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William James Mayo
(1861-1939) born on
Jun 29
US surgeon. He is best known as the founder of the Mayo Clinic, 1915.
         
   
F
Given one well-trained physician of the highest type he will do better work for a thousand people than ten specialists.

R
A specialist is a man who knows more and more about less and less.
A
The examining physician often hesitates to make the necessary examination because it involves soiling the finger.
N
Lord, deliver me from the man who never makes a mistake, and also from the man who makes the same mistake twice.
K
The aim of medicine is to prevent disease and prolong life, the ideal of medicine is to eliminate the need of a physician.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Macmillan Dictionary of Quotations," by John Daintith, 1989.
R: Also attributed to Nicholas Butler; in "Macmillan Dictionary of Quotations," by John Daintith, 1989.
A: "Journal-Lancet," 35:339, 1915.
N: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
K: "National Education Association: Proceedings and Addresses," 66:163, 1928.
   


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