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Physiology Quotes and Sayings
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A physician's physiology has much the same relation
to his power of healing as a cleric's divinity has
to his power of influencing conduct.
- Samuel Butler

Related topics: Medical

Just as the science and art of agriculture depend upon chemistry and botany,
so the art of education depends upon physiology and psychology.
- Edward Thorndike

Osteoporosis, as the third threat, is particularly
attributable to women's physiology.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Physiology and psychology cover, between them,
the field of vital phenomena; they deal with the facts of life at large,
and in particular with the facts of human life.
- Wilhelm Wundt

 

In my second year, after moving to the Medical School,
I began the courses of Anatomy and Physiology.
I had begun to see that I was interested in cells and their functions.
- Sydney Brenner

Physiology has, at last, gained control over the nerves
which stimulate the gastric glands and the pancreas.
- Ivan Pavlov

The inquiries of the jurist are in truth prosecuted
much as inquiry in physic and physiology was prosecuted
before observation had taken the place of assumption.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

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One of the problems with sex education...
is that it also strips kids - especially girls -
of their modesty to have every detail of anatomy,
physiology and condom usage made explicit.
- James Dobson

The churches...
have lost much of their authority over youth because
they have refused to re-examine their religious sanctions
and their dogmatic preaching in the light of modern physiology,
psychology and sociology.
- Agnes E. Meyer

Physiology seeks to derive the processes in our own
nervous system from general physical forces,
without considering whether these processes are or
are not accompanied by processes of consciousness.
- Wilhelm Wundt

Without renouncing the support of physics,
it is possible for the physiology of the senses,
not only to pursue its own course of development,
but also to afford to physical science itself powerful assistance.
- Ernst Mach

Physiology is concerned with all those phenomena of
life that present them selves to us in sense perception as bodily processes,
and accordingly form part of that total environment
which we name the external world.
- Wilhelm Wundt

Physiology is the science which treats of the properties of organic bodies,
animal and vegetable, of the phenomena they present,
and of the laws which govern their actions.
Inorganic substances are the objects of other sciences,
- physics and chemistry.
- Johannes P. Muller

The task of physiological psychology remains the same
in the analysis of ideas that it was in the investigation of sensations:
to act as mediator between the neighbouring sciences
of physiology and psychology.
- Wilhelm Wundt

I set up a laboratory in the Department of Physiology
in the Medical School in South Africa and begin to
try to find a bacteriophage system which we might use
to solve the genetic code.
- Sydney Brenner

Thanks to our present surgical methods in physiology
we can demonstrate at any time almost all phenomena
of digestion without the loss of even a single drop of blood,
without a single scream from the animal undergoing the experiment.
- Ivan Pavlov

The physician can bury his mistakes,
but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines -
so they should go as far as possible from home
to build their first buildings.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Deceive not thy physician, confessor,
nor lawyer.
- George Herbert

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

The physician's highest calling, his only calling,
is to make sick people healthy - to heal,
as it is termed.
- Samuel Hahnemann

As a physician, I know many doctors want to utilize new technology,
but they find the cost prohibitive.
- Nathan Deal

From your confessor, lawyer and physician,
hide not your case on no condition.
- John Harington

Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
- Khalil Gibran

The patient's autonomy always, always should be respected,
even if it is absolutely contrary - the decision is
contrary to best medical advice and what the physician wants.
- Jack Kevorkian

One of the first duties of the physician is to educate
the masses not to take medicine.
- William Osler

I learned very early that our health is always impaired
by some excess either of food or abstinence,
and I never had any physician except myself.
- Giacomo Casanova

Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse
than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes.
- Sophocles

I decided I wanted to be a physician when I was seven years old.
- Samuel Wilson

Given one well-trained physician of the highest type
he will do better work for a thousand people than ten specialists.
- William J. Mayo

Our role is to develop techniques that allow us to
provide emergency life-saving procedures to injured patients in an extreme,
remote environment without the presence of a physician.
- Chris Hadfield

The glimpses of human strength and frailty that a physician sees are with me still.
- Daniel Nathans

The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life,
the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician.
- William J. Mayo

A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ,
more even than the whole man - he must view the man in his world.
- Harvey Cushing

The good physician treats the disease;
the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.
- William Osler

The first duties of the physician is to educate the
masses not to take medicine.
- William Osler

A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no
right to call himself a physician.
- Hippocrates

The art of healing comes from nature,
not from the physician.
Therefore the physician must start from nature,
with an open mind.
- Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus

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

I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease.
- John Donne

What sense would it make or what would it benfit a
physician if he discovered the origin of the diseases
but could not cure or alleviate them?
- Paracelsus

As a physician, I understand how important it is to
collect data on people so we can understand what's happening with them.
I will be in the position to help enable that knowledge.
- Laurel Clark

Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release,
the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure,
and the comforter of him whom time cannot console.
- Charles Caleb Colton

The physician must give heed to the region in which the patient lives,
that is to say, to its type and peculiarities.
- Paracelsus

He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The physician must not only be the healer,
but often the consoler.
- Harriot K. Hunt

The young physician starts life with 20 drugs for each disease,
and the old physician ends life with one drug for 20 diseases.
- William Osler

Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician.
- Matthew Prior

In addition the bill would expand an existing law "conscience
clause" that protects physician training programs that
refuse to provide training for abortion procedures.
- Ken Calvert

We'd like to have immediate answers to all of our questions.
I think medicine in particular.
I found it frustrating as a physician sometimes to
not be able to tell someone exactly why something was happening to them.
There are still so many mysteries in medicine.
- Laurel Clark

A blank wall of social and professional antagonism
faces the woman physician that forms a situation of
singular and painful loneliness,
leaving her without support, respect or professional counsel.
- Elizabeth Blackwell

A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient,
nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever.
Just so should a wise man treat all mankind,
as a physician does his patient, and look upon them
only as sick and extravagant.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

This familiarity with a respected physician and my
appreciation of his work,
or the tragedy I experienced with the long,
tormented agony and death of my mother might have influenced
me in wanting to study medicine.
It was not the case.
- Albert Claude

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

The human body experiences a powerful gravitational
pull in the direction of hope.
That is why the patient's hopes are the physician's secret weapon.
They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription.
- Norman Cousins

It's such a long mission and we get to spend so much time in space...
we're doing such exciting research.
And I don't want to overemphasize the life science research,
but as a physician the life science research that we're
doing is extremely exciting.
- Laurel Clark

One must not forget that recovery is brought about not by the physician,
but by the sick man himself.
He heals himself, by his own power, exactly as he walks
by means of his own power,
or eats, or thinks, breathes or sleeps.
- Georg Groddeck

To think the world therefore a general Bedlam,
or place of madmen, and oneself a physician,
is the most necessary point of present wisdom:
an important imagination,
and the way to happiness.
- Thomas Traherne

Do what you love.
Know your own bone;
gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it,
and gnaw it still.
- Henry David Thoreau

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

A doctor can bury his mistakes
but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time
capsules in order to give those people living in the
next century or so some idea of what we are like.
- Alfred Hitchcock

In peace, sons bury their fathers.
In war, fathers bury their sons.
- Herodotus

China should bury head to work diligently for 10 years
and then raise head to face Japan.
- Yuan Shikai

Since you would save none of me, I bury some of you.
- John Donne

Virtually every civilized society today holds sacred
the right to peaceably bury their dead.
- Mike Schmidt

Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which
to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone -
but part,
while you can part friends.
Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.
- William Hazlitt

We bury love; Forgetfulness grows over it like grass:
That is a thing to weep for,
not the dead.
- Alexander Smith

If you shut up truth, and bury it underground,
it will but grow.
- Emile Zola

It's scary when one day the city is there and the next day it's gone.
To see the water actual kill people,
I couldn't believe it.
I never fathomed it could bury a city.
- Kevin Garnett

I don't think the record company is aware of it.
Because they just bury my albums and don't release them.
- Les Baxter


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