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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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I am ill at these numbers. - William Shakespeare

Time is generally the best doctor. - Ovid

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

Oboe: An ill woodwind that nobody blows good - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

False Doctrine: Giving people the wrong medicine - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

My music isn't just music - it's medicine. - Unknown

Surgeon: The person who was a cut-up at medical school - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

After two days in hospital I took a turn for the nurse. - WC Fields

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

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

Chiropractor: A Doctor who works his fingers to the bone - yours - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

The worst thing about medicine is that one kind makes another necessary. - Elbert Hubbard

Financial ruin from medical bills is almost exclusively an American disease. - Roul Turley

A woman doctor is only good for women's problems - like your groinocology - Archie Bunker

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

This is a sharp medicine, but it is a physician for all diseases and miseries. - Sir Walter Raleigh

If you are too smart to pay the doctor, you had better be too smart to get ill. - African Proverb

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

All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. - Ernest Hemingway

I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places. - Henny Youngman

I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course. - Groucho Marx

We go by the major vote, and if the majority are insane, the sane must go to the hospital. - Horace Mann

I've just become a pensioner so I've started saving up for my own hospital trolley. - Tom Baker

I wonder why you can always read a Doctor's bill but you can never read his prescription. - Finley Peter Dunne

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

Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives. - William Dement

My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more. - Walter Matthau

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

The Christian's Bible is a drug store. Its contents remain the same, but the medical practice changes. - Mark Twain

The road to medical knowledge is through the pathological museum and not through an apothecary's shop. - William Withey Gull

Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned. - George Balanchine

Even if the doctor does not give you a year ... make one brave push and see what can be accomplished in a week. - Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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

Devices are not dangerous for literature. People can be dangerous for literature. People, for example, who do not read. - Laszlo Krasznahorkai

'Psychotherapy' is a private, confidential conversation that has nothing to do with illness, medicine, or healing. - Thomas Szasz

Politicians get their power too late, and I think that he has inherited an impossible situation in which he is ill-equipped to deal. - Malcolm Muggeridge

Among creatures born into chaos, a majority will imagine an order, a minority will question the order, and the rest will be pronounced insane. - Robert Brault

In other industries, value is defined by the ultimate stakeholder - the one who benefits, or not, from the service. We should do the same in medicine. - Dave deBronkart


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06-Jul-2022