Thanks to Walter for his comment on this post which included this translation of the quote by Hippocrates, the Greek Father of Medicine:
Usually translated as:
[The] art is long,
life is short,
A pause now, for thought…..
See also here for more on the Oath.
Also Jacks comment (and Angie’s) on the The Other Side Of Medicine – Easing Death.
This post has been modified on 3rd August. The Hippocratic Oath and the quote above, while related, are not the same thing. It would seem….