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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...”




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No Sane man will dance. - Cicero

Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman - Christopher Walken

I am ill at these numbers. - William Shakespeare

No doctor is better than three. - German Proverb

He that hopes no good fears no ill. - Thomas Fuller

In a mad world only the mad are sane. - Akira Kurosawa

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

Surgery is the cry of defeat in medicine. - Martin H. Fischer

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity. - G K Chesterton

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

A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running. - Groucho Marx

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

My doctor gave me two weeks to live. I hope they're in August. - Ronnie Shakes

A murderer is one who is presumed to be innocent until proven insane. - Unknown

Joy is more divine than sorrow, for joy is bread and sorrow is medicine. - Henry Ward Beecher

The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order. - Jean Cocteau

The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane. - Mark Twain

To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine. - Henry Ward Beecher

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. - Voltaire

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

Show me a Jewish boy who doesn't go to medical school and I'll show you a lawyer. - Milton Berle

Physiology is the stepchild of medicine. That is why Cinderella often turns out the queen. - Martin H. Fischer

The practice of medicine occurs even in primitive society, but law accompanies civilization. - Saying

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient, whilst Mother Nature takes care of the cure. - Voltaire

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

When you’re a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours. - Unknown

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. - Oscar Wilde

In the sick room, ten cents' worth of human understanding equals ten dollars' worth of medical science. - Martin H. Fischer

Recommending gastric bypass as a national solution for our diabetes epidemic is bad medicine and bad economics. - Mark Hyman

I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet, so he gave me pep pills. Know what happened? I ate faster. - Joe E. Lewis

Following his doctor's orders, Nikita (Khrushchev) has cut his drinking in half. He's leaving out the water. - Bob Hope

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

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

The best doctor in the world is a veterinarian. He can't ask his patients what is the matter - he's got to know. - Will Rogers

Only one rule in medical ethics need concern you: that action on your part which best conserves the interest of your patient. - 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

One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine... Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants. - William Osler


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21-Apr-2019