Doctoring — the Hurt and the Healer

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Flannery O'Connor

“Doctors always think anybody doing something they aren’t is a quack; also they think all patients are idiots.”
― Flannery O’ConnorThe Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O’Connor
Leo Tolstoy

“Though the doctors treated him, let his blood, and gave him medications to drink, he nevertheless recovered.”
― Leo TolstoyWar and Peace


“The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.”
― Voltaire
Norman Cousins

“Each patient carries his own doctor inside him.”
― Norman CousinsAnatomy Of An Illness

Margaret Mitchell

“Fo’ Gawd, Miss Scarlett! We’s got ter have a doctah. Ah- Ah- Miss Scarlett, Ah doan know nuthin’ ’bout bringin’ babies. -Prissy”

― Margaret MitchellGone with the Wind