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Navy Studied

I studied at the Hebrew University Medical Faculty, graduated, and was an Israel Defense Forces' combat physician on a Navy ship.

- Aaron Ciechanover

Abuse Use

Understand that legal and illegal are political, and often arbitrary, categorizations; use and abuse are medical, or clinical, distinctions.

- Abbie Hoffman

Him Last

You know what they call the fellow who finishes last in his medical school graduating class? They call him 'Doctor.'

- Abe Lemons

About Specialized

What we need in medical schools is not to teach empathy, as much as to preserve it - the process of learning huge volumes of information about disease, of learning a specialized language, can ironically make one lose sight of the patient one came to serve; empathy can be replaced by cynicism.

- Abraham Verghese

Third Clinical

Students undergo a conversion in the third year of medical school - not pre-clinical to clinical, but pre-cynical to cynical.

- Abraham Verghese

Looking Back Role

Certainly when I got to medical school, I had role models of the kind of physicians I wanted to be. I had an uncle who, looking back, was probably not the most-educated physician around, but he carried it off so well.

- Abraham Verghese

Year Specialized

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

University Spent

After I spent my compulsory army service in the 'top secret office' of the Medical Forces, where I was fortunate to be exposed to clinical and medical issues, I enrolled to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

- Ada Yonath

Constant Alongside

My memories from my childhood are centered on my father's medical conditions alongside my constant desire to understand the principles of the nature around me.

- Ada Yonath

New Inventions

Patents have a place in medical science - for new inventions that advance the state of knowledge.

- Adam Cohen

Hours Helping

When medical students focus on helping others, they're able to weather the slings and arrows of long hours and devastating health outcomes: they know their colleagues and patients are depending on them.

- Adam Grant

Treat Pathology

When I was 10 years old, a cousin of mine took me on a tour of his medical school. And as a special treat, he took me to the pathology lab and took a real human brain out of the jar and placed it in my hands. And there it was, the seat of human consciousness, the powerhouse of the human body, sitting in my hands.

- Aditi Shankardass

Some Pacemaker

At some point in every person's life, you will need an assisted medical device - whether it's your glasses, your contacts, or as you age and you have a hip replacement or a knee replacement or a pacemaker. The prosthetic generation is all around us.

- Aimee Mullins

Practical Like

I like the values associated with a medical family - common sense, being practical but also thoughtful.

- Alain de Botton

Education City

My opportunity to design school choice systems began in 2003 with a phone call from Jeremy Lack at the New York City Department of Education. He knew of my work on the medical match and wondered if similar efforts might help reorganize the dysfunctional, congested system then used to match students to high schools.

- Alvin E. Roth

Half Feels

I have used Twitter for so many things, from places to stay, places to go, things to do, things I need, medical advice, you name it. Especially when I'm on tour, it really feels like I'm being taken care of by half a million people. It is like having a mom.

- Amanda Palmer

Harm Prescription

Prescription: A physician's guess at what will best prolong the situation with least harm to the patient.

- Ambrose Bierce

Why Access

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

Critical Helping

The vast majority of people who speak to me say they have had brilliant care. When they are critical, their concern tends not to be directed at the medical side but the ancillary things that surround it, such as helping patients to eat meals, cleanliness, and making sure that when patients have a problem, they are listened to.

- Andrew Lansley

Study Means

When I went to the University, the medical school was the only place where one could hope to find the means to study life, its nature, its origins, and its ills.

- Albert Claude

Buy Devices

Oh there are lots of doctors and medical professionals out there who buy my devices at whole sale price.

- Alex Chiu

Could Honestly

Honestly, being a doctor could make you more close minded than regular people.

- Alex Chiu

I Am Treatment

I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.

- Alexander the Great

Practice Doing

Perhaps I will stay in Chicago and operate on human beings instead of on dogs. From a business standpoint, it would be excellent. But, as I hate medical practice, I would like better to make little money in doing scientific work than a great deal in doing surgical operations.

- Alexis Carrel

Social Bodies

A democratic medical establishment does not alter people's bodies to fit regressive social norms; it advocates for patients by demanding the social body get its act together.

- Alice Dreger

Woman Rather

When I ask my medical students to describe their image of a woman who elects to birth with a midwife rather than with an obstetrician, they generally describe a woman who wears long cotton skirts, braids her hair, eats only organic vegan food, does yoga, and maybe drives a VW microbus.

- Alice Dreger

Bring Scientific

Many medical students, like most American patients, confuse science and technology. They think that what it means to be a scientific doctor is to bring to bear the maximum amount of technology on any given patient. And this makes them dangerous.

- Alice Dreger

Wrote Made

Every article I wrote in those days, every speech I made, is full of pleading for the recognition of lead poisoning as a real and serious medical problem.

- Alice Hamilton

Feminine Here

When I talked to my medical friends about the strange silence on this subject in American medical magazines and textbooks, I gained the impression that here was a subject tainted with Socialism or with feminine sentimentality for the poor.

- Alice Hamilton

Sense Degradation

One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience.

- Alice James

Other Hospitals

Citizens must pressure the American Hospital Association, the American Public Health Association, the Centers for Disease Control and other relevant governmental agencies to make greening our hospitals and medical centers a top priority so that they themselves don't create even more illness.

- Andrew Weil

Environmental Fact

We need to accept the seemingly obvious fact that a toxic environment can make people sick and that no amount of medical intervention can protect us. The health care community must become a powerful political lobby for environmental policy and legislation.

- Andrew Weil

One Day Needed

My mother-in-law, Nanny, spent her working years as a bookkeeper at a medical office in Columbus, Ohio. Like so many Americans, she worked hard and paid into Medicare, knowing that one day she could count on having high-quality health care when she needed it most.

- Ann McLane Kuster

Strong Making

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

- Anne Wojcicki

Records Shop

It's crazy to me that in this world of electronic medical records Walmart has so much information about how we shop, but no one has that information about our health. Why can't my doctor say, 'Wow, Anne, based on your lifestyle and behavior, you're five years from being diabetic.' But I can go to Target, and they know exactly what I'm going to buy.

- Anne Wojcicki

Genetic FDA

FDA clearance is an important step on the path towards getting genetic information integrated with routine medical care.

- Anne Wojcicki

Industry Insane

The paternalism of the medical industry is insane.

- Anne Wojcicki

Art College

After art college, I got a job as a medical illustrator, and I was pretty good. I had to imagine what was going on in the operations because the photographs just showed a mess.

- Anthony Browne

Here Plane

Flying back from New York, the flight attendant said 'God, I wished you were here yesterday, we had a stroke on the plane. I said, if I have a stroke on a plane, I hope the pretend doctor isn't the one on the plane. I want a real doctor.

- Anthony Edwards

I Think Very

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

Only Difference

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

- Anton Chekhov

Other Lawful

Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.

- Anton Chekhov

College May

You may be in a medical or engineering college, but not all will stand first in class. It depends on who studies the most.

- Anupam Kher

Business Everybody

I don't feel one's personal medical condition is everybody's business. It just isn't something you advertise, and it's not open to discussion.

- Aretha Franklin

Industry Been

Consumer technology and medical tools have been created to benefit our daily lives. Without self-regulation, though, the industry could be at risk of potentially halting years of innovation and stunting growth in this field.

- Ariel Garten

Best Way Reduce

The best way to reduce the cost of medical care is to reduce the illness.

- Arlen Specter

Which Discovered

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

Doctor Weakness

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind; the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity.

- Arthur Schopenhauer

College Through

One goes through school, college, medical school and one's internship learning little or nothing about goodness but a good deal about success.

- Ashley Montagu

Test Like

Fraudulent and improper payments have long bedeviled Medicare, a $466 billion program. In particular, payments for durable medical equipment, like power wheelchairs and diabetic test kits, are ripe for fraud.

- Charles Duhigg

Very Profession

A placebo is a phony cure that works. This is very hard for the medical profession to get their teeth around because they hate placebos, but scientifically, placebos work in about 30% of cases that are psychogenic diseases.

- Charles Jencks

Game Country

School districts around the country, and the taxpayers that support them, have a moral right to the information the NFL might have concerning the medical aspects of the game, and to assess the risks to the students in their charge. Colleges have a moral right to that information for the same reasons.

- Charlie Pierce

Gift Lucky

Mammograms are really sort of a gift. You can either catch something early or count your lucky stars because nothing was discovered. Either way, you're ahead of the game.

- Charlotte Ross

Dedicated Within

Medical professionals are as skilled and as dedicated as any, but they operate within a fragmented system that has not progressed as far as we have in aviation.

- Chesley Sullenberger

Medicine Within

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

Thought Before

I wanted to be an actor ever since I got on stage for the first time, aged 13. Before that, I thought I might follow in the medical footsteps of my parents: my father was a doctor, my mother a pharmacist.

- Chiwetel Ejiofor

Teacher Benefits

A retired teacher paid $62,000 towards her pension and nothing, yes nothing, for full family medical, dental and vision coverage over her entire career. What will we pay her? $1.4 million in pension benefits and another $215,000 in health care benefit premiums over her lifetime.

- Chris Christie

Technology Truly

Medical Device technology is truly interdisciplinary.

- Chris Toumazou

Treatment Use

For me, the ability to use semiconductor sequencing to provide a medical diagnosis in just a few hours that once took days is a crucial step in saving the lives of patients. This is particularly significant for the treatment of sepsis, where every minute matters.

- Chris Toumazou

United States Been

Although awareness of cancer's prevalence in the United States improves and medical advances in the field abound, pancreatic cancer has largely been absent from the list of major success stories.

- Chris Van Hollen

Some Other

I don't think there's any independent cartoonist whose stuff I don't like or respect in at least some way or another. We're all marginal laborers - we're practically medical oddities - so I don't see why we can't all be nice to each other.

- Chris Ware

Believe Doing

I don't believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life. As fast as we create ways to extend it we are inventing ways to shorten it.

- Christiaan Barnard

Yes Agent

Yes, there is a story about Agent Orange, and we knew that it harmed our troops and we knew how long it was to get the medical community to accept that, the military to accept it, the VA to accept it.

- Christopher Shays

Broke Van

I broke two knuckles in my right hand when I gave Jean-Claude Van Damme an attitude adjustment. I got nothing except a medical bill.

- Chuck Zito

Hospitals Other

I think 'Red Band Society' is unique because not only is it focusing on a pediatric ward, but it's from the view from the patient, not from the view of the doctors. So we're getting to see a whole other side of hospitals and medical series life that we haven't been able to see before.

- Ciara Bravo

Love I Love

I love the Discovery Channel. I love all sorts of medical shows.

- Cote de Pablo

Love Channel

I love the Discovery Channel. I love all sorts of medical shows. I love a show called 'Diagnosis: Unknown.'

- Cote de Pablo

Giving Up Admire

What I really admire are people like my daughter, Victoria, who don't give up, who have daily medical challenges and medical conditions. They go on with their lives and make the best of it, not giving up even when it's not easy.

- Craig Mello

Think Been

I think my demise has been prematurely reported. That's what I think. I think I'm going take this and make medical history, and I really believe that.

- Craig Sager

Everyone Part

Privacy with medical information is a fallacy. If everyone's information is out there, it's part of the collective.

- Craig Venter

Pretending Anybody

To anybody who says to me, 'I'm in character,' I say, 'You should be in an asylum.' If you don't know that you're pretending, then you should really seek medical help. I don't have patience for that stuff.

- D. B. Sweeney

City Through

I did live through Katrina and also Hurricane Rita, which hit Lake Charles. Interestingly, when Katrina hit, they evacuated and Lake Charles was one of the evacuation destinations. We opened up the civic center of the city to the evacuees and provided them free medical and psychiatric care there.

- Dale Archer

Very Providing

For me, a good thriller must teach me something about the real world. Thrillers like 'Coma,' 'The Hunt for Red October' and 'The Firm' all captivated me by providing glimpses into realms about which I knew very little - medical science, submarine technology and the law.

- Dan Brown

Devices Harm

The smuggling and distribution of misbranded drugs and medical devices of uncertain foreign origin has the potential for serious harm to patients.

- Dana Boente

I Think Very

I think I wanted to be a doctor. In Iran, the engineering and medical professions are worshipped. My father very much wanted me to be a doctor. I was certainly eager to please as a young man - as a kid, I should say.

- Dara Khosrowshahi

Grow Happen

Where does my body end and an invader start? And cancer, a tumor, is something you grow out of your own tissue. How does that happen? Where does medical ability end and start?

- Dave deBronkart

Access Adequate

Ensuring Americans have access to adequate medical care should be a priority for all of us.

- Dave Reichert

Decade By The Time

I believe we can prevent or delay most disease until the 9th or 10th decade. The goal is to prevent anything that can affect your quality of life prior to those years! By the time many of us get to the 9th or 10th decade, who knows where the new medical and science will take us? I am an optimist!

- David Agus

Insurance Seniors

No one wants to go back to a situation where, if you have a pre-existing medical condition, you, you can be deprived of coverage. No one wants to go back to a situation where, if you get seriously ill, you can get thrown off your insurance. Seniors don't want to go back to paying more for their prescription drugs.

- David Axelrod

Thought Fact

Yet it looks as if the thing we use to solve our problems with is the source of our problems. It's like going to the doctor and having him make you ill. In fact, in 20% of medical cases we do apparently have that going on. But in the case of thought, its far over 20%.

- David Bohm

Him Frank

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

Reason Very

In strictly medical terms, there's no difference between HIV and diabetes; they're not curable, but they're very, very highly treatable, and early information is power. The only thing - literally the only thing - that is different is the stigma. And we have to overcome it, because it is now the only reason people are dying.

- David Furnish

Been Very

In the 20th century, we had a century where at the beginning of the century, most of the world was agricultural and industry was very primitive. At the end of that century, we had men in orbit, we had been to the moon, we had people with cell phones and colour televisions and the Internet and amazing medical technology of all kinds.

- David Gerrold

I Think Translator

As a physician and as a pilot, I think it lets me be a pretty good translator having one foot in the medical world and one foot in the flying world. Sometimes when the medical guys come in and speak medical stuff to the pilots, the pilots really don't know what they're saying.

- David M. Brown

Through Been

Over the years, HIV/AIDS activists and their allies have been pioneers in creating new frontiers in the medical establishment. Through their efforts, the FDA drug approval procedures were reformed so promising new therapies could reach desperate patients quicker.

- David Mixner

Subject Benefits

Scientists should not do animal testing if there is any alternative, but subject to that, I would support it on grounds of the medical benefits.

- David Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Turville

Imminent Implied

There can be no stronger claim to a physician's assistance than at the time when death is imminent, a moral judgment implied by the state's own recognition of the legitimacy of medical procedures necessarily hastening the moment of impending death.

- David Souter

Health Through

The medical literature tells us that the most effective ways to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's, and many more problems are through healthy diet and exercise. Our bodies have evolved to move, yet we now use the energy in oil instead of muscles to do our work.

- David Suzuki

Through Records

Whether it's by helping us search for health-related information, connecting us with doctors through online portals, or enabling us to store and retrieve our medical records online, the Internet is starting to show the promise it has to transform the way people interact with and improve their own health and wellness.

- Dean Ornish

Anybody Scientist

I am as non-accepting of medical quackery and unscientific approaches as anybody else. I've grown up as a card-carrying scientist, and I know the power of science to answer questions, and for many questions I don't know of anything better than scientific approaches to answer them.

- Dean Ornish

Practice How

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

- Dean Ornish

Lose Insurance

Five thousand people every day lose their home because of a medical bankruptcy. Most of them had insurance.

- Debbie Stabenow

Seniors Made

Long gone are the days when hospital stays and surgeries made up the bulk of seniors' annual medical expenses.

- Jim Gerlach

Very Residency

The downside to becoming a doctor, I think, is it's a very long process; four years of medical school, three years of internship, two years of residency, umpteen years of specialization, and then finally you get to be what you have trained almost all your life for.

- Jim Lee

Pain New

Researches tested a new form of medical marijuana that treats pain but doesn't get the user high, prompting patients who need medical marijuana to declare, 'Thank you?'

- Jimmy Fallon

Like Most

I couldn't make a headphone look like a piece of medical equipment or a toy, as most headphones do.

- Jimmy Iovine

College Through

Medical research is needed, and I just saw there was a need for help that the government - state or federal - was not spending the taxpayers' money on helping people get through college.

- Joe Jamail

Education Given

For every dollar we have given to athletics, we have given about 27 to higher education or medical research.

- Joe Jamail

Why Healthier

In the future, it's going to become more and more impossible for the economy to support how expensive medical care is and the number of sick people we have. Why don't we just get our population healthier so we don't need medical care?

- Joel Fuhrman

Trend Examinations

The grounding in natural sciences which I obtained in the course of my medical studies, including preliminary examinations in botany, zoology, physics, and chemistry, was to become decisive in determining the trend of my literary work.

- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen