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Quotes of the week August 20, 2009

Posted by janehaynes in : Holistic health , trackback

An excerpt from my doctor’s e-mail when I complained to him about the side effects of a medication:

‘Dear Jane,

A very famous American Professor of Pharmacology,  Prof. Oliver Wendel Holmes Sr. (1809-1894)  said over a hundred years ago:

“If all medications bar seven were thrown into the sea it would do much good to the human race and we might even consider ‘throwing’ it into the Thames.” 

When I expressed my appreciation it was followed up by another quotation by Mark Twain:

“Be careful of reading health books. You may die from a misprint.”


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