Monitor Quotes (5 quotes)
I read them. Not to grade them. No, I read them to see how I am doing. Where am I failing? What dont they understand? Why do they give wrong answers? Why do they have some point of view that I dont think is right? Where am I failing? Where do I need to build up.
If the resident zoologist of Galaxy X had visited the earth 5 million years ago while making his inventory of inhabited planets in the universe, he would surely have corrected his earlier report that apes showed more promise than Old World monkeys and noted that monkeys had overcome an original disadvantage to gain domination among primates. (He will confirm this statement after his visit next yearbut also add a footnote that one species from the ape bush has enjoyed an unusual and unexpected flowering, thus demanding closer monitoring.)
The first [quality] to be named must always be the power of attention, of giving one's whole mind to the patient without the interposition of anything of oneself. It sounds simple but only the very greatest doctors ever fully attain it. The second thing to be striven for is intuition. This sounds an impossibility, for who can control that small quiet monitor? But intuition is only interference from experience stored and not actively recalled. The last aptitude I shall mention that must be attained by the good physician is that of handling the sick man's mind.
We are more than just flesh and bones. Theres a certain spiritual nature and something of the mind that we cant measure. With all our sophisticated equipment, we cannot monitor or define it, and yet its there.
[The launch of Nautilus, the world's first atomic submarine] marked a transition in naval warfarea transition as sudden as that associated with the Monitor.