"Was this an old disease, and, if so, which one? If it was new, what did that say about the state of medical knowledge? And in any case, how could physicians make sense of it?"
"I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course."Peter Lewis Allen on Groucho Marx
"A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."Peter Lewis Allen on Groucho Marx
"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."Peter Lewis Allen on Erma Bombeck
"They certainly give very strange names to diseases."Peter Lewis Allen on Plato
"Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. You're not out of it until the computer says you're out of it."Peter Lewis Allen on Erma Bombeck
"Medical research in the twentieth century mostly takes place in the lab in the Renaissance, though, researchers went first and foremost to the library to see what the ancients had said."