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Sir Adolphe Abrahams
(6 Jun 1883 - 11 Dec 1967)

English physician who spent most of his career at Westminster Hospital (1920-48). He co-founded the British Association of Sport and Medicine, and served as medical officer in charge of the British Olympic team at various Games (1912-1936).

Science Quotes by Sir Adolphe Abrahams (4 quotes)

An antiquated Rolls-Royce—but still a Rolls-Royce.[Describing his elderly body after his lifetime interest in physical fitness.]
— Sir Adolphe Abrahams
As quoted in the obituary, 'Sir Aldophe Abrahams, O.B.E. M.A., M.D., F.R.C.P.', The British Medical Journal (23 Dec 1967), 4, No. 5581, 748.
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In my experience of anorexia nervosa it is exclusively a disease of private patients.
— Sir Adolphe Abrahams
Cited as “Attributed” to Sir Adolf Abrams of Westminster Hospital, in Oxford Dictionary of Medical Quotations (2004), 1. Webmaster assumes this is properly “Sir Adolphe Abrahams,” of that hospital, (confirmed there by an obituary), after finding nothing for the sound-alike “Sir Adolf Abrams.” If you know a primary source for the quote, please contact Webmaster.
Science quotes on:  |  Disease (332)  |  Experience (470)  |  Patient (199)  |  Private Patient (2)

[Aldolphe Abrahams] was one among several septuagenarians who were capable of running 100 yards in 12 seconds. He scoffed at golf for young men; it was an exercise, he said, for the middle-aged and elderly, especially those mentally overworked and predisposed to introspection and melancholy.
— Sir Adolphe Abrahams
As stated in the words of the writer of the obituary, 'Sir Aldophe Abrahams, O.B.E. M.A., M.D., F.R.C.P.', The British Medical Journal (23 Dec 1967), 4, No. 5581, 748.
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[Physical fitness is] the provision of antidotes to the consequences of modern existence.
— Sir Adolphe Abrahams
As quoted in obituary, 'Sir Aldophe Abrahams, O.B.E. M.A., M.D., F.R.C.P.', The British Medical Journal (23 Dec 1967), 4, No. 5581, 748.
Science quotes on:  |  Antidote (9)  |  Consequence (207)  |  Existence (460)  |  Modern (385)  |  Physical (508)  |  Physical Fitness (2)  |  Provision (16)



Quotes by others about Sir Adolphe Abrahams (2)

Sir Adolph Abrams, the physician, in a lecture entitled Amanuensis, described a case history as an amalgam of false memories, rumour, innuendo and downright lies, and on these we are expected to make a diagnosis.
Myre Sim
Quoted in book review by Myre Sim about 'Ending the Cycle of Abuse', The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry (May 1997), 42:4, 424-425. Webmaster believes the correct name should be Sir Adolphe Abrahams of Westminster Hospital.
Science quotes on:  |  Diagnosis (64)  |  Expect (201)  |  History (675)  |  Lecture (106)  |  Lie (364)  |  Physician (273)

[Aldolphe Abrahams] was one among several septuagenarians who were capable of running 100 yards in 12 seconds. He scoffed at golf for young men; it was an exercise, he said, for the middle-aged and elderly, especially those mentally overworked and predisposed to introspection and melancholy.
As stated in the words of the writer of the obituary, 'Sir Aldophe Abrahams, O.B.E. M.A., M.D., F.R.C.P.', The British Medical Journal (23 Dec 1967), 4, No. 5581, 748.
Science quotes on:  |  Capability (41)  |  Capable (168)  |  Elderly (2)  |  Exercise (110)  |  Golf (2)  |  Introspection (5)  |  Melancholy (17)  |  Running (61)  |  Scoff (7)  |  Young (228)


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