It is in fact agreed that I am the plague, the cholera of the benevolent and generous men who are interested in art and that, when I show myself with my plasters, even the Emperor of the Sahara would flee.
Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided.
I was wearing corn plasters above and below my toes and taping my ankles twice.
There are apothecaries' shops, where prepared medicines, liquids, ointments, and plasters are sold; barbers' shops, where they wash and shave the head; and restaurateurs, that furnish food and drink at a certain price.
Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit.
It is a gaping wound, whenever one touches it and removes the bandages and plasters of daily life.