"The sort of thinking at the time was, 'Well, we're giving you access to medical care which you wouldn't otherwise be able to get, so your payment is that we get to use you in research.'"
"I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course."Rebecca Skloot on Groucho Marx
"A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."Rebecca Skloot on Groucho Marx
"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."Rebecca Skloot on Erma Bombeck
"They certainly give very strange names to diseases."Rebecca Skloot 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."Rebecca Skloot on Erma Bombeck