Oxford Dictionary of Medical Quotations

Paperback | December 2, 2004

byPeter Mcdonald

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The Oxford Dictionary of Medical Quotations presents a wonderfully entertaining and eclectic range of quotations covering all aspects of medicine through the ages. It couples profound statements from famous scientists with witty one-liners from the likes of Woody Allen and Spike Milligan.Packed with hundreds of quotations, it is a book that anyone in the medical profession, or with an interest in health, will find an invaluable source of reference and considerable entertainment. A few examples: "I'm not afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens." - Woody Allen "The only cure for sea-sickness is to sit on the shady side of an old brick church in the country." - English sailors' proverb "The nurse should never neglect to attend to the patient's bodily hygiene on the pretext that such measures do little good and are not urgent." - Florence Nightingale

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The Oxford Dictionary of Medical Quotations presents a wonderfully entertaining and eclectic range of quotations covering all aspects of medicine through the ages. It couples profound statements from famous scientists with witty one-liners from the likes of Woody Allen and Spike Milligan.Packed with hundreds of quotations, it is a boo...

Peter McDonald is a Consultant Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College, London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.48 inPublished:December 2, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198565984

ISBN - 13:9780198565987

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`A spicy collection.'Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine