Thomas Sydenham Quotes

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. Thomas Sydenham

The art of medicine was to be properly learned only from its practice and its exercise. Thomas Sydenham

The arrival of a good clown exercises a more beneficial influence upon the health of a town than of twenty asses laden with drugs. Thomas Sydenham

Nothing in medicine is so insignificant as to merit attention. Thomas Sydenham

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. Thomas Sydenham

The excellence of the art of medicine does not depend on elegant prescriptions but on observation. Thomas Sydenham

A new idea is like a sapling in the middle of a road, and if it’s not fenced in, it will be galloped over by the trampling hordes. Thomas Sydenham