“Pain is perfect misery, the worst of all evils, and if excessive , overturns all patience.”
“Were we to imagine ourselves suspended in timeless space over an abyss out of which the sounds of revolving earth rose to our ears, we would hear naught but an elemental roar of pain uttered as with one voice by suffering mankind”
French surgeon Daetigus
We must all die. But that I can save him from days of torture that is what I feel as my great and ever new privilege. Pain is a more terrible lord of mankind than even death itself”
Dr Albert Schweitzer, the great humanitarian, physician and Noble Laureat
The world we’ve made as a result of the level of thinking we’ve done thus far creates problems we cannot solve at the same level of thinking at which we created them
It’s not so much the pain the man has, it is more the man who has the pain.
Ian Macnab (1950s)
It is as important to know as much about the man who has the pain as it is to know about the pain the man has.
Numerous great physicians and surgeons.