Martin H. Fischer

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Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
A conclusion is the place where you got tired thinking.
A doctor must work eighteen hours a day and seven days a week. If you cannot console yourself to this, get out of the profession. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
A man who cannot work without his hypodermic needle is a poor doctor. The amount of narcotic you use is inversely proportional to your skill. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Diagnosis is not the end, but the beginning of practice.
Don't confuse hypothesis and theory. The former is a possible explanation; the latter, the correct one. The establishment of theory is the very purpose of science. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Don't despise empiric truth. Lots of things work in practice for which the laboratory has never found proof. Truth ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Facts are not science - as the dictionary is not literature. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
First need in the reform of hospital management? That's easy! The death of all dietitians, and the resurrection of a French chef. Death
Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Here's good advice for practice: go into partnership with nature; she does more than half the work and asks none of the fee. Nature ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I find that most men would rather have their bellies opened for five hundred dollars than have a tooth pulled for five.
In diagnosis think of the easy first.
In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding equals ten dollars' worth of medical science. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
None of the great discoveries was made by a 'specialist' or a 'researcher'.
Research has been called good business, a necessity, a gamble, a game. It is none of these - it's a state of mind. Business, Commerce & Finance
The great doctors all got their education off dirt pavements and poverty - not marble floors and foundations. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
The practice of medicine is a thinker's art the practice of surgery a plumber's. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
We humans are the greatest of earth's parasites.
When a man lacks mental balance in pneumonia he is said to be delirious. When he lacks mental balance without the pneumonia, he is pronounced insane by all smart doctors.
Whenever ideas fail, men invent words.
You must learn to talk clearly. The jargon of scientific terminology which rolls off your tongues is mental garbage.