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

God heals, and the doctor takes the fees. - Benjamin Franklin

Every man's memory is his private literature. - Aldous Huxley

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. - Erma Bombeck

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A smart mother makes often a better diagnosis than a poor doctor. - August Bier

Whatsoever was the father of a disease, an ill diet was the mother. - George Herbert

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

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

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The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom. - Thomas Huxley

Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. - Ezra Pound

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

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

My comfort is, that old age, that ill layer-up of beauty, can do no more spoil upon my face. - William Shakespeare

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

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

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

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

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

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

If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers. - Edgar W. Howe

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When I was born the doctor came out to the waiting room and told my father, "We did everything we could... but he pulled through." - Rodney Dangerfield

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


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01-Apr-2020