Facts about Thomas Sydenham

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Thomas Sydenham was a famous Scientist from England, who lived between September 10, 1624 and December 29, 1689.

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He/she is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 15 quotes who is written / told by Thomas, under the main topic Medical.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Edward Young, John Tillotson, William Penn, Alexander Pope, Anthony Collins, John Arbuthnot, Christopher Wren, Francis Atterbury, Jean Philippe Rameau, Edmond Halley, Baron de Montesquieu, Henry St. John, Nicolas Boileau, Stanislaus I, Angelus Silesius, Richard Blackmore, Robert Boyle, Eustace Budgell, John Philips, Edward Teach

Famous quotes by Thomas Sydenham (15)


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"Lastly, he must remember that he himself hath no exemption from the common lot, but that he is bound by the same laws of mortality, and liable to the same ailments and afflictions with his fellows"
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"We may ascertain the worth of the human race, since for its sake God's Only-begotten Son became man, and thereby ennobled the nature that he took upon him"
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"Nothing in medicine is so insignificant as to merit attention"
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"For humble individuals like myself, there is one poor comfort, which is this, viz. that gout, unlike any other disease, kills more rich men than poor, more wise men than simple"
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"Read Don Quixote; it is a very good book; I still read it frequently"
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"It is my nature to thin where others read"
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"The arrival of a good clown exercises a more beneficial influence upon the health of a town than of twenty asses laden with drugs"
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"I watched what method Nature might take, with intention of subduing the symptom by treading in her footsteps"
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"Among the remedies which it has pleased Almighty God to give to man to relieve his sufferings, none is so universal and so efficacious as opium"
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"A man is as old as his arteries"
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"The generality have considered that disease is but a confused and disordered effort in Nature, thrown down from her proper state, and defending herself in vain"
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"In writing the history of a disease, every philosophical hypothesis whatsoever, that has previously occupied the mind of the author, should lie in abeyance"
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"I confidently affirm that the greater part of those who are supposed to have died of gout, have died of the medicine rather than the disease - a statement in which I am supported by observation"
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"Gout produces calculus in the kidney... the patient has frequently to entertain the painful speculation as to whether gout or stone be the worst disease. Sometimes the stone, on passing, kills the patient, without waiting for the gout"
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"The art of medicine was to be properly learned only from its practice and its exercise"


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