797 – “ἀσκεῖν περὶ τὰ νοσήματα δύο, ὠφελεῖν ἢ μὴ βλάπτειν. ἡ τέχνη διὰ τριῶν, τὸ νόσημα καὶ ὁ νοσέων καὶ ὁ ἰητρός· ὁ ἰητρὸς ὑπηρέτης τῆς τέχνης· ὑπεναντιοῦσθαι.

“As to diseases, make a habit of two things—to help, or at least to do no harm. The art has three factors, the disease, the patient, the physician. The physician is the servant of the art.”

–Hippocrates of Cos

Happy National Doctor’s Day!

Quote Number:  381

Source: Hippocrates. “On Epidemics.” In Hippocartes Vol I. W H S Jones, translator. 1923. Online Here.

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