Medical Aphorism

Medical Aphorism
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Aphorism is from a Greek word and means to define. It is generally a one-liner used tersely to convey a perspective in a way that once bitten by it you are seldom likely to forget it in a hurry.

Some examples of Aphorism are as follows:

* People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones at others - Anon

* "Death with dignity is better than life with humiliation." -Husayn ibn Ali

* Love your mistakes but don't marry one. - Leonid Sukhorukov,
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* Marry in haste: Repent at leisure. -- Scottish proverb

* Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. -- Chinese Proverb.

* One man's meat is another man's poison.

Hippocrates was the first to use them to improve a way to remember symptoms to cure diseases. Later others started using them in their work. Usage of Aphorism comes from experience.

The first aphorism used by him runs as follows: --"Life is short, art is long, opportunity fugitive, experimenting dangerous, reasoning difficult: it is necessary not only to do oneself what is right, but also to be seconded by the patient, by those who attend him, by external circumstances."
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Tell me and I will forget,show me and I might remember,involve me and I will learn. - Confucius
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All health begins with a good nights sleep.- Irish Proverb
You know, my dentist thinks of railways to relax. Ah yes, trains-and-dental meditation.
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