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English Teacher’s Hospital Greeting

Poetry in motion for a well-versed hospital patient


A hospital patient, a distinguished teacher of English literature, received a note from a student, with this salutation:

“Dear ill literate...”




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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman - Christopher Walken

I am ill at these numbers. - William Shakespeare

No doctor is better than three. - German Proverb

Caring is the essence of nursing. - Jean Watson

Literature is news that stays news. - Ezra Pound

Nurses are the hospitality of the hospital. - Carrie Latet

False Doctrine: Giving people the wrong medicine - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Hot flushes and mentalpause. House of ill refute. - Archie Bunker

Nurses — one of the few blessings of being ill. - Sara Moss-Wolfe

The No. 1 cause of bankruptcies is medical bills. - Michael Moore

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. - Hippocrates

My music isn't just music - it's medicine. - Unknown

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. - Erma Bombeck

Whether a person is a male or female, a nurse is a nurse. - Gary Veale

He knew everything about literature except how to enjoy it. - Joseph Heller

Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability. - William Osler

It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature. - Henry James

My doctor gave me two weeks to live. I hope they're in August. - Ronnie Shakes

The patient is not likely to recover who makes the doctor his heir. - Thomas Fuller

The worst thing about medicine is that one kind makes another necessary. - Elbert Hubbard

In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others. - Andre Maurois

Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music. - George Carlin

Financial ruin from medical bills is almost exclusively an American disease. - Roul Turley

A woman doctor is only good for women's problems - like your groinocology - Archie Bunker

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. - Voltaire

I've just become a pensioner so I've started saving up for my own hospital trolley. - Tom Baker

My comfort is, that old age, that ill layer-up of beauty, can do no more spoil upon my face. - William Shakespeare

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The definition of insanity in Texas is so insane that it's impossible to be insane in Texas. - Malcolm McDowell

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The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind, the lawyer all the wickedness, the theologian all the stupidity. - Arthur Schopenhauer

The trained nurse has become one of the great blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest. - William Osler

A man never spoke ill of his captain, pirate or no, unless he was prepared to back his words with the might of the crew. - Matt Tomerlin

Medicine is the restoration of discordant elements; sickness is the discord of the elements infused into the living body. - Leonardo da Vinci

'Psychotherapy' is a private, confidential conversation that has nothing to do with illness, medicine, or healing. - Thomas Szasz

A doctor who cannot take a good history and a patient who cannot give one are in danger of giving and receiving bad treatment. - Unknown

Politicians get their power too late, and I think that he has inherited an impossible situation in which he is ill-equipped to deal. - Malcolm Muggeridge

Just be good and kind to your children. Not only are they the future of the world, they're the ones who can sign you into the nursing home. - Dennis Miller

One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine... Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants. - William Osler

Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments. - Isaac Asimov


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26-Feb-2021