Quoting quotes

Martin B Van Der Weyden
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2006.tb00680.x
Published online: 17 October 2006

Why, in these times of rapid electronic access to information, do we need books that compile the wit and wisdom of the famous and not so famous? Could it be that these tomes conveniently satisfy an abiding human curiosity to know what was said about what, who said it and where? And doctors are no exception. Medicine is a treasure trove of quotations made by its practitioners from antiquity to modern times, and this rich tapestry is on display in Medicine in quotations.



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