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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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Medicine is the best medicine. - Doctors Anonymous

One doctor makes work for another. - English Proverb

Hollywood is an asylum run by the inmates. - Laurence Stallings

It's an ill plan that cannot be changed. - Latin Proverb

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you. - Carl Jung

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

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

The cards are ill shuffled till I have a good hand. - Jonathan Swift

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oh, when I was a kid, I was ugly. When I was born, the doctor smacked my mother. - Rodney Dangerfield

First the Doctor told me the good news: I was going to have a disease named after me. - Steve Martin

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

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

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

The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well; they want everyone to wish their enemies ill. - Harold Nicolson

The definition of insanity in Texas is so insane that it's impossible to be insane in Texas. - Malcolm McDowell

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

You might be a nurse if you firmly believe that "too stupid to live" should be a diagnosis. - Unknown

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

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

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind, the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity. - Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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

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 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

I see God in every human being. When I wash the leper's wounds, I feel I am nursing the Lord himself. Is it not a beautiful experience? - Mother Theresa

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

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


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21-Feb-2020