English Teacher’s Hospital Greeting

Poetry in motion for a well-versed hospital patient

A hospital patient, a distinguished teacher of English literature, received a note from a student, with this salutation:

“Dear ill literate...”

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman - Christopher Walken

Laughter is the best medicine. - the Joe-kster

Caring is the essence of nursing. - Jean Watson

I'm so mean, I make medicine sick. - Muhammad Ali

Nurses are the hospitality of the hospital. - Carrie Latet

Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. - Lord Byron

An asylum for the sane would be empty in America. - George Bernard Shaw

Nursing would be a dream job if there were no doctors. - Gerhard Kocher

A half doctor near is better than a whole one far away. - German Proverb

Five exclamation marks, the sure sign of an insane mind. - Terry Pratchett

Whether a person is a male or female, a nurse is a nurse. - Gary Veale

Medicine sometimes snatches away health, sometimes gives it. - Ovid

Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane. - Philip K. Dick

It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature. - Henry James

Confucius say: "Man who want pretty nurse, must be patient." - Unknown

In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others. - Andre Maurois

Faith and knowledge lean largely upon each other in the practice of medicine. - Peter Mere Latham

A hospital should also have a recovery room adjoining the cashier's office. - Francis O'Walsh

No, Doctor, I don't want to grow young again. I just want to keep on growing old. - Madame de Rothschild

The practice of medicine is a thinker's job, the practice of surgery a plumber's. - Martin H. Fischer

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

I wondher why ye can always read a doctor's bill an' ye niver can read his purscription. - Finley Peter Dunne

Medicine, the only profession that labours incessantly to destroy the reason for its own existence. - James Bryce

The only equipment lack in the modern hospital? Somebody to meet you at the entrance with a handshake! - Martin H. Fischer

A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence; which costs us nothing. - John Tillotson

Kindness and a generous spirit go a long way. And a sense of humor. It's like medicine - very healing. - Max Irons

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is unread. - Oscar Wilde

The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum. - Havelock Ellis

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood, I'd just type a little faster. - Isaac Asimov

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow. - O.S. Marden

Despite all our toil and progress, the art of medicine still falls somewhere between trout casting and spook writing. - Ben Hecht

The doctor may also learn more about the illness from the way the patient tells the story than from the story itself. - James B. Herrick

When you're my age, you just never risk being ill - because then everyone says, "Oh, he's done for." - John Gielgud

The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest. - William Osler

The public blabbers about preventive medicine, but will neither appreciate nor pay for it. You get paid for what you cure. - Martin H. Fischer

The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say; sanctity is the state about which theology has nothing to say. - W H Auden

I went to the doctor because I'd swallowed a bottle of sleeping pills. My doctor told me to have a few drinks and get some rest. - Rodney Dangerfield

If I had thought about it, I wouldn't have done the experiment. The literature was full of examples that said you can't do this. - Spencer Silver

Just be good and kind to your children. Not only are they the future of the world, they're the ones who can sign you into the nursing home. - Dennis Miller

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