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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.
Given one well-trained physician of the highest type he will do better work for a thousand people than ten specialists.

A specialist is a man who knows more and more about less and less.
The examining physician often hesitates to make the necessary examination because it involves soiling the finger.
Lord, deliver me from the man who never makes a mistake, and also from the man who makes the same mistake twice.
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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