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Flash back into the History Of Medecine up to 2013

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'There's no need for fiction in medicine,' remarks Foster... 'for the facts will always beat anything you fancy.' 
 
— Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
'A Medical Document', in Round the Red Lamp (1894), 215. 
 
"... we ought to have saints' days to commemorate the great discoveries which have been made for all mankind, and perhaps for all time—or for whatever time may be left to us. Nature ... is a prodigal of pain. I should like to find a day when we can take a holiday, a day of jubilation when we can fête good Saint Anaesthesia and chaste and pure Saint Antiseptic. ... I should be bound to celebrate, among others, Saint Penicillin..."
 
Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill
Speech at Guildhall, London (10 Sep 1947). 
 
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. "
 
King James Bible, Old Testament, Proverbs 17:22.

 

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