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Peter Mere Latham (1789 – 1875)


English physician and educator.
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Peter Mere Latham
We should always presume the disease to be curable, until its own nature prove it otherwise.
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Faith and knowledge lean largely upon each other in the practice of medicine.
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Poisons and medicine are oftentimes the same substance given with different intents.




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It would be a great thing to understand pain in all its meanings.
Latham Peter Mere
The practice of physic is jostled by quacks on the one side, and by science on the other.
Peter Mere Latham quotes
Truth in all its kinds is most difficult to win; and truth in medicine is the most difficult of all.
Peter Mere Latham
It takes as much time and trouble to pull down a falsehood as to build up a truth.
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The diagnosis of disease is often easy, often difficult, and often impossible.
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Fortunate, indeed, is the man who takes exactly the right measure of himself, and holds a just balance between what he can acquire and what he can use, be it great or be it small!
Latham Peter Mere
People in general have no notion of the sort and amount of evidence often needed to prove the simplest matter of fact.
Peter Mere Latham
It is no easy task to pick one's way from truth to truth through besetting errors.




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Beware of language, for it is often a great cheat.
Peter Mere Latham
It is the great mystery of life itself which is at the bottom of all the mysterious language we are obliged to employ concerning it.
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Perfect health, like perfect beauty, is a rare thing; and so, it seems, is perfect disease.
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There is nothing so captivating as new knowledge.
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