Consultation Quotes (4 quotes)
Dogbert (advice to Boss): Every credible scientist on earth says your products harm the environment. I recommend paying weasels to write articles casting doubt on the data. Then eat the wrong kind of foods and hope you die before the earth does.
Every consideration that did not relate to what is best for the patient was dismissed. This was Sir William [Gull]s professional axiom. But the carrying of it out not unfrequently involved him in difficulty, and led occasionally to his being misunderstood. He would frequently refuse to repeat a visit or consultation on the ground that he wished the sufferer to feel that it was unnecessary.
Science has a way of getting us to the future without consulting the futurists and visionaries.
The increasing technicality of the terminology employed is also a serious difficulty. It has become necessary to learn an extensive vocabulary before a book in even a limited department of science can be consulted with much profit. This change, of course, has its advantages for the initiated, in securing precision and concisement of statement; but it tends to narrow the field in which an investigator can labour, and it cannot fail to become, in the future, a serious impediment to wide inductive generalisations.