Medicine in Quotations
Shakespeare wrote, “And so, from hour to hour, we ripe and ripe. And then, from hour to hour, we rot and rot; and thereby hangs a tale.” There are many tales to be told. And they are long tales. Medicine in Quotations contains the beginnings to many of them. With 3099 quotations it reminds us of the paths that medicine took for over 3000 years.
Medicine in Quotations is a compilation of citations about, as the subtitle states, “views of health and disease through the ages.” From abetalipoproteinemia to kidney function and the Zollinger-Ellison syndrome the book contains aphoristic wisdom about probably every imaginable medical subject. The topics are organised alphabetically, whereas the quotations themselves are presented in chronological order. A comprehensive subject index and author citation index help to find the right quotation. This is what makes the book a valuable reference work. But it also has a literary