quote by Florence Nightingale

Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation as any painter's or sculptor's work.

— Florence Nightingale

Unconventional Stethoscope quotations

I was given a stethoscope in a child's 'doctor's bag' at about age six and I loved it! One could hear the heart beating through that plastic toy.


A perfect mind comes from a perfect heart, not the heart known by a doctor's stethoscope but the heart which is the seat of God.

I come prepared with the white suit and stethoscope, Listen to your heartbeat, delete beep beep BEEP. Your insurance is high, but my price is cheap.

A doctor has a stethoscope up to a man's chest.

The man asks, "Doc, how do I stand?" The doctor says, "That's what puzzles me!"

The stethoscope for listening to the heart is over. It's obsolete.


He was healthier than the rest of us, but when you listened with the stethoscope you could hear the tears bubbling inside his heart.

The doctor listens in with a stethoscope and hears sounds of a warpath Indian drum.

You'd think someone who'd been to medical school would be able to hear through a stethoscope that somebody was empty inside.

At 3, I played an innocent game of doctor, minus the stethoscope and medicine bag.

So by all means let's have a television show quick and long, even if the commercial has to be delivered by a man in a white coat with a stethoscope hanging around his neck, selling ergot pills. After all the public is entitled to what it wants, isn't it? The Romans knew that and even they lasted four hundred years after they started to putrefy.


Nursing is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the finest of Fine Arts.

[When asked if the voice is an instrument:] Yes, of course.

Some are violins, some are fountain pens and some are stethoscopes. And others are just washboards.

Is it still there?" I asked, staring at his head, bent over, as he wedged the stethoscope beneath my left breast. And then, before I could stop myself, "Does it sound broken?

How do you know if your child is a writer? Your obstetrician holds his stethoscope to your abdomen and only hears excuses.

I use a portable pocket ultrasound device instead of a stethoscope to listen to the heart, and I share it with the patient in real time. 'Look at your valve, look at your heart-muscle strength.' So they're looking at it with me. Normally a patient is tested by an ultrasonographer who is not allowed to tell them anything.


We're moving to this integration of biomedicine, information technology, wireless and mobile now - an era of digital medicine. Even my stethoscope is now digital. And of course, there's an app for that.

The doctor who applied a stethoscope to my heart was not satisfied.

I was told to get my papers with the clerk in the outer hall. I was medically rejected.

Today, medical devices such as catheters and stethoscopes use silver, and every hospital in the western world uses silver sulfadiazine to prevent infections.

One of the reasons why language is so sick right now and cliché-ridden and lame and boring and laid-out, and about to go to sleep, is because there aren't a thousand Tom Clarks. If I were writing a prescription right now, you know, if I had my shiny thing here, a stethoscope around my neck, that's the prescription I'd write. Take one thousand Tom Clarks before going to bed.