Top Quotes from Martin H. Fischer

By | September 5, 2016

A conclusion is the place where you got tired thinking.

Martin H. Fischer

A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions.

Martin H. Fischer

The practice of medicine is a thinker’s art the practice of surgery a plumber’s.

Martin H. Fischer

Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.

Martin H. Fischer

Diagnosis is not the end, but the beginning of practice.

Martin H. Fischer

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.

Martin H. Fischer

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.

Martin H. Fischer

We humans are the greatest of earth’s parasites.

Martin H. Fischer

Facts are not science – as the dictionary is not literature.

Martin H. Fischer

Don’t despise empiric truth. Lots of things work in practice for which the laboratory has never found proof.

Martin H. Fischer

You must learn to talk clearly. The jargon of scientific terminology which rolls off your tongues is mental garbage.

Martin H. Fischer

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.

Martin H. Fischer

Here’s good advice for practice: go into partnership with nature; she does more than half the work and asks none of the fee.

Martin H. Fischer

In diagnosis think of the easy first.

Martin H. Fischer

In the sick room, ten cents’ worth of human understanding equals ten dollars’ worth of medical science.

Martin H. Fischer

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them.

Martin H. Fischer

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.

Martin H. Fischer

First need in the reform of hospital management? That’s easy! The death of all dietitians, and the resurrection of a French chef.

Martin H. Fischer

I find that most men would rather have their bellies opened for five hundred dollars than have a tooth pulled for five.

Martin H. Fischer

None of the great discoveries was made by a ‘specialist’ or a ‘researcher’.

Martin H. Fischer

Research has been called good business, a necessity, a gamble, a game. It is none of these – it’s a state of mind.

Martin H. Fischer

The great doctors all got their education off dirt pavements and poverty – not marble floors and foundations.

Martin H. Fischer

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.

Martin H. Fischer

Whenever ideas fail, men invent words.

Martin H. Fischer

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