Quotes from the bookofjoe:
“The bleeding always stops.”
…my favorite of the zillions of wonderful, pithy, often-harsh apothegms I’ve heard in my years in medicine.
“Try a Florsheim maneuver” [kick him to see if he’s dead or faking]
“We won’t know until the autopsy.” [actually spoken on internal medicine rounds by a resident when I was in med school, in response to the question, “What’s he have?” ]
“The patient is the one with the disease.” [said to oneself to calm yourself down when you start to get all worked up about how messed up someone is]
“The first thing to do at a Code Blue is take your own pulse.” [helps to settle you down and let you think more clearly]
“You know you’ve become a good surgeon when, instead of saying ‘Oops,’ you say, ‘There.'”