Social Service and the Art of Healing: By Richard C. Cabot

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Moffat,Yard, 1909 - 192 pages

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Page 13 - Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
Page 14 - What would we really know the meaning of? The meal in the firkin; the milk in the pan; the ballad in the street; the news of the boat; the glance of the eye; the form and the gait of the body...
Page 120 - When you are thinking of telling a lie,' said the teacher, 'ask yourself whether it is simply and solely for the patient's benefit that you are going to tell it. If you are sure that you are acting for his good and not for your own profit, you can go ahead with a clear conscience.
Page 4 - Street, approaches, and sits down to tell me the tale of his sufferings; the chances are ten to one that I shall look out of my eyes and see, not Abraham Cohen, but a Jew; not the sharp, clear outlines of this unique sufferer, but the vague, misty composite photograph of all the hundreds of Jews who in the past ten years have shuffled up to me with bent back and deprecating eyes, and taken their seats upon this same stool to tell their story. I see a Jew, — a nervous, complaining, whimpering Jew,...
Page 14 - One of the illusions is that the present hour is not the critical, decisive hour. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
Page 50 - He must hold his position and command respect as an expert, as a teacher, or as a pupil. He needs all the virtues no more and no less than the railroad man, the farmer, or the shopkeeper. But his first and chief duty to all men is to give, with such ripening sympathy and friendliness as is possible under the circumstances, the benefit of his expert skill, and so fulfill his special function in the community.
Page 161 - The majority of placebos are given because we believe the patient . . . has learned to expect medicine for every symptom, and without it he simply won't get well. True, but who taught him to expect a medicine for every symptom? He was not born with that expectation.
Page 82 - ... chary of presuming to prescribe for the individual or interfere in any way with the course of treatment outlined by the physician once he has had an opportunity to act. "The social worker should be," as Dr. RC Cabot says, "chiefly an educator, nurturer, stimulator, developer and director of human souls in that group of persons whose character, temperament or environment has brought them into some sort of trouble.
Page 55 - The one definite problem always before her is "the study of character under adversity and of the influences that mold it for good or ill.
Page 162 - He was not born with that expectation. ... It is we physicians who are responsible for perpetuating false ideas about disease and its cure With every placebo that we give we do our part in perpetuating error, and harmful error at that.

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