|A half-educated physician is not valuable.
He thinks he can cure everything.
- Mark Twain's Notebook
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|The physician's is the highest and worthiest
of all occupations, or would be if human nature did not make superstitions
and priests necessary.
- Notebook #20, Jan. 1882 - Feb. 1883
| It would be a good thing for the world
at large, however unprofessional it might be, if medical men were required
by law to write out in full the ingredients named in their prescriptions.
Let them adhere to the Latin, or Fejee, if they choose, but discard abbreviations,
and form their letters as if they had been to school one day in their lives,
so as to avoid the possibility of mistakes on that account.
- "Damages Awarded," San Francisco Morning Call, October 1, 1864
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