From inability to let well alone; from too much zeal for the new and contempt for what is old; from putting knowledge before wisdom, science before art and cleverness before common sense; from treating patients as cases; and from making the cure of the disease more grievous than the endurance of the same, Good Lord, deliver us.

— Sir Robert Hutchison, 1st Baronet

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The scientific truth may be put quite briefly;

eat moderately, having an ordinary mixed diet, and don't worry.

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Those of us who have the duty of training the rising generation of doctors.

..must not inseminate the virgin minds of the young with the tares of our own fads. It is for this reason that it is easily possible for teaching to be too 'up to date'. It is always well, before handing the cup of knowledge to the young, to wait until the froth has settled.

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