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Amusing Quotations for Doctors and Patients

JAMA. 1950;144(8):722. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920080124041.
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No matter how busy a member of the medical profession may be in his practice, he should take time to pause occasionally and enjoy the lighter side of life. Fabricant's collection of quotations are as the title infers "amusing" and should help the busy physician relax now and then. Not all of the quotations are humorous, some are rather pointed philosophically. The collection is taken from a wide assortment of literature, and many names will be recognized in the medical field, while others will be familiar only to those who are students of literature. Oliver Wendell Holmes, George Bernard Shaw, Claude Bernard, Thomas H. Huxley, Thomas Lodge, James Thurber, Rudolph Virchow, Thomas Carlyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain are among those who are credited with this witty assortment of quotations. They are grouped according to subject, alphabetically arranged from accidents to youth.

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