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#1. Fever itself is Nature's instrument. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#2. Acute [diseases] meaning those of which God is the author, chronic meaning those that originate in ourselves. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#3. It is my nature to thin where others read. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#4. The generality have considered that disease is but a confused and disordered effort in Nature, thrown down from her proper state, and defending herself in vain. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#5. Among the remedies which it has pleased Almighty God to give to man to relieve his sufferings, none is so universal and so efficacious as opium. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#6. Read Don Quixote; it is a very good book; I still read it frequently. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#7. Physick, says Sydenham, is not to bee learned by going to Universities, but hee is for taking apprentices; and says one had as good send a man to Oxford to learn shoemaking as practising physick. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#8. I watched what method Nature might take, with intention of subduing the symptom by treading in her footsteps. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#9. The art of medicine was to be properly learned only from its practice and its exercise. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#10. I confidently affirm that the greater part of those who are supposed to have died of gout, have died of the medicine rather than the disease - a statement in which I am supported by observation. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#11. Nothing in medicine is so insignificant as to merit attention. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#12. As no man can say who it was that first invented the use of clothes and houses against the inclemency of the weather, so also can no investigator point out the origin of Medicine - mysterious as the source of the Nile. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#13. Gout produces calculus in the kidney ... the patient has frequently to entertain the painful speculation as to whether gout or stone be the worst disease. Sometimes the stone, on passing, kills the patient, without waiting for the gout. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#14. ...that the doctor being himself a mortal man, should be diligent and tender in relieving his suffering patients, inasmuch as he himself must one day be a like sufferer. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#15. Lastly, he must remember that he himself hath no exemption from the common lot, but that he is bound by the same laws of mortality, and liable to the same ailments and afflictions with his fellows. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#16. They love without measure those whom they will soon hate without reason. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#17. Disease is nothing else but an attempt on the part of the body to rid itself of morbific matter. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#18. We may ascertain the worth of the human race, since for its sake God's Only-begotten Son became man, and thereby ennobled the nature that he took upon him. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#19. We are overwhelmed as it is, with an infinite abundance of vaunted medicaments, and here they add another one. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#20. In writing the history of a disease, every philosophical hypothesis whatsoever, that has previously occupied the mind of the author, should lie in abeyance. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#21. For humble individuals like myself, there is one poor comfort, which is this, viz. that gout, unlike any other disease, kills more rich men than poor, more wise men than simple. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#22. Gout, unlike any other disease, kills more rich men than poor, more wise men than simple. Great kings, emperors, generals, admirals and philosophers have all died of gout. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#23. A man is as old as his arteries. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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#24. The arrival of a good clown exercises a more beneficial influence upon the health of a town than of twenty asses laden with drugs. - Author: Thomas Sydenham
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