Sir William Osler
“To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always -- this is our work.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it - Thou shalt treat thy patient as thou wouldst thyself be treated.”
Found in Hopkins Postdoctoral Survival Handbook
“To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always”
For a discussion of the origins of this quote,
see Russell IJ. Consoler Toujours - To Comfort Always. J Musculoskeletal Pain, 2000:8(3):1-5.
Original available online from Haworth Press.