Three Health Quotes and Their Origins

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” ~Thomas Edison

Edison was not only a world-changing inventor; he was a deep philosophical thinker as well. He had a habit of carefully documenting the details of his inventions in notebooks; as a result, we have a rich legacy of the inventor, the thinker, and the times in which he lived.

“It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.” ~Hippocrates

Hippocrates is the Greek physician who gave us the Hippocratic Oath: “First, do no harm.”

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” ~World Health Organization

This definition has not been amended since 1948, nor does it need to be!

 

Christian

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