A physician who treats himself has a fool for a patient.
The saying, "A physician who treats himself has a fool for a
patient," is a well known-Oslerism.
Gillian Arsenault MD
Sir William Osler: Aphorisms from His Bedside Teachings and Writings.
Collected by Robert Bennett Bean, M.D. (1874-1944); Edited by William
Bennett Bean, M.D. Third Printing, 1968
Online edition at: http://www.vh.org/adult/provider/history/osler/
(quote at http://www.vh.org/adult/provider/history/osler/1.html, under
Student Practitioner - 60 )
I am Canadian and so was Osler.
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