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Re: Physician, heal thyself

Posted by ESC on May 20, 2005

In Reply to: Doctor, heal thyself posted by Angela G Combs on May 20, 2005

: What is the origin of the phrase "Doctor, heal thyself." ?

The Bible. From the Phrase Dictionary on this site:

From The Bible.

Luke 4:23. And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.