Quotes on Medicine and Doctors

“Doctors pour drugs of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, into human beings of whom they know nothing”



“One set of figures, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and quoted ever after, shows that medicine is the fourth main killer in the USA, and that the number of deaths from a prescription drug has been likened to a jumbo jet crashing every other day.”

(Source: Journal of the American Medical Association, 2004; 291: 1238-45).


“To A progressive and unprejudiced thinkers it becomes clear that the Universe is not at the mercy of blind forces, but is governed by unchangeable laws; and that the phenomena of life and growth are the result of the wonderful and inimitable creative chemistry of Nature which unceasingly works towards perfection. “

Otto Carque (1925)


“Any prohibition which seeks to legislate a man’s appetite goes beyond the bounds of reason… In that it attempts to make a criminal out of someone whom is not a criminal….  And a crime out of something that is not a crime, therefore it goes against the very foundation upon which this government was established.”

Abe Lincoln – Dec 1860.


Orthodox medicine has not found an answer to your complaint. However, lucky for you, I happen to be a quack.

–Richter cartoon caption


While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.

–Benjamin Franklin


He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.

~Chinese Proverb


“Frustrate a Frenchman, he will drink himself to death; an
Irishman, he will die of angry hypertension; a Dane, he
will shoot himself; an American, he will get drunk, shoot
you, then establish a million dollar aid program for your
relatives. Then he will die of an ulcer.”



Ozone as Janus: this controversial gas can be either toxic or
medically useful.

Ozone is an intrinsically toxic gas and its hazardous employment has
led to a poor consideration of ozone therapy. The aim of this review
is to indicate that a wrong dogma and several misconceptions thwart
progress: in reality, properly performed ozone therapy, carried out
by expert physicians, can be very useful when orthodox medicine
appears inadequate. The unbelievable versatility of ozone therapy is
due to the cascade of ozone-derived compounds able to act on several
targets leading to a multifactorial correction of a pathological
state. During the past decade, contrary to all expectations, it has
been demonstrated that the judicious application of ozone in chronic
infectious diseases, vasculopathies, orthopaedics and even dentistry
has yielded such striking results that it is deplorable that the
medical establishment continues to ignore ozone therapy.

Bocci V.


Department of Physiology, University of Siena, Italy.
I always divide people into two groups. Those who live by what they know to be a lie, and those who live by what they believe, falsely, to be the truth.

~ Christopher Hampton


Medicine being a compendium of the successive and contradictory mistakes of medical practitioners, when we summon the wisest of them to our aid, the chances are that we may be relying on a scientific truth the error of which will be recognized in a few years’ time.

– Marcel Proust.


The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.

– Thomas A Edison


..the estimated total number of iatrogenic deaths—that is, deaths induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures— in the US annually is 783,936…….while 553,251 died of cancer.

– Gary Null, et al., Death by Medicine


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

Alice James


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

French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist (1694 – 1778)