Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Paul Dudley White

American Physician, Helped Found American Heart Association

"A vigorous five-mile walk will do more for an unhappy but other wise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world."

"I wish we could do something useful with tobacco - like making fertilizer out of it."

"We know from our clinical experience in the practice of medicine that in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment, the individual and his background of heredity are just as important, if not more so, as the disease itself."

"People don’t think me as queer as they did a while ago. Now I’m stopped on the street by people who tell me proudly they’ve started to walk three miles a day. That’s good. We’re bipeds, you know, and we were given muscles to use!"

"A doctor who cannot take a good history and a patient who cannot give one are in danger of giving and receiving bad treatment. "

"Walk more, eat less, sleep more."

"The country will be very pleased-the country is so bowel-minded anyway and it is important."

"I favor parking a few miles from the office and walking to work. You get the benefit of exercise and besides it is easier to get a parking space. "