with me. It was as if I'd died or something. Now that I go to a clinic and get the right kind of medicine, I am not as depressed as I used to be. -Daniel Johnston

IVF is very commercial. The people doing it are among the best-paid in medicine: they charge a lot per treatment and it's not in their interest to make it more effective. Having people fail means that they come back again. -Robert Winston

Ethics is not routinely taught to science students except in medicine, and I think it should be. -Robert Winston

Some experts say we are moving back to the pre-antibiotic era. No. This will be a post-antibiotic era. In terms of new replacement antibiotics, the pipeline is virtually dry. A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, an end to modern medicine as we know it. Things as common as strep throat or a child's scratched knee could once again kill. -Margaret Chan

The number of people with HIV receiving Medicare benefits has grown over time, reflecting growth in the size of the of the HIV positive population in the U.S. but also an increased lifespan for people with HIV due to antiretroviral medicines and other treatment advances. -David Mixner

Positive characterizations are complex characterizations. That's all we need to know. They shouldn't be saccharine. They shouldn't feel like medicine. -Ava DuVernay

I'm the daughter of two Indian immigrant doctors, and I have an older sister and younger brother, and none of us have pursued medicine as a career. We're all over the artistic side of things. -Aarti Mann

Sometimes novels are considered 'important' in the way medicine is – they taste terrible and are difficult to get down your throat, but are good for you. -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The best novels are those that are important without being like medicine; they have something to say, are expansive and intelligent but never forget to be entertaining and to have character and emotion at their centre. -Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

When I use the word 'healing,' by that I mean that every disease has a physical element that we're very good at handling, but there's always a sense of the violation. 'Why me?' 'Why is my leg broken on the ski trip and not anyone else's?' And I think that medicine has done a terrible job of addressing that spiritual violation. -Abraham Verghese

I think we learn from medicine everywhere that it is, at its heart, a human endeavor, requiring good science but also a limitless curiosity and interest in your fellow human being, and that the physician-patient relationship is key; all else follows from it. -Abraham Verghese

I think legislation needs to put an end to doctors profiting on businesses to which they can funnel patients – that is business, not medicine. If you try to call it medicine, then it is corruption. Without legislation, it will keep happening. -Abraham Verghese

Medicine may be the lens through which I see the world, but since I think of medicine as 'life +', a place where life is exaggerated and seen at its most vital and poignant, I'll be writing about life more than I will be writing about medicine. -Abraham Verghese

We have the sense that medical students come to medicine with a great capacity to understand the suffering of patients. And then by the end of the third year they completely lose that ability, partly because we teach them the specialized language of medicine. -Abraham Verghese

My desire to be a physician had a lot to do with that sense of medicine as a ministry of healing, not just a science. And not even just a science and an art, but also a calling, also a ministry. -Abraham Verghese

I write by stealing time. The hours in the day have never felt as if they belonged to me. The greatest number has belonged to my day job as a physician and professor of medicine – eight to 12 hours, and even more in the early days. -Abraham Verghese

Medicine, you see, is my first love; whether I write fiction or nonfiction, and even when it has nothing to do with medicine, it's still about medicine. After all, what is medicine but life plus? So I write about life. -Abraham Verghese

In writing, as in medicine, there are no short cuts. You need stamina. -Abraham Verghese

Lipitor is one of the most researched medicines. I'm glad I take Lipitor, as a doctor, and a dad. -Robert Jarvik

As spokesman for Lipitor, I have been an advocate of preventive medicine in addition to my work with the Jarvik 2000 Heart, which has rescued people from death and sustained a patient with a normal, mobile lifestyle for seven and a half years – the longest in the world. -Robert Jarvik

I do not practice clinical medicine and hence do not treat individual patients. My career is in medical science. -Robert Jarvik

For people who don't know me, I practiced medicine in Casper, Wyoming for 25 years as an orthopedic surgeon, taking care of families in Wyoming. I've been chief of staff of the largest hospital in our state. My wife is a breast cancer survivor. -John Barrasso

For 25 years practicing medicine, I never asked anybody if they were a Republican or a Democratic or an independent and asked if they had insurance or not. I took care of everybody. -John Barrasso

I've always been interested in medicine and was pleased when my brother became a doctor. But after thinking seriously about that field, I realized that what intrigued me was not the science, not the chemistry or biology of medicine, but the narrative – the story of each patient, each illness. -Lois Lowry

I told Mother of my decision to study medicine. She encouraged me to speak to Father… I began in a roundabout way… He listened, looking at me with that serious and penetrating gaze of his that caused me such trepidation, and asked whether I knew what I wanted to do. -Rita Levi-Montalcini

Conservatives are telling elected leaders that expansion of Medicaid comes at a moral – or more overtly, a political – price. At what price are they willing to go back on years of proclaiming 'socialized medicine' as the slippery slope to 'rationing of health care,' 'death panels' and other claims far too gruesome to mention in polite company? -Ronnie Musgrove

Cultures have long heard wisdom in non-human voices: Apollo, god of music, medicine and knowledge, came to Delphi in the form of a dolphin. But dolphins, which fill the oceans with blipping and chirping, and whales, which mew and caw in ultramarine jazz – a true rhapsody in blue – are hunted to the edge of silence. -Jay Griffiths

The silencing of the rainforests is a double deforestation, not only of trees but a deforestation of the mind's music, medicine and knowledge. -Jay Griffiths

Food is really and truly the most effective medicine. -Joel Fuhrman

I will say that there is an inordinate amount of medicine in my novels, especially the first one. There are a lot of medical things that happen. A hip fracture, three different kinds of lung cancer, pneumonia, blood poisoning, and so on. -Khaled Hosseini

I don't ever believe in violence as a kind of medicine. -Maggie Nelson

I see poetry as spiritual medicine. -Mahmoud Darwish

You see that the people who are drawn to alternative medicine are often fairly healthy and they go to alternative medicine for what I call the 'symptoms of life.' Fatigue, joint pains, inability to concentrate, perhaps, the kinds of things that anyone over twenty-five gets at some point. -Marcia Angell

There's a certain libertarian right-wing view that there should be no FDA, that people can decide for themselves whether medicines are safe and effective. That's nonsense. Most people don't have the expertise or the resources to mount a proper study to find out whether a treatment is safe or effective. -Marcia Angell

Alternative medicine plays into this exaggerated notion that you can prevent disease simply by doing the right thing. -Marcia Angell

I think the extreme complexity of medicine has become more than an individual clinician can handle. But not more than teams of clinicians can handle. -Atul Gawande

Our great struggle in medicine these days is not just with ignorance and uncertainty. It's also with complexity: how much you have to make sure you have in your head and think about. There are a thousand ways things can go wrong. -Atul Gawande

I think we are faced in medicine with the reality that we have to be willing to talk about our failures and think hard about them, even despite the malpractice system. I mean, there are things that we can do to make that system better. -Atul Gawande

Expertise is the mantra of modern medicine. -Atul Gawande

Most people are squeamish about saying how much they earn, but in medicine the situation seems especially fraught. Doctors aren't supposed to be in it for the money, and the more concerned a doctor seems to be about making money the more suspicious people become about the care being provided. -Atul Gawande

Women enjoyed rights in Egypt they would not again enjoy for more than 2,000 years. They owned ships, ran vineyards, filed lawsuits, practiced medicine. Their husbands supported them after divorce. Their power was unprecedented. -Stacy Schiff

For 30 years I've been schooled in everything from government, and economics, to medicine and international relations. But don't be impressed. Someone once said being a general assignment reporter simply means you are equally ignorant about most everything. In other words, I know a little about a lot. -Lester Holt

Entrepreneurs have the flexibility and the ability to do things that large companies simply cannot. Could a large company pull off a trick like Amyris, going from anti-malaria medicine to next-generation fuel? -Vinod Khosla

I've been known to do lunges down hotel hallways. I also like to use the ice bucket in the hotel room as a medicine ball. -Amy Jo Martin

The track record of economists in predicting events is monstrously bad. It is beyond simplification; it is like medieval medicine. -Nassim Nicholas Taleb

The birth of the baby Jesus stands as the most significant event in all history, because it has meant the pouring into a sick world the healing medicine of love which has transformed all manner of hearts for almost two thousand years. -George Matthew Adams

I was part of the first generation of girls and women to be educated and go to grammar school even if we didn't have much money. Then that generation went, 'OK, great', and went into medicine or the police, and hit this wall of discrimination from older men who hadn't caught up. -Helen Mirren

When you immerse yourself in medicine you realise that hope is not absolute. It's not that simple. -Siddhartha Mukherjee

Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia have been profound ethical issues confronting doctors since the birth of Western medicine, more than 2,000 years ago. -Ezekiel Emanuel

Childhood vaccines are one of the great triumphs of modern medicine. Indeed, parents whose children are vaccinated no longer have to worry about their child's death or disability from whooping cough, polio, diphtheria, hepatitis, or a host of other infections. -Ezekiel Emanuel

Nanotechnology in medicine is going to have a major impact on the survival of the human race. -Bernard Marcus

Any time I find medicine that's helpful, I share it with everyone I know. -Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Every day you use dozens of products that have strong chemicals in them, but remember, the only difference between poison and medicine is dosage. -Aubrey McClendon

I'd like to focus on my life on creating new medicines for people who are suffering from rare disease. -Martin Shkreli

I'm the chief science officer of a foundation that works on the application of regenerative medicine to the problem of aging. -Aubrey de Grey

When I found out I was pregnant, the first thing that had to go was the acne medicine and chemical-filled face washes and lotions. I made sure everything was natural and organic, and I started reading blogs by other pregnant women. -Marisa Miller

Anyone having to do with medicine will have looked at Frank Netter's art work… I decided I would make him my model… getting my degree in medical illustration and then going on to medical school. -David Bolinsky

There are many plant medicines that are available to us that have a lot of stigma around them that I hope, in the future, our medical community can look at, because I would absolutely go to those alternatives first before I went back to Western medicine. -Melissa Etheridge

Laughing is a medicine. It releases this amazing stuff. -Melissa Etheridge

People need medicine and they need therapists. -Mickey Rourke

I do work half time as a historian of medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, and I started my career with work in the 19th century. -Alice Dreger

There are many differences between medicine and teaching, but they have much in common. Both involve craft and personal expertise, learned through experience; but both can be informed by the experience of others. -Ben Goldacre

Alternative therapists don't kill many people, but they do make a great teaching tool for the basics of evidence-based medicine, because their efforts to distort science are so extreme. -Ben Goldacre

There is this peculiar blind spot in the culture of academic medicine around whether withholding trial results is research misconduct. People who work in any industry can reinforce each others' ideas about what is okay. -Ben Goldacre

I'm very interested in working with nonprofits, people in education, medicine, people who are doing things to improve the world and who don't have the money to come to Siegel+Gale for help. -Alan Siegel

It's time to bring tough medicine to Washington. No longer will policy be set by K Street, it will be dictated by Main Street. -Rick Perry

The ability to diagnose an imminent heart attack has long been considered the holy grail of cardiovascular medicine. -Eric Topol

There are good reasons why we don't want everyone to learn nuclear physics, medicine or how financial markets work. Our entire modern project has been about delegating power over us to skilled people who want to do the work and be rewarded accordingly. -Evgeny Morozov

Superstition's not for me. And I'm not much for medicine either. I know my mind and my body better than anyone else. -Henry Allingham

I think the decision to make substances like steroids from plants, rather than from animal tissues, was a landmark in the history of medicine as well as the history of chemistry. -Gregory Petsko

I trained in medicine after pursuing an academic career in the humanities, mainly because of my interest in the relationship between mind and body, and between mind and brain. -Iain McGilchrist

There is no governing structure for a pandemic, and little more than vague political pressure to ensure limited access to life-sparing tools and medicines for more than half the world population. -Laurie Garrett

The basic thing with adventure medicine or extreme medicine is that you are going to places where humans don't belong and people will certainly get into trouble. -Kenneth Kamler

I only eat organic. I love salads and believe food is our best medicine. My son is so brainwashed, he thinks McDonald's is the devil. -Deborra-Lee Furness

We're moving to this integration of biomedicine, information technology, wireless and mobile now – an era of digital medicine. Even my stethoscope is now digital. And of course, there's an app for that. -Daniel Kraft

I'm a big believer in what's called personalized medicine, which refers to customizing your health care to your specific needs based on your physiology, genetics, value system and unique conditions. -David Agus

We are finally entering an exciting time in medicine where we have the technology to custom-tailor treatment and preventive protocols just as we'd custom-tailor a suit or designer gown to one's individual body. But it all begins with you. You have to know yourself in a manner that you've probably never done before. -David Agus

! want to leverage the creativity of researchers across mathematics, statistics, data mining, computer science, biology, medicine, and the public at large. -Tan Le

Psychology is much bigger than just medicine, or fixing unhealthy things. It's about education, work, marriage – it's even about sports. What I want to do is see psychologists working to help people build strengths in all these domains. -Martin Seligman

It's fashionable to speak about vulnerable populations in medicine and public policy, but it's harder to find a more vulnerable population than those who are dying. -Nicholas A. Christakis

Realizing the ways in which we humans may have been inadvertently changing our genes for millennia provides a way for us to begin to think about the inevitable genetic revolution in medicine that is going to allow us to advertently change our genes over centuries and even decades. -Nicholas A. Christakis

Age is the biggest risk factor for many diseases. You're 100 times more likely to get a tumor at age 65 than age 35. It makes a huge difference. It gives a whole new meaning to preventive medicine. -Cynthia Kenyon

My mom was always keen I stayed in school and got good grades, and she was always keen for me to do medicine. I used to go to drama classes when I was younger, and she would always take me. But when I got to an age when I decided it was what I wanted to do, when she accepted it, she had actually been the most supportive person ever. -Iain De Caestecker

Chaga is significant in ethnomycology, forest ecology, and increasingly in pharmacognosy. Its long-term human use and cultural eastern European and Russian acceptance should awaken serious researchers to its potential as a reservoir of new medicines, and as a powerful preventive ally for protecting DNA. -Paul Stamets

The majority of modern medicines originate in nature. Although some mushrooms have been used in therapies for thousands of years, we are still discovering new potential medicines hidden within them. -Paul Stamets

I wanted to go out of fashion, to study medicine. I thought, you know, who needs fashion? How important is it if you wear a red dress and an orange jacket? It's not, really. -Alber Elbaz

I believe gelato is meant to be treated as medicine and taken daily as a prescription. -Betsy Brandt

A lot of psychological principles and even medical principles, you see them coming around to what the Bible said hundreds of years ago: a merry heart is good like a medicine. -Joel Osteen

I was brought up to think a lot about food and have respect for it, both as medicine and something to eat and enjoy. -Tamsin Egerton

I've been encouraging documentary filmmakers to use more and more humor, and they're loath to do that because they think if it's a documentary it has to be deadly serious – it has to be like medicine that you're supposed to take. And I think it's what keeps the mass audience from going to documentaries. -Michael Moore

I had always wanted to become a neurologist, which is one of the most demanding vocations in medicine. Where do you stop, after all, with the brain? How does it function? What are its limits? The work seems unending. -Roger Bannister

Snakes are sometimes perceived as evil, but they are also perceived as medicine. If you look at an ambulance, there's the two snakes on the side of the ambulance. The caduceus, or the staff of Hermes, there's the two snakes going up it, which means that the venom can also be healing. -Nicolas Cage

Unfortunately, I have two facets to my makeup, and that is both scientific and artistic. By doing medicine, I was only answering one of those sides. -Jonathan LaPaglia

Genetic modification has many different areas, for example in medicine, and Britain is at the leading edge of this new technology. I don't know, but people tell me, it could indeed by the leading science of the 21st century. All I say to people is: 'Just keep an open mind and let us proceed according to genuine scientific evidence.' -Tony Blair

Sometimes movies really are the best medicine. -Alice Hoffman

My grandmother was energetic and fearless – a talented poet and songwriter. She was also interested in chemistry and history and medicine, taking care of the people in her hacienda in Mexico, delivering babies. She could have become anything, but this was the 1930s, and she was forced into an arranged marriage. -Salma Hayek

I am very interested in Ayurvedic medicine and hope to explore it more someday. I only have a very superficial understanding of the whole thing right now. But learning what my body type is has shifted my whole self-care regime a bit, and I feel better because of it. -Taylor Schilling

Beware of addictive medicines. Everything in moderation. This applies particularly to the Internet and your sofa. The physical world is ultimately the source of all inspiration. Which is to say, if all else fails: take a bike ride. -Aaron Koblin

I'm the cofounder of Keep a Child Alive. We provide medicine for families affected by HIV and AIDS in places like Africa and India. -Alicia Keys

I don't want 100 different cures of cancer. I want, you know, give me five. So if you had, you know, five medicines, you could do away with 90 percent of cancer. That's sort of my objective. I think we're going to do it. -James D. Watson

The best doctors and medicine in the world can't save you if you don't do what you're supposed to do. -Magic Johnson

Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, Through Love all dregs will become wine, through Love all pain will turn to medicine. -Rumi

Writing was in my mind from the time I was in high school, but more, the idea that I would be a doctor. I really wanted to be a medical doctor, and I had various schemes: one was to be a psychiatrist, another was tropical medicine. -Paul Theroux

If insurance companies paid for lifestyle-management classes, they would save huge sums of money. We need to see that alternative medicine is now mainstream. -Deepak Chopra

The task of the government is not only to pour honey into a cup, but sometimes to give bitter medicine. -Vladimir Putin

I think laughter is the best medicine. If you can't laugh at yourself, then you can't laugh at life and the silliness of it all. -David Hasselhoff

Using medicine in the service of cosmesis is generally bad for patients, bad for doctors, and bad for democracy. The only exceptions are when we know the intervention will actually reduce suffering, as with a primary cleft lip repair. -Alice Dreger

I actually completely suck at being a bioethicist. What I do is history of medicine and patient advocacy. Patient advocacy is actually the opposite of bioethics, because bioethicists are the people who increasingly set up and justify the systems we patient advocates have to fight. -Alice Dreger

Running is a part of my medicine. It's what helps relieve my stress, and it's what helps me get away from the concerns of business and anything else that's going on in my life that I need to escape from at times – to find who I am. Running really helps me with that. -Ziggy Marley

Mind-body medicine should not be an 'alternative,' nor should complementary and integrative medicine be something doctors are not exposed to during their training. -Bernie Siegel

Scores of Congolese die each day unnecessarily due to the lack of access to healthcare and modern medicine. -Dikembe Mutombo

I don't want to participate in traditional Indian religious ceremonies – dance in a sun dance or pray in a sweat lodge or go on a vision quest with the help of a medicine man. The power of these ceremonies has an appeal, but I'm content with what little religion I already have. -Ian Frazier

Ever since Katrina, there has been a proliferation of efforts at the state level and among hospital administrators to come up with guidelines that would help professionals stuck in a situation like this to prioritize patients. These are questions of values much more than they are of medicine or nursing. They're the province of everybody. -Sheri Fink

Leaving Egypt and the people I loved so much, and the environment I liked, was definitely worth it, because I also have great love for medicine and science. -Magdi Yacoub

I actually consider myself as totally privileged to be able to serve science and medicine in a global fashion, because science and medicine know no boundaries. -Magdi Yacoub

I don't have any regrets. I consider myself really privileged to belong to medicine and do what I do. I would do it all again. -Magdi Yacoub

One of the major lessons in all of biochemistry, cell biology and molecular medicine is that when proteins operate at the sub cellular level, they behave in a certain way as if they're mechanical machinery. -James Rothman

It took a catastrophe of socialized medicine to wake a lot of people up because it affects every single person in America, either directly or indirectly. That's when you get people's attention – when it directly affects them. -Monica Crowley

I knew at university that medicine was just not for me. I saved many lives by not being a doctor! -Zubin Mehta

The idea would be in my mind – and I know it sounds strange – is that the most important advances in medicine would be made not by new knowledge in molecular biology, because that's exceeding what we can even use. It'll be made by mathematicians, physicists, computer scientists, figuring out a way to get all that information together. -Patrick Soon-Shiong

Both my parents are doctors, so from the time I was a child, I wanted to do medicine. -Riaad Moosa

Food is medicine. We can actually change our gene expressions with the foods we eat. -David Perlmutter

England has a long history of supporting alternative medicine – maybe it's because they don't have such a strong pharmaceutical industry in England, and homeopathy has been taught and promoted there for hundreds of years. -Dasha Zhukova

Modern medicine has presented us with a Faustian bargain: Our aging bodies can bankrupt our children and grandchildren. We have run into the 'law of diminishing returns' in health care, where we are often doing more and more, with higher and higher technology, at more and more cost, for less and less benefit. -Richard Lamm

I believe for some high-technology medicine, like transplants and kidney dialysis, age should be a consideration in the delivery of that technology. In a world of limited resources, we have a larger duty to a 10-year-old than to a 90-year-old. -Richard Lamm

We need to start training more primary health providers and fewer specialists. We will never be able to control health care costs unless we challenge the over-emphasis on medical research, specialists and technology and put more emphasis on delivering good, everyday basic medicine to those who now have none. -Richard Lamm

I have spent many hours on the beach collecting sea glass, and I almost always wonder, as I bend to pick up chunk of bottle green or a shard of meringue white, what the history of the glass was. Who used it? Was it a medicine bottle? A bit of a ship's lantern? Is that bubbled piece of glass with the charred bits inside it from a fire? -Anita Shreve

Insurance companies pay big bucks for procedures but next to nothing for patient consultations and preventive medicine, which is what most medicine is. -Alex Gibney

In medicine as well as in romantic poetry, it is the heart that is the center and controlling mechanics of life. If the heart stops, life stops. The loss of sight doesn't not mean death. Yet for ages, the eyes was believed to contain a human being's vital essence – a not wholly irrational belief. -Henry Grunwald

I have always admired teachers because teaching, like the priesthood, medicine and writing, is a vocation. You don't become a teacher because you want wealth. It is the same with writing. -F. Sionil Jose

When the Negro musician or dancer swings the blues, he is fulfilling the same fundamental existential requirement that determines the mission of the poet, the priest and the medicine man. -Albert Murray

I think that, with homoeopathy, if you get the right mix, it works 20 times quicker than conventional medicine. -Sienna Guillory

Patient autonomy is paramount to the oath that we take when we enter the profession of medicine. That is why I am appalled when the federal government gets between my patients and their right to the full range of medical information and complete access to health care. -Ami Bera

At the end of the day, that physician needs to be in the mix telling patients what their habits ought to be and whether or not they should rely on a medicine. -Miles D. White

If we want to fight people in the world, we should fight them with pillows – pillows stuffed with food, medicine, music… That would be so much cheaper than bombs. -Alice Walker

I consider the fact that thousands of children die each day from starvation and a lack of medicine a crisis for humanity and a problem we must collectively attempt to solve. -Alice Walker

I think there is a sort of box-ticking mentality. Not just in the teaching profession. You hear about it in medicine and nursing. It's a lawyer-driven insistence on meeting prescribed standards rather than just being a good doctor. -Richard Dawkins

It is possible in medicine, even when you intend to do good, to do harm instead. That is why science thrives on actively encouraging criticism rather than stifling it. -Richard Dawkins

My father was a research scientist in tropical medicine, so I always assumed I would be a scientist, too. I felt that medicine was too vague and inexact, so I chose physics. -Stephen Hawking

In the seventeenth century, the science of medicine had not wholly cut asunder from astrology and necromancy; and the trusting Christian still believed in some occult influences, chiefly planetary, which governed not only his crops but his health and life. -Alice Morse Earle

I loved history in my school days, and I have always been a voracious reader. But in India, you end up doing MBA, engineering or medicine. -Amish Tripathi

Homeopathy – an invention of the Father of Lies! I have tried it and found it wanting. I would swallow their whole doles' medicine chest for sixpence, and be sure of finding myself neither better nor worse for it. -Jane Welsh Carlyle

Forcing companies to recruit away from the golf course might lead to the appointment of more women from NGOs and academia and medicine, all of whom are likely to understand such concepts as stewardship and sustainability much better than men picked from the usual hunting grounds. -Noreena Hertz

I entered medicine to use it as a vehicle for social change. -Patch Adams

I'm great at a deathbed. I've never given tranquillisers or psychiatric medicine. I've given love and fun and creativity and passion and hope, and these things ease suffering. -Patch Adams

In fourth grade, I learned that reading was serious business, not just a pleasant way to pass the time, and that like medicine or engineering, it had a definite, valuable purpose: to foster 'comprehension.' -Walter Kirn

Just like in medicine, when the normal medicine no longer works, one resorts to surgery. And the revolutions is like the surgery: It's painful, and it's the last resort for nations. -Rashid al-Ghannushi

No one would say, 'Hey, I think this medicine works, go ahead and use it.' We have testing, we go to the lab, we try it again, we have refinement. But you know what we do on the last mile? 'Oh, this is a good idea. People will like this. Let's put it out there.' -Sendhil Mullainathan

The cost of research, development and testing of a new drug is vastly greater than the cost of each dose produced. How should we pay for new medicines? Innovators should be rewarded according to the impact of their medicine, and people should contribute to these rewards according to their ability to pay. -Thomas Pogge

It's easy to complain that pharmaceutical companies place profits over people and apparently care more about hair loss than TB. However, many in the pharmaceutical industry would be glad for the opportunity to reorient their research toward medicines that are truly needed, provided only that such research is financially sustainable. -Thomas Pogge

Google the name Prometheus, and see how often it has been given to innovations in many different fields, notably science, medicine and space exploration. The fire he stole can be seen, too, as the spark generating all artistic creativity. -Neil MacGregor

I started to write about science and medicine at the 'Washington Post,' in the early days of the AIDS epidemic. -Michael Specter

I have a Bachelor in medicine, a Bachelor in surgery, and I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. -Hasnat Khan

There's a scripture that says, 'A merry heart doeth good like medicine.' I think that's true, too. -Dolly Parton

Socialism and communism fall of their own weight because, as Margaret Thatcher said, you run out of other people's money. Because socialized medicine never falls of its own weight because you put people on lists, and they die waiting to get the treatment and care. So you don't go broke. -Louie Gohmert

I spent some time at a university for traditional Chinese medicine. There's a resurgence of people eating according to traditional Chinese medicine. So our challenge is, How do you marry traditional Chinese medicine with PepsiCo's products? -Indra Nooyi

I started the Stress Reduction Clinic in 1979. The idea of bringing Buddhist meditation without the Buddhism into the mainstream of medicine was tantamount to the Visigoths being at the gates about to tear down the citadel of Western civilization. -Jon Kabat-Zinn

The 'find it, fix it 'model of medicine doesn't work any more. The U.S. healthcare system is bankrupting the country, bankrolling the insurance companies and exhausting healthcare staff. And despite all that, we are ranked 50th in the world for life expectancy. -Jon Kabat-Zinn

The notion that the mind and body are actually different sides of the same coin goes all the way back to the origins of medicine. For most of its history, the practice was not separated from other aspects of human activity. -Jon Kabat-Zinn

A new understanding of power is replacing our old understanding of power as the ability to manipulate and control. The old understanding of power has become counterproductive to our evolution. What used to be good medicine has become poisonous. Pursuit of the ability to manipulate and control now produces only violence and destruction. -Gary Zukav

Carl von Rokitansky is one of the founders of scientific medicine and systematized it, looking at what the clinical symptoms mean. The medicine we practice today, which is infinitely more sophisticated, is Rokitansky's medicine. -Eric Kandel

As an independent person, I find it difficult being dependent for everything, for even my food and medicine, to the prison authorities. I have had to fight through the courts for everything, including even physiotherapy, which is my right under the jail manual. -Asif Ali Zardari

We believe that unilateral sanctions violate international law, in fact. They violate free trade. They violate human growth and development, human development, and that when you actually sanction a bank of a country, the meaning of it is quite clear. You're sanctioning medicine for the people. -Hassan Rouhani

Making personalized medicine a reality will require a strong partnership between 23andMe and the physician and medical communities. -Anne Wojcicki

As the knowledge around personalized medicine continues to grow, consumers should expect their healthcare providers to begin to incorporate genetic information into their treatments and preventative care. -Anne Wojcicki

Our approach to medicine is very 19th-century. We are still in the dark ages. We really need to get to the molecular level so that we are no longer groping about in the dark. -Anne Wojcicki

Just as computer technology and the Internet created whole new industries and extraordinary benefits for people that extend into almost every realm of human endeavor from education to transportation to medicine, genetics will undoubtedly benefit people everywhere in ways we can't even imagine but know will surely occur. -Anne Wojcicki

Internet pharmacies return to consumers the choice promised by supporters of the 1938 Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. That law established federal requirements for drug safety and labeling but exempted prescription medicines from the labeling rules. -Virginia Postrel

Value in medicine depends on information – as I said in 'Let Patients Help,' 'People perform better when they're informed better.' It follows that to make patients and families more effective in care, they need to know more. -Dave deBronkart

In other industries, value is defined by the ultimate stakeholder – the one who benefits, or not, from the service. We should do the same in medicine. -Dave deBronkart

Please, let patients help improve healthcare. Let patients help steer our decisions, strategic and practical. Let patients help define what value in medicine is. -Dave deBronkart

As I've met clinicians in my travels, time after time I've been inspired to hear why people went into medicine: to apply their way-above-average minds (and hearts) to work that's beyond most people's capacity, and perhaps save a few lives. -Dave deBronkart

I was sure I was going to be a doctor of global health or tropical medicine in some underdeveloped country. -Thomas R. Insel

The good-news stories in medicine are early detection, early intervention. -Thomas R. Insel

Nearly every business collects metrics on inventory, sales, and workplace process. Health care has been slow to measure these kinds of outcomes. Increasingly, general medicine, via either managed care or large practice settings, is improving by collecting data through electronic records and refining practice based on what works. -Thomas R. Insel

I should be a postage stamp, because that's the only way I'll ever get licked. I'm beautiful. I'm fast. I'm so mean I make medicine sick. I can't possibly be beat. -Muhammad Ali

I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I'm so mean I make medicine sick. -Muhammad Ali

Weapons of mass destruction violate more than individual lives – they cross international borders and jeopardize all people. They also drain resources that could be used instead for medicines, schools and other life-saving supplies. We must come together with even greater determination to prevent a WMD nightmare. -Ban Ki-moon

Modern medicine uses imaging 'windows' such as magnetic resonance imaging scanners to bring into view otherwise unseen vital information that skilled physicians can use for the benefit of their patients. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

If we become ill, modern medicine can work healing miracles. -Joseph B. Wirthlin

Like most athletes, I like to go home and relax. I try not to bring the game home with me. I might play some video games that are, let's just say, for mature audiences only. And I might get some flak for this, but I like to watch 'Seinfeld.' Sometimes, laughter is the best medicine. -Nick Ferguson

Any skills that I have, I couldn't really make money with them. I would like to think that maybe I would be doing something in psychology or something of that nature because I love that vein of medicine – the getting down and getting nitty-gritty. -Ian Harding

Taxes, well laid and well spent, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, and promote the general welfare. Taxes protect property and the environment; taxes make business possible. Taxes pay for roads and schools and bridges and police and teachers. Taxes pay for doctors and nursing homes and medicine. -Jill Lepore

Under the spell of the right song, passion is within reach… love is close by… and you are not alone! With such potency, music should be treated with care. The sound, the feel, the presentation… everything! It is a medicine. It is a teacher! -Dave Sitek

For a decade, makers of AIDS medicines had rejected the idea of lowering prices in poor countries for fear of eroding profits in rich ones. The position required a balancing act, because the companies had to deflect attacks on the global reach of their patents, which granted exclusive marketing rights for antiretroviral drugs. -Barton Gellman

I think the media can be a very positive influence by essentially holding people to task about the importance of high quality medical care. And when the media is scrutinizing you, then I think that's a very good, positive thing for the field of medicine. -Anthony Fauci

The systems approach to biology will be the dominant theme in medicine. -Leroy Hood

When we are trying to come up with new health laws, you bring doctors, you bring experts in medicine. In urban planning, you bring the best architects. How it is possible that when we are talking about the way we are going to feed America, no chef shows up in the room? -Jose Andres

I am interested in the way advances in medicine and palliative care mean more people now have the opportunity to plan their own deaths, and also plan for those who are left behind. What does that do to the grieving process? -Laura Wade

I have no military application in my research. You know, we are all involved into rehabilitation medicine. -Miguel Nicolelis

I wound up getting my degree in sports medicine and nutrition because I wanted to work in the medical field. But I wound up taking a trip to Los Angeles and decided being an actor sounds pretty cool, too. -Derek Theler

I went to school at Colorado State. I finished my degree in pre-medicine and nutrition with aspirations of actually going to graduate school in medicine, which I didn't. -Derek Theler

Laughter is a way of really letting out all this pressure that you could face in your daily life in the suffering of your people, and comedy is almost like a medicine to your soul in a way. -Hiam Abbass

We're all moving at such a high rate that we have to grab the frozen dinners and the McDonald's. We can't make it a way of life – we have to get back to real, simple, clean good foods. It will save our lives on so many levels; not just spina bifida, but obesity, diabetes, everything. Food is our medicine. -Nicole Ari Parker

Would-be drug companies must either produce medicines that stand up to federal scrutiny, demonstrate that their data has value to other companies, or go out of business. -Alex Berenson

The difference between microeconomics and macroeconomics is a bit like the difference between biology and medicine. Knowing that certain genes increase the risk of cancer is relatively easy. Figuring out exactly which people will get sick, or how to cure them, is a lot more complicated. -Alex Berenson

I think modern medicine has become like a prophet offering a life free of pain. It is nonsense. The only thing I know that truly heals people is unconditional love. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Iraq was home of the Abbasid Caliphate, a golden age when the Muslim world was at the forefront of math, science and medicine. -Richard Engel

In regards to core training, I try to incorporate the medicine ball whenever possible. As a baseball player, there is a lot of twisting and turning that I will do. Keeping my abs strong is as important as anything else. -Albert Pujols

When I was sixteen I started acting, and I also started to embrace my tradition and culture. I had a young medicine man interpret for me what it is to be an Indian. He really caught me at a good time because I was really vulnerable after the loss of my parents with all of the feelings of abandonment. -Adam Beach

Rihanna told me her parents used to argue so intensely, she used to get these headaches, these migraines that were almost not even treatable with medicine. The moment her parents separated, her migraines went away. -Tyra Banks

Funding that is focused on the ability to diagnose diseases precisely will just have inestimable value because that's the gate through which precision medicine has to go. Unless you can diagnose the disease precisely, care has to remain in the hands of expensive institutions and expensive caregivers. -Clayton M. Christensen

We're not going to cure terrorism and spread peace and goodwill in the Middle East by killing innocent people, or I'm not even saying our bullets and bombs are killing them. The occupation that they don't have food. They don't have clean water. They don't have electricity. They don't have medicine. They don't have doctors. -Cindy Sheehan

The herbalist I met a few times – it was great – she gave me literature about the different processes that an herbalist would do to make medicines from certain herbs and things. -Caitriona Balfe

So many people are stealing Bikram Yoga. It's like you're practicing medicine, but you're not a doctor. -Bikram Choudhury

I've been practicing Ayurvedic medicine, and I've read the 'Bhagavad Gita' and Rumi, and these are very important. -Andie MacDowell

Conservatives believe that international institutions such as the United Nations are anti-American and anti-Israeli cabals. Progressives do not like the economic medicine that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank force down the throats of developing countries. -Michael Ignatieff

It is a very brave choice to go against traditional medicine and embrace the alternative route. It's easier to try the traditional route and then, if it fails, go to the alternatives, but often it can be too late. -Suzanne Somers

Written in 1895, Alfred Nobel's will endowed prizes for scientific research in chemistry, physics, and medicine. At that time, these fields were narrowly defined, and researchers were often classically trained in only one discipline. In the late 19th century, knowledge of science was not a requisite for success in other walks of life. -Peter Agre

Now in the 21st century, the boundaries separating chemistry, physics, and medicine have become blurred, and as happened during the Renaissance, scientists are following their curiosities even when they run beyond the formal limits of their training. -Peter Agre

I treated as few patients as I could as a medical student, and I never practiced medicine. -Severo Ochoa

Anywhere from 40% to 60% of people, when they're given a requisition by a doctor to go get tested, don't, because they're scared of needles or the locations are inconvenient or the cost is too high. And if you're not even getting tested, how is it possible that we're going to move toward an era of preventive medicine? -Elizabeth Holmes

Regulation is necessary to protect our natural environment, keep our food and medicine safe, and ensure fair competition and fair treatment of our workers. -Marco Rubio

What is a government supposed to do for its people? To improve the standard of living, to help them get jobs, get kids to schools, and have access to medicine and hospitals. Government may not directly provide these public goods and services, but government must be accountable for whether or not they are delivered to citizens. -Mo Ibrahim

For me, music is my joy. It's my happiness. As long as this medicine, this chemo is in my body, I didn't have my love, my joy. -Sharon Jones

'The Knick' is set in New York during the 1990s, and it takes place around a hospital called The Knickerbocker. It's about a team of surgeons and nurses who are on the cutting edge of medicine. -Andre Holland

Ultimately, Congressional medicine is like veterinary medicine: It must be strong enough to work, and tasty enough to swallow. -Jim Cooper

Seldom in the history of medicine has the recognition of the most effective cure followed as swiftly on the heels of the discovery of a disease as the establishment of the complete effectiveness of iodothyrin and thyroidin followed the recognition of cachexia thyreopriva. -Emil Theodor Kocher

The wonderful thing about modern medicine is that so many of these complaints that used to signify old age and decline can be coped with. -Ian Mckellen

I started stem cells when I wanted to find a cure for my mother, who I loved very much, and western medicine was not able to cure her. If I had discovered stem cells a year before, I think that she would still be here with me. -Peter Nygard

For a lot of people, well-meaning teaching has made poetry seem arcane, difficult, a kind of brown-knotting medicine that might be good for you but doesn't taste so good. So I tried to make a collection of poetry that would be fun. And that would bring out poetry as an art, rather than the challenge to say smart things. -Robert Pinsky

In preparation for a career in academic medicine, I worked as a medical house officer at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital from 1966 to 1968 and then joined Ira Pastan's laboratory at the National Institutes of Health as a Clinical Associate. -Harold E. Varmus

I begin with the premise that behavior is an incredibly important element in medicine. People's habits, their willingness to quit smoking, their willingness to take steps to avoid transmission of HIV, are all behavioral questions. -Harold E. Varmus

I had learned of Gertrude Stein's bon mot that medicine opened all doors. This prompted me, in different moods, to view my future life as literary psychiatrist, globe-trotting tropical disease specialist, or academic internist. -Harold E. Varmus

The last thing you ever want to do is extend the period of frailty and disability and make people unhealthy for a longer time period. So lifespan extension in and of itself should not be the goal of medicine, nor should it be the goal of public health, nor should it be the goal of aging science. -S. Jay Olshansky

Someone will eventually succeed in this hunt for a longevity pill, and when they do, one of the greatest advances in the history of medicine will have been achieved. -S. Jay Olshansky

There is no empirical evidence to suggest that ageing in humans has been modified by any means, nor is there evidence that it is even possible to measure biological age. And nothing has been demonstrated to be true when it comes to anti-ageing medicines. -S. Jay Olshansky

At the Superdome, a young man came up to me holding a baby. He'd run out of diapers. He'd run out of medicine. His baby was sick. The guy's saying, 'Help me! Take my baby.' What could I do? That's the definition of helpless. -Ray Nagin

Velano Vascular has developed a simple, game-changing innovation that will improve the way medicine has been practiced for decades. -Mitch Kapor

If technology and medicine are used by women to have children or not to have children or to have healthier children – that's one thing. But if it's used to say, 'You're not a real woman unless you have a child; therefore, take all these dangerous hormones and have one at 54,' then it's another story. -Gloria Steinem

We all understand that we are living longer, and we are more likely to spend more years as frail, elderly people who can't work. We also recognize that the wonderful advances in medicine also come with wonderful price tags. Those are things you can't budget around. -Elizabeth Warren

It has been possible to trace historically back to a very early age the taxes which were imposed on medicines, spices and similar substances in German towns. Thus, for instance, one finds that in the year 1500, thirteen, in 1540, thirty-eight, and in 1708, already one hundred and twenty vegetable oils are mentioned. -Otto Wallach

I believe music is like medicine. Like a good tonic, it can open your mind, strengthen and possibly even cure you. Music can work on many levels, and nothing I know of possesses the healing force that exists within music. -Burning Spear

Throughout my career, as both a physician and a scientist, I have drawn inspiration from Merck's unwavering commitment to scientific excellence. Over time, this commitment has brought forth an unparalleled number of breakthrough medicines and vaccines that improve the lives of patients around the world. -Roger M. Perlmutter

I believe one day nano-robots will play an important role in medicine. -Colin Angle

The advent of AIDS circa 1980 has really forced medicine and biology to take enormous steps just for sheer survival. The same way war propels hard technology, AIDS has created wartime conditions in the field of biology that will have all sorts of spin-offs. -Paul Di Filippo

Perception plays a vital role in the diagnosis of bipolar illness. Symptoms are perceived through the categories of psychiatric medicine at a given moment in history, categories which are continually shifting and being named or renamed. -Siri Hustvedt

I take care of everybody. I'm either hugging you or making sure that you're not sick, because my backpack has every kind of medicine in it. -Leslie Jones

It is an incontrovertible fact that if we want to make progress in basic areas of medicine and biology, we are going to have to use animals. -John O'Keefe

The promise of energy savings, reduced carbon emissions and affordable lighting was there from the inception. The proliferation of the technology into areas such as displays, automotive, medicine and horticulture was unexpected. -Shuji Nakamura

The trouble is the field of science, medicine, universities, biotech companies – you name it – have been so splintered, layers, sub-divided, hacked that people can spend their entire career studying one tiny little cog of life. -Craig Venter

I've made money by just trying to do world-class science. That's the goal that we're setting at Celera. If we do world-class science and create new medicine paradigms, the money will more than follow at a corporate level and at a personal level. -Craig Venter

I caught malaria, and the medicines caused a hallucination. I dreamt I won an Oscar for acting. I know it sounds stupid, but it was so real, and I just knew then it would happen. -Rebel Wilson

I decided to make pictures of fragments, images that would spill off the canvas instead of recede into it like a medicine cabinet. I wanted to find images that were in a 'nether-nether-land': things that were a little out of style but hadn't reached the point of nostalgia. -James Rosenquist

Continuing advances in stem cell medicine will change all of our lives for the better. -Peter Jackson

If the U.S. became the undisputed superpower that it is today, it was primarily because of its technology, whether it is in transportation, agriculture, high-tech industry, medicine, etc. -N. R. Narayana Murthy

Insurance companies want to make sure that you stay on your medicine. -Rick Smolan

I have always stuck up for Western medicine. You can chew all the celery you want, but without antibiotics, three quarters of us would not be here. -Hugh Laurie

Challenges in medicine are moving from 'Treat the symptoms after the house is on fire' to 'Can we preserve the house intact?' -Elizabeth Blackburn

More combat planes, missiles and soldiers won't provide additional bread for our families, desks for our schools, or medicine for our clinics. -Óscar Arias

We have trouble feeding, providing fresh, clean water, medicines, fuel for the six and a half billion. It's going to be a stretch to do it for nine. -Craig Venter

Society and medicine treat us all as members of populations, whereas as individuals we are all unique, and population statistics do not apply. -Craig Venter

Preventative medicine has to be the direction we go in. For example, if colon cancer is detected early – because a person knew he had a genetic risk and was having frequent exams – the surgery is relatively inexpensive and average survival is far greater than 10 years. -Craig Venter

The fact that healthier lifestyles and advances in medicine mean that we are living longer is actually something to be celebrated. -Nicola Sturgeon

That's the Indian in me – you must put spices on everything. As a kid, whenever we got sick, my mom would take milk and put turmeric in it. That was our medicine. That was the cure-all. Some people turn to Robitussin. -Aasif Mandvi

Bipolar disorder is so swept under the rug as a nation and, I think especially, by black people. It's not our culture to go get therapy. 'Give them medicine for what?' We put people in court, put them in court again, versus really paying attention to what it is they are going through. -Trai Byers

There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion's share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care. -Joel Fuhrman

I always tell writers that it's good to have an area of expertise. It's a really practical answer, I know, but know about science or about sports or about medicine, so you can work as a science writer or a sports writer. Don't just know about yourself. -Meghan Daum

St. Louis has always been a great center for medicine. It has been a leader in the nation since the early part of the 20th century. Along with that, we've been a leader in medical science and biomedical science and innovation in medicine. -William Henry Danforth

In high school I had B's and C's, not too many A's, but I must have done well on that medical school test, and I must have had some charisma in the interview, so I ended up in medicine. Being a general practitioner was all I aspired to. -Barry Marshall

The politics have always been difficult in medicine. There is some truth in the way medical practice is portrayed in TV dramas. -Barry Marshall

All around the world, we send our top talent into finance, technology, medicine and law – everywhere but towards expanding opportunity for our most marginalized children. -Wendy Kopp

I would say laughter is the best medicine. But it's more than that. It's an entire regime of antibiotics and steroids. Laughter brings the swelling down on our national psyche and then applies an antibiotic cream. You gotta keep it away from your eyes. -Stephen Colbert

It's true that many of the leaders who started at non-elite colleges as undergrads later attended prominent graduate schools in law, business, medicine, and so on. But the point is that they found their own way there – as young men and women in their early 20s, not teenagers pressed into action by parents and peers. -Nina Easton

I was actually accepted into medical school in Italy. But then I wanted to come back and learn medicine in Germany. And while waiting, I decided to join a business school. I figured it would be useful for doctors to know some business as well! -Jochen Zeitz

A second opinion never hurts, not only in medicine, but also in politics. -Sergei Lavrov

It looks as if the NHS will gradually fade away, and we shall go back to a great deal of private medicine. -Ruth Rendell

Winning a Nobel Prize isn't about being clever at all. It's about making… at least in physiology or medicine, it's about making discoveries, and you don't have to be clever to make a discovery, I don't think; it just comes up and punches you on the nose. -Tim Hunt

After briefly considering whether to study biology or medicine, I opted for medicine and initiated my studies at the University of Bonn. The first two years were particularly hard, since I simultaneously decided to attend lectures and courses in biology as well. -Harald zur Hausen

No one should ever be forced to choose between food and education, or medicine and shelter when they don't have the resources. It's very unfair. -Rachel Brosnahan

Colleges will try to get the good students. That's the way to go. When I chaired my department of Materials Engineering at the Technion in 1990, we started a program for which we set the bar very high. It was the highest at the Technion, above electrical engineering and medicine. -Dan Shechtman

We've been using vaccination in some form for hundreds of years now. We have almost nothing in our modern medicine that we've been using that long, and it's been consistently productive even though, you know, the older vaccines were much more dangerous than vaccines we're using now. -Eula Biss

Anyone can look through my sketchbooks as long as they don't have a background in psychiatric medicine. -Chris Riddell

I normally hate books that have anything to do with medicine, thanks to my own background in nursing – FYI, almost everybody gets it wrong. -Shiloh Walker

A lot of medicines are not there to cure diseases. That's fine – drugs that keep people alive who wouldn't otherwise be alive are useful. What I object to is the drug companies' advertising, which you see everywhere in the U.S., which claims that they are curing diseases when they're not. -Richard J. Roberts

I grew up in Muenchen where my father has been a professor for pharmaceutic chemistry at the university. He had studied chemistry and medicine, having been a research student in Leipzig with Wilhelm Ostwald, the Nobel Laureate 1909. So I became familiar with the life of a scientist in a chemical laboratory quite early. -Wolfgang Paul

In spite of the advances of medicine, deathly epidemics are more menacing than ever before. -Christian de Duve

Although attracted by the humanities, I had chosen medicine as a career, seduced by the image of the 'man in white' dispensing care and solace to the suffering. But science was lurking around the corner, in the form of an unpaid student assistantship in the laboratory of physiology. -Christian de Duve

Pythagoras said that medicine is the most godlike of arts. But if the most godlike, it should tend to the soul as well as the body, or else a living thing must be unhealthy, being diseased in its higher part. -Apollonius of Tyana

I may be too craving of that rich gift, the power of sharing other minds. I have drunk deeply, long, and oh! how blissfully at this fountain in a foreign clime. Hearts met hearts, minds joined with minds; and what were the secondary trials of pain to the enfeebled, suffering body when daily was administered the soul's medicine and food! -Dorothea Dix

In the history of medicine, it is not always the great scientist or the learned doctor who goes forward to discover new fields, new avenues, new ideas. -Elizabeth Kenny

My grandmother studied medicine in the Forties, which was very rare in Egypt, and my mother was a university professor, so my idea of religion wasn't about a woman not working or having to dress in a certain way; it was more to do with the faith. -Leila Aboulela

Infectious disease exists at this intersection between real science, medicine, public health, social policy, and human conflict. There's a tendency of people to try and make a group out of those who have the disease. It makes people who don't have the disease feel safer. -Andrea Barrett

There's a certain visual grammar you've got to stick in. For example, if a character has just woken up, draw him in his pajamas with the bed a bit rumpled. Or if he's ill, draw little bottles with red crosses on that immediately communicate medicine, and a box of tissues. -Korky Paul

The pursuit of curiosity about the basic facts of nature has proven, with few exceptions throughout the history of medical science, to be the route by which the successful drugs and devices of modern medicine were discovered. -Arthur Kornberg

No matter how counter-intuitive it may seem, basic research has proven over and over to be the lifeline of practical advances in medicine. -Arthur Kornberg

Without advances, medicine regresses and reverts to witchcraft. -Arthur Kornberg

I felt I ought not to be wasting time, and I hurried to graduate from high school to enroll at UCSD. I also hurried to finish college, to go on to higher studies. By the time I was in my teens, I had a strong sense of mission, wanting to discover something important or solve a major problem in biology or medicine. -Bruce Beutler

Carbon-carbon bond formation reactions are important processes in chemistry because they provide key steps in building complex, bio-active molecules developed as medicines and agrochemicals. -Akira Suzuki

My father left me with his love of Jewish studies and cultural life. To this very day, along with several physicians and scientist colleagues, I take regular periodical lessons taught by a Rabbinical scholar on how the Jewish law views moral and ethical problems related to modern medicine and science. -Aaron Ciechanover

Towards the end of the military service, I had to make what I assume has been the most important decision in my career: to start a residency in clinical medicine, in surgery, which was my favorite choice, or to enroll into graduate school and start a career in scientific research. It was clear to me that I was heading for graduate school. -Aaron Ciechanover

I went to the Technion and studied with Avram Hershko. I found it more exciting than practicing medicine. -Aaron Ciechanover

We are glad to tie up with a humanitarian organization, which is being promoted by Prince Abdul Aziz. This partnership will greatly help in assisting needy renal-failure patients by supplying them equipment, medicines and other medical supplies, while encouraging and supporting scientific research. -Sulaiman Abdul Aziz Al Rajhi

It is very clear that the present system of innovation for medicines is very inefficient and really somewhat corrupt. It benefits shareholders over patients; it produces for the rich markets and not for the poor and does not produce for minority diseases. -John Sulston

Biomedical research is only as good as its delivery. Distribution of medicines by charities is no more than a stopgap. -John Sulston

Although I completed two years of internship in various small hospitals, I decided against continuing my medical training. I was much more fascinated by the unsolved problems of medicine than by practicing it. -Gunter Blobel

The medicines of today are based upon thousands of years of knowledge accumulated from folklore, serendipity and scientific discovery. The new medicines of tomorrow will be based on the discoveries that are being made now, arising from basic research in laboratories around the world. -John Vane

I tell myself that water is my medicine and that to stay well, I have to drink a gallon of it every day. -Ciara

Perhaps this is because I'm from the generation that grew up watching 'The Jetsons' on TV, but I really thought we would be much more advanced in the areas of transportation and medicine. -Pat Cadigan

As a child, I had no interest in science whatsoever – then I started writing and recognized how relevant it was. My first book about science and medicine captured the world of organ transplantation in 1989 from the points of view of all of the participants – scientists, surgeons, social workers, organ recipients and even donor families. -Lee Gutkind

The Victorian language of flowers began with the publication of 'Le Language des Fleurs,' written by Charlotte de Latour and printed in Paris in 1819. To create the book – which was a list of flowers and their meanings – de Latour gathered references to flower symbolism throughout poetry, ancient mythology, and even medicine. -Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Guinea pigs are practically synonymous with experiments. Lab rats have become the workhorses of modern medicine. Genetics owes a huge debt to the humble fruit fly. There's almost no branch of the life sciences, in fact, that hasn't leaned heavily on one animal or another. -Sam Kean

I always wanted to be a writer. Maybe, had I been brought up in another generation, I might have just gone into writing rather than medicine – which is not to say that I didn't also have a great attraction towards the idea of being a healer. Fortunately, I've been able to combine the two in ways I could never possibly have imagined. -Irvin D. Yalom

What is learned on the athletic field is not forgotten, nor are the lessons of character that are forged there ever lost. Consider the contributions in the field of public life, business, law, medicine, and the military of those who actively participated in athletics. -Robert Kennedy

Absolutely everything undergoes evolvement – whether it's technology, journalism, the NFL, medicine. -Marv Levy

My father used to administer herbal medicine for free. But I can't give drugs for free. So the next best thing is to give it at as low a price as possible. -Kallam Anji Reddy

For me, bel canto is medicine for the voice. -Sondra Radvanovsky

We do a lot of science on the space station. Over the course of the year, there'll be 400 to 500 different investigations in all different kinds of disciplines. Some are related to improving life on earth in material science, physics, combustion science, earth sciences, medicine. -Scott Kelly

I was a hyperactive kid, and it took awhile for me to find the right teacher. My master was a Shaolin kung fu teacher, but he also taught tai chi, Chinese medicine, brush painting – he was adept at all facets of Chinese culture. -Daniel Wu

Often, I'll do a quick workout in my hotel room consisting of exercises for the legs, glutes, abs, and arms with my own body weight. Also, I always have a jump rope, a medicine ball I can inflate, and a band in my suitcase. It's a great kit to have for travel. -Izabel Goulart

I did a term at Cambridge University studying medicine, so I could potentially have followed in Mum and Dad's footsteps and become a doctor. -Alistair Brownlee

I believe that there are many herbs and many trees that are worth much in Europe for dyes and for medicines; but I do not know, and this causes me great sorrow. Arriving at this cape, I found the smell of the trees and flowers so delicious that it seemed the pleasantest thing in the world. -Christopher Columbus

The history is important because science is a discipline deeply immersed in history. In other words, every time you perform an experiment in science or in medicine, what you're actually doing is you're answering someone, answering a question raised by someone in the past. -Siddhartha Mukherjee

I'm human, we all are – all doctors are – and grieving is a natural part of medicine. As a doctor, grieving is a natural part of medicine. If you deny that, again, you'd get into this trap of curing and victory. I think grief is very important. -Siddhartha Mukherjee

I'm taking special treatments for the cancer in my brain and in my liver. Part of the liver was removed, and they did the treatment on four places in my brain with radiation. And now I'm taking a long-term medicine that stimulates my own immune system to fight against cancer. -Jimmy Carter

Currently, we are working to deliver our anti-aging gene therapies to terminally ill people for compassionate care. Although, in the future we think that preventative medicine against aging would begin at a much younger age. -Liz Parrish

The interpretation of medicine today is 'do your clinical values fall within a normal range?' Everything in the globe right now is in the law of averages, which mean absolutely nothing to individuals. -Craig Venter

I was diagnosed with ADHD twice. I didn't believe the first doctor who told me, and I had a whole theory that ADHD was just something they invented to make you pay for medicine, but then the second doctor told me I had it. -Solange Knowles

Yes, the concept that blunt-force trauma of the head causes brain damage is a generally accepted principle of medicine. That is why I was so appalled by the NFL doctors who were denying my work. -Bennet Omalu

I knew medicine only by its absence – specifically, the absence of a father growing up: one who went to work before dawn and returned in the dark to a plate of reheated dinner. -Paul Kalanithi

I had spent so much time studying literature at Stanford and the history of medicine at Cambridge in an attempt to better understand the particularities of death, only to come away feeling like they were still unknowable to me. -Paul Kalanithi

Most people can't see beauty and love. I see our music as medicine. -Maurice White

The State of Israel must be at the forefront of global science – in physics, in mathematics, in medicine, in biology. -Naftali Bennett

We should have lifelong monitoring of our vital signs that predict things like skin or pancreatic cancer so we can eradicate it. We should have personalized medicine; there's a huge amount of innovation possible. -Sebastian Thrun

It is good medicine to go to a concert hall and forget the harshness of what's going on. It can be a very positive thing. -Itzhak Perlman

Plenty of the women who were single in the nineteenth century wrote about their desire to evade marriage. Marriage was scary in a lot of ways. It often involved having a lot of kids, losing your autonomy, being in service to a husband and children who were often born at an unremitting pace without the benefit of modern medicine. -Rebecca Traister

Surgical Anatomy is, to the student of medicine and surgery, the most essential branch of anatomical science, having reference more especially to an accurate knowledge of the more important regions, and consisting in the application of anatomy generally to the practice of surgery. -Henry Gray

I'm a champion for personal differences. I have no sympathy for drug companies that can't figure out how to make personalized medicine. We could generalize that to 'All society should be much more personalized.' -George M. Church

You should have personalized genomics, personalized physiology, personalized medicine, where each person's different, and each body is an integrated whole. -George M. Church

A family's love is often the best medicine, and in difficult times, I believe that our military families deserve the option of staying together. -John Delaney

Oh gosh, I'm completely allergic to historical dramas. Particularly those around the civil-rights movement. It's not my favorite thing to watch. So often they feel like medicine. Or not even a history lesson, because I really like history. Just… obligatory. -Ava DuVernay

You gotta love this thing. Whatever you choose to pursue – medicine, law, writing, you have to love it. You study it, you eat it, you drink it, you try it, you do it, you love it in every way. -Leslie Odom, Jr.

You have to realize, in real life, the gun battle lasted for over three hours, and the movie's only two hours long. My hat's off to all those stuntmen who laid it on the line and hurt themselves doing what they had to do to get that done because in real life, we all died, and the only reason I'm sitting here is because of modern medicine. -Marcus Luttrell

Although I liked especially physics and mathematics for which I had considerable talent, I decided to study medicine. This profession had for me a strong emotional appeal, which was reinforced by having an uncle who was an excellent surgeon. -Renato Dulbecco

People always mention that they'd love to see me in a comedy again. Maybe it's time – laughter being the best medicine. -Thomas Gibson

The cultural center of Asia Minor, Pergamon boasted a vast library of 200,000 scrolls, a spectacular 10,000-seat theater, and a monumental Great Altar decorated with sculptures of the Olympian gods defeating the Giants. People came from all around the Mediterranean seeking cures at the famous Temple of Asclepius, god of medicine. -Adrienne Mayor

Education – much like law or medicine – should be a profession governed by professionals. Unfortunately, too many policies, even those that are well-intentioned, come from the top, leaving out those closest to the classroom, who have the greatest insight into how to provide a high-quality education for all students. -Randi Weingarten

It is the forces of the universe that make human beings fall ill. Having learnt to recognize how sun qualities and moon qualities live in plants, animals and minerals, we discover how we can find counterforces and also individual natural forces that point us towards medicines for specific internal illnesses. -Rudolf Steiner

I do some weightlifting and use medicine balls as well for balance for my core. I want my stomach to look flat. I have to. -Sibel Kekilli

Arizona has excellent medical schools, both public and private, and it is critical that we create an environment that keeps medical students in Arizona to practice medicine once they complete medical school and their residency programs. -Doug Ducey

One area where the state can be more effective in addressing the doctor shortage is to focus on making sure that Arizona is a friendly environment for doctors and those wishing to practice medicine. -Doug Ducey

I was opposed to the government telling me how to practice medicine when I was a doctor. -Robert J. Bentley

I'm opposed to Blue Cross telling me how to practice medicine. Or anybody else. -Robert J. Bentley

When I testified before Congress after the Hudson River landing, Congressman James Oberstar of Minnesota said, 'Safety begins in the boardroom.' That's as true in medicine as it is in aviation. It always boils down to leadership. -Chesley Sullenberger

I trained in medicine in India, and after that, I chose psychiatry as my specialty, much to the dismay of my mother and all my family members who kind of thought neurosurgery would be a more respectable option for their brilliant son. -Vikram Patel

The current approach that psychiatry takes almost ignores social worlds in which mental health problems arise and tries to become highly biomedical like other branches of medicine such as cardiology or oncology. But psychiatry has to be far more embedded in people's personal and social worlds. -Vikram Patel

During the summer months of my high-school years, I befriended Dr. Robert Kough, a physician who cared for members of my family. Although he was practicing general medicine in a rural community when I met him, he was well equipped to arouse in me an interest not only in the life of a physician but in the fundaments of human biology. -J. Michael Bishop

I no longer practice medicine, but I can say that, for me, medicine was easier – and certainly less emotionally turbulent – than writing. -Ethan Canin

In medicine, there's a fairly large but still finite body of knowledge that you need at hand for most of your daily work. It takes a few years to learn it, but once it's there, it's there. With writing, on the other hand, every new book – indeed, every new story – is a fresh and terrifying reinvention of everything. -Ethan Canin

When you're in medicine – especially when you're a resident in a public hospital – you feel like you're doing your part. But not when you're a writer. -Ethan Canin

Feeling useful in medicine allows me to not feel so stupid when making up stories. -Ethan Canin

I like medicine. Even if I was selling a million books a year, I would still be a doctor. -Ethan Canin

I am the black sheep of my family. They are all super talented and intelligent and got proper jobs. Most of my family is in medicine, actually. They are all too clever to be doing what I do. -Will Poulter

My dad's a professor of medicine; my mum was a nurse. My little sister is going into healthcare. My older sister is a nurse; my brother's in finance – I'm the runt of the litter. -Will Poulter

If we work so hard and put all the money in the hospital to buy medicine – it will be a disaster. Why we should work? So without a healthy environment of this Earth, no matter how much money you make, no matter how wonderful you are, you have a bad disaster. -Jack Ma

I entered the University of Natal as a preliminary-year student in 1966 and stayed on to June 1972, when I was expelled from the university. I was then doing third-year medicine. -Steven Biko

I got into medicine at university, then deferred a year to see. Then I started acting and just never went back to university. -Miranda Otto

I feel like, with how medicine is evolving, something will be out there soon that can help you heal from arthritis. That might be what helps my longevity and pushes me to keep performing. -Rey Mysterio

The first step to prescribing the right medicine is to recognize the cause of the illness. And, when it comes to what is ailing the global economy, extreme monetary easing has been more cause than cure. The sooner we recognize that, the stronger and more sustainable the global economic recovery will be. -Raghuram Rajan

The entertainment industry isn't a line of work encouraged in the Persian culture. When I called my dad to say I wanted to quit medicine, there was about three minutes of silence. I'm not sure he knew what to do with himself! -Nazanin Boniadi

If I had to pick a favorite album, 'El Malo' would be one of them. That music is good old-fashioned medicine. -John Ortiz

Wearable technology will tell us how well we are sleeping and whether we need to exercise. Sensors in the street will help us avoid traffic jams and find parking. Telemedicine applications will allow physicians to treat patients who are hundreds of miles away. -John T. Chambers

My dad studies and practices homeopathy and Ayurveda medicine. He's a strong believer in both honey and milk as forms of healing. Honey is the one food that does not die. It does not expire. Growing up, he'd always be mixing up almonds or turmeric or gram flower with milk to cure a cough or a cold. -Rupi Kaur

Reimbursement is a major determinant of how medicine is practiced. When reimbursement changes, so do medical practice and medical education. -Dean Ornish

There's a tendency to dismiss anything having to do with love and intimacy in medicine because it's hard to measure. -Dean Ornish

Socialized medicine allows a nation to exclude a U.S. product from its market if the U.S. firm does not make generous enough price concessions. Accordingly, what has developed is a system within which U.S. firms make large profits on new drugs in the U.S. market, but very low profits on sales everywhere else. -Kevin Hassett

What we know about American medicine is that our supply of health-care professionals is not equally distributed. In rural areas, we have severe shortages. -David Shulkin

My career goal is to work as a liaison between organized medicine, government, and third-party payers. -David Shulkin

Climate change denial, anti-vaccination proponents, creationist teachers, faith healers, fake bomb detector peddlers, psychic frauds, alternative medicine pushers… we need scientific thinking. We need a generation of kids who think an experiment is more important than a preconceived notion or an argument from authority. -Kyle Hill

I would have loved to study medicine, but I was lucky to have come into the profession that I loved. I may not have been very good at it, but I loved it. -Roger Moore

We're all amateur investigators. We scan bookshelves, we ogle trinkets left out in the open, we calculate the cost of furniture and study the photographs on display; sometimes we even check out the medicine cabinet. -Lisa Lutz

From the moment I open my eyes, I'm trying to free my body. I'm trying to get looser, more flexible, to gain control. Movement is medicine to me. -Conor McGregor

The predicate of modern medicine is, 'We invalidate your humanity, but we give you immortality, so you have to shut up and listen to us.' -David Milch

When you think of things like medicine, people who have lost limbs now have a chance to have a limb replaced that is connected to the brain that they can actually control with their mind. That's amazing. -Gemma Chan

Parents, of course, have concerns and 'say,' but they don't have the right to shield their children from knowledge. That is not a right, any more than they have the right to shield their children from healthcare or medicine. -Lawrence M. Krauss

I studied homeopathy for years and years. Herbs and all kinds of acupuncture, acupressure, alternative medicine. I think it's just better to treat the whole person. -Sissy Spacek

Throughout our history we have been tireless advocates for expanding access to high-quality, affordable medicine. This is especially true in the area of HIV/AIDS. -Heather Bresch

No one was talking about price decreases, but that does happen in the industry to keep medicine affordable. -Heather Bresch

We recognize the significant burden on patients from continued, rising insurance premiums and being forced increasingly to pay the full list price for medicines at the pharmacy counter. -Heather Bresch

You may not know it now, if you studied communications or engineering, law or medicine, business or classics: you're a storyteller, too. -Bonnie Hammer

There's been a myth perpetuated where people think, 'I need to go into consulting, banking, finance, law, or medicine to make a consistently reasonable amount of money.' People are now realizing that's not the case. -Fred Ehrsam

When someone is bothered by someone claiming lack of drinking water, lack of medicine for the sick, and lack of food for the hungry, that person has problems too deep to be explained in an interview. -Carmen Yulin Cruz

With modern medicine prolonging life no matter what condition you're in, it seems like we're working towards immortality by science. -Bill Pullman

I think, in general, medicine in the 21st century will switch from healing the sick to upgrading the healthy… If you find ways to repair the memory damaged by Alzheimer's disease or dementia and so forth, it is very likely that the same methods could be used to upgrade the memory of completely healthy people. -Yuval Noah Harari

In medicine, we spend billions each year on doing and a fraction of that amount on listening and reflecting. -Robert J. Waldinger

You can't get too excited about your own medicine. -Tyron Woodley

I spent my childhood trying to express myself, and I was not very good at it. In my town, most kids would take up engineering or medicine or something else, but acting was not an option. -Harshvardhan Rane

I don't think we should have less information in the world. The information age has yielded great advances in medicine, agriculture, transportation and many other fields. But the problem is twofold. One, we are assaulted with more information than any one of us can handle. Two, beyond the overload, too much information often leads to bad decisions. -Daniel Levitin

A lot of great medicines and ancient therapies are blocked by the FDA, so that's why I choose to travel and recognize the value of diverse points of view in medicine. -Yolanda Hadid

Before taking up law, I studied medicine for six months and then tried my hand at fashion designing for another six months. I wanted to find something that excited me. Finally, it was law that captured my interest. -Mawra Hocane

My personal medicine bundle is my backpack that I have at the top of the course. Each person's medicine bundle is different and sacred and not to be spoken of. I have some goodies in my bundle. And my power stone is a quartz crystal that I love and wear almost every day. -Jamie Anderson

There was a time not too long ago when American seniors were too often forced to go without food, medicine, and quality healthcare. But thanks to transformative programs like Social Security, most seniors in this country are provided the opportunity to live with the stability and peace of mind they have earned and deserve. -Mike Quigley

Making sure that people have access to preventive medicine for the first time ever as a nation? That's a big deal. -Brad Schneider

I'd encourage more young people to apply their talents beyond finance and consulting and to think about reshaping how medicines are brought to market and how the business is run. -Vivek Ramaswamy

In my opinion, in addition to the success we have achieved in launching new Vants and in pursuing development of a variety of drugs, one of our most important achievements has been the growth of Roivant itself as a platform to support the efficient identification and advancement of medicines across all of the companies in the Roivant family. -Vivek Ramaswamy

Strengthening our national network of Community Health Centers – one of the best kept secrets in medicine – can help counter America's growing access problem. -Danny K. Davis

With the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs, American taxpayers shouldn't be footing the bill for medicine going to waste. -Amy Klobuchar

Republicans and others who are in anguish over the possibility of socialized medicine ought to have to explain their ideology to a mother with a sick newborn. They ought to have to explain how this nation can debate health care and not mention how abysmal ours is. -Richard Cohen

It cannot be right in a world of increasing human progress – whether in medicine, space exploration or renewable energy – that so many people are denied the most basic human rights. -Paul Polman

I am still haunted by the memory of my Ugandan friends dying from HIV years ago because high prices kept the medicines they needed out of reach. -Winnie Byanyima

The high price of medicines is crippling healthcare systems and denying people access to the treatments they so desperately need. -Winnie Byanyima

I always thought when I left medicine it would just be a one-year timeout and I'd go back, but that's now turned into many more. -Holly Branson

I trained very hard to get into medicine, so I won't say I'll never go back to it. -Holly Branson

If one of you pass out and go to the emergency room, the hospital has to see you. But when you go to the emergency room, you've had a stroke, or you've had a heart attack. If you had preventative medicine, you could maybe be taking your high blood pressure medicine so you wouldn't have a stroke and cut down the costs. -Corrine Brown

Americans, like many citizens of rich countries, take for granted the legal and regulatory system, the public schools, health care and social security for the elderly, roads, defense and diplomacy, and heavy investments by the state in research, particularly in medicine. -Angus Deaton

I don't remember being put into the coma, but I do have a lot of weird memories from being under. This may be because I was in a coma via medicine rather than trauma. That time period played out for me as one long rambling dream where I was at a hospital to visit my boyfriend, who I thought was in an accident. -Emily V. Gordon

I want to do something in medicine, for sure. I don't know what, exactly, that entails, but something along those lines. -Nathan Chen

When patients reject official advice and proved medicine, they become more susceptible to quackery. -Carl Hart

Conservatives always knew that the Left made a concerted effort to dominate in the entertainment field because it's such a fabulous way to plant the seed of an agenda. Sugar helps the medicine go down, as does seeing it on the silver screen or hearing it in a catchy pop hook. -Dana Loesch

I used to work with a relief group that took care of the people in the dump. We took them food and water and medicine and built homes and took them to church services, whatever was needed. -Luis Alberto Urrea

We have telemedicine where, if you come into our office, you can go downstairs, and there's a machine there and a nurse there, and you talk to a doctor who works from a clinic down the street. It's just going to make a great health care system in the long run. We just have a lot of pains go through. -Bruce Broussard

I'm kind of like a folk singer mixed with soul, but I feel like if you really are a lover of hip-hop music, make the beat banging as possible and then put the message in so that people get the honey with the medicine. -India Arie

Part of the reason why my folks – why any immigrant family – wants their kids to go into law or medicine is because there's the promise of reliable work. That's a powerful idea that got hammered into my head growing up: Be this thing, or else you'll starve. -Marjorie Liu

This career is a relentless hustle because Hollywood is crowded with too many smart, talented people pursuing the same dream and the same pool of entertainment investment dollars. And unlike in law or medicine, there are no college degrees required – no barriers to entry. -Jay Chandrasekhar

When I was in India, I felt like being a full-time chef was a very unique career path. It was quite the contrast from the traditional fields like engineering and medicine and not necessarily considered a full time profession. -Maneet Chauhan

Just like medicine anywhere else, I get to walk through life with people in the midst sometimes of their most difficult and challenging circumstances they've faced – a terminal diagnosis, bad news, poor prognosis – and also the most joyful times with people, like the birth of a new baby. -Kent Brantly

I chose a career in medicine because I wanted a tangible skill with which to serve people. And so my role as a physician is my attempt to do that. -Kent Brantly

In the case of health information, I spent twenty-five years practicing medicine, and I was all too familiar with the fact that information wasn't properly shared, so I wouldn't know exactly what was in the hospital records; patients would be lost. Computerization gives the opportunity to actually get the information much better. -Mark Walport

In medicine, there is always a balance between risk and benefit. -Mark Walport

Wellcome Trust focuses on supporting outstanding researchers, accelerating the application of research, and exploring medicine in historical and cultural contexts. We believe passionately that breakthroughs emerge when the most talented researchers are given the resources and freedom they need to pursue their goals. -Mark Walport

I don't believe that you should punish the people of Iraq because you don't like their leader. Saddam Hussein is not being punished. He's fat, and he is eating enough food and living in palaces. But his people are punished by denying them food and medicine. -Mahathir Mohamad

Fortunately, most religious people accept medicine as a gift from God and reap the benefits of both realms. -Caroline Fraser

I do worry that as we try to fix this long-term debt and deficit situation that we don't destroy the market incentives for biomedical research. What I fear is the government using its considerable clout to say, 'Here's the price we're setting for your medicines.' -Kenneth Frazier

Affordability is critical so that patients have access to medicines. At the same time, it's also important that we have the kind of incentives that allow us to do the kinds of studies that we need to do to go after these diseases like Alzheimer's. -Kenneth Frazier

To be a comic, you must reveal yourself in your most grotesque nudity. And it's only then, when the truth gets told, when the audience recognizes it somewhere in themselves, that they get that great medicine of laughter. -Melissa Leo

We Anglophones have reasons for adopting strange diets. Increasingly, we live alone. We have an unprecedented choice of foods, and we're not sure what's in them or whether they're good for us. And we expect to customize practically everything: parenting, news, medicines, even our own faces. -Pamela Druckerman

I don't have a medicine cabinet. -Elizabeth Berg

It's O.K. if you've got a smartphone app or a social network, and you go live with it before it's ready; people aren't going to die. But with medicine, it's different. -John Carreyrou

The Roots know how to give their audience some medicine without them even realizing it. -Phoebe Robinson

Humour is the be-all and end-all medicine of human existence. -Debra Granik

In terms of medicine, I've generally been pretty interested in public health issues as they relate to sub-Saharan Africa on a broad scale – HIV/AIDS, malaria etc. -Uzodinma Iweala

To me, what socialism means is to guarantee a basic level of dignity. It's asserting the value of saying that the America we want and the America that we are proud of is one in which all children can access a dignified education. It's one in which no person is too poor to have the medicines they need to live. -Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I work at a non-profit called ALS Worldwide, where we work with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) patients and families. It is often heavy work, but I'm grateful to be able to contribute to the ALS community. I'm constantly learning about science and medicine, and I have the honor of corresponding with patients throughout the world. -Chloe Benjamin

Robotics, manufacturing, medicine, farming, energy – all will be pushed to and beyond their limits and, by so doing, will advance at speeds far faster than without the impetus and challenge of opening a frontier – thus also raising the odds of survival in our favor. -Rick Tumlinson

My choice of learning pharmacy was driven by my interests, curiosity, and a desire to seek new medicines for patients. -Tu Youyou

From our research experience in discovering artemisinin, we learned the strengths of both Chinese and Western medicine. There is great potential for future advances if these strengths can be fully integrated. -Tu Youyou

It is my dream that Chinese medicine will help us conquer life-threatening diseases worldwide and that people across the globe will enjoy its benefits for health promotion. -Tu Youyou

Artemisinin… is a true gift from old Chinese medicine. But this is not the only instance in which the wisdom of Chinese medicine has borne fruit. -Tu Youyou

I'm a strong believer in modern medicine. I think it has its use in society. I think it adds longevity to our life expectancy. -Rob Van Dam

We say women have made great strides: in biology, in many areas of chemistry, in many places, women are now the majority of medical students. But when I began my career, that wasn't the case. There were very strong stereotypes in biology and medicine. -Carol S. Dweck

Making important medicine more available and affordable is a great thing for the country, and Netmeds is one the mainstays in the space. They have a long legacy in the pharma business, and they are making it easier for people to stay healthy. -MS Dhoni

My mother insists women must have financial independence, which is why I completed my degree in medicine. -Sai Pallavi

I was drawn to medicine because I'm fond of serving. In college, we go to the orphanage every week, see patients first-hand. -Sai Pallavi

I do believe that laughter is the best medicine – it cures everything. -Radhika Apte

All medicine is made to make you better. If it did the opposite, it would be malpractice. -Chael Sonnen

If you're going to make comments on economy, study economy. If you're gonna make comments on world history, make sure you learn world history. If you're gonna save lives and be a doctor, you need to study medicine. Then, you will be able to make comments on economy, on medicine, and on world history. -Yoel Romero

Music is like a medicine. -Stromae

In our community, we are encouraged to take up professions like medicine or engineering that offer consistency and job security. Acting is not a 'real' profession. -Nushrat Bharucha

I don't think you should rely on medicine. I think you should rely upon herbal doctors, acupuncture, and doctors outside the medical world, with different kinds and forms of treatment. -Engelbert Humperdinck

In medicine, all over the world, there are always going to be mistakes made. -Jeremy Hunt

We believe that when prosperity comes to any country, people want to look and feel better. Hence the demand for aesthetics medicine would increase. -Subhash Chandra

To those who say: 'Why pay for a gym when the outdoors is free?' I say this. In nature, there are no medicine balls. You can lie on an outsized gourd doing sit-ups, but in reality, outsized gourds are hard to come by unless you live in a farmers' market. -Sue Perkins

I'm not a luddite. Science, computers, medicine, they're all great. But nature is context. That which we can't control. Its constant mortality and immortality is an answer to the terror of finite existence. It reassures the soul. -Victoria Coren Mitchell

I believe eating is a form of medicine, a reasoned way of giving your body and mind what it needs. -Connie Nielsen

Do I need to know about medicine to solve the health problem in Brazil? Do I need to know about agriculture to advance the agribusiness? -Jair Bolsonaro

If you're sick, you should be able to see a doctor. And if you're seen, you should be able to afford the bill and your medicine without going broke. There is absolutely nothing radical about this. -Eric Swalwell

One time, I palmed some medicine balls, just because people wanted to see if I could do it. -Jahlil Okafor

My parents have always been incredibly supportive, driving me back and forth to Stratford and so on. They realised from an early age that I wouldn't go into medicine because I couldn't do biology and chemistry. -Gwilym Lee

One of my favorite things about traveling is experimenting with different workouts in different gyms. If I can't get to a Gold's Gym, and I'm stuck in a small hotel gym, and it's only got a medicine ball and a treadmill, how am I going to make sure I get a decent workout from this environment? I love that challenge. -Buddy Murphy

There's a classic medical aphorism: 'Listen to the patient; they're telling you the diagnosis.' Actually, a lot of patients are just telling you a lot of rubbish, and you have to stop them and ask the pertinent questions. But, yes, in both drama and medicine, isolated facts can accumulate to create the narrative. -Jed Mercurio

I come from gender-balanced workplaces. I started off working in medicine, and when I went through med school, it's 50/50 men and women. And when I started working as a doctor, it's 50/50 men and women. So I've always been very accustomed to women occupying pivotal roles in the professional environment. -Jed Mercurio

I was almost on the verge of studying medicine. But then, I realised I would have to give up singing. That is when it dawned on me that I could have a career in music. -Andrea Jeremiah

There are certain games where you have to hold your hands up, take your medicine, and move on to the next one. -Mark Hughes

I studied the sciences up until going to college, and I was either going to do medicine or drama. I chose drama, but I come from a whole line of doctors. -Elizabeth Henstridge

Most people, when they think about going into medicine, they think they have to give up their lives, and I was the prime example that you didn't need to do that. -Mikhail Varshavski

Originally, I was in high school, and I was studying biology, and I got really interested in the field of medicine. And then, I got a lot of early exposure to it because my father's a physician, and I saw the relationship that he had with his patients, and it was something that drew my attention to how wonderful the field was. -Mikhail Varshavski

I was not a person who you would find on social media traditionally, but when I was introduced to Instagram, I saw it as a way to show other medical students on their journey that you don't have to give up your life to study medicine. The stigma that you can't have a life in medical school was a fallacy, and I was the living proof of that. -Mikhail Varshavski

Luck does play a huge role in whatever field you're practicing, whether that's medicine, acting, singing; but the way you make luck work for you is you constantly put yourself in a position to get lucky. -Mikhail Varshavski

The field of medicine is one you have to have a lot of dedication to enter. -Mikhail Varshavski

When you do a telemedicine visit, you don't do a proper physical exam. -Mikhail Varshavski

First I was going to be a football player, then after that try to study medicine or engineering. But it was very difficult to do medicine, so I did engineering. -Manuel Pellegrini

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