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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Prescriber One who prescribes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: From the 1500's to the 1700's, tobacco was prescribed by doctors to treat a variety of ailments including headaches, toothaches, arthritis and bad breath.
    • n prescriber One who prescribes; one who gives rules or directions, especially in medical treatment.
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Successful men follow the same advice they prescribe for others.”
  • Voltaire
    “Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.”
  • Robert F. Kennedy
    “The free way of life proposes ends, but it does not prescribe means.”
  • William Paley
    William Paley
    “God has been pleased to prescribe limits to his power and to work out his ends within these limits.”
  • William Paley
    William Paley
    “God has been pleased to prescribe limits to his power and to work out his ends within these limits.”


In literature:

Wouldn't you like to have an English doctor prescribe for your headache?
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
To be seen on the street within the prescribed time, would be to lose caste.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Just as the physician gives thorough study and attention in connection with the medicine he prescribes.
"Cluthe's Advice to the Ruptured" by Chas. Cluthe & Sons
By complying with such regulations as may be prescribed by the Commissioner of Patents.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
TREATMENT: Under each disease of which a cough is a symptom, I have also prescribed to include its suppression.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
He knows our natures, and what to prescribe to us in our intercourse with him.
"Bertha and Her Baptism" by Nehemiah Adams
How, then, shall he be induced to walk in the path which the Law has prescribed for him?
"What Is and What Might Be" by Edmond Holmes
A husband can divorce his wife at pleasure by merely repeating the prescribed sentences.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
She drank abundantly of water and strictly followed the dietary prescribed.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
It is not a certain duty prescribed, so that when you have performed it you are at liberty to go away.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
Whose dog is he, that he should aspire to so high an honour as prescribing for a king of kings?
"The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan" by James Morier
I have shown that Jesus has prescribed the mutual duties of this relation in his kingdom.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Occasionally, higher authority, for similar reasons, may also prescribe the action to be taken, in considerable detail.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
Carlsen had administered it, prescribed it, used it as a means to bring Simms under his subjection.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
It also prescribes an extra pay of 25 per cent.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
We should transgress our prescribed limits did we enter here into particulars.
"Pedagogics as a System" by Karl Rosenkranz
The prescribed attempts at reconciliation were unsuccessful.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
The army under your command were hunted back and had their bounds prescribed.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
The most famous doctor in the capital prescribed it for me.
"Eyes Like the Sea" by Mór Jókai
It was this course of study that I pursued, prescribed by the bishops of the M. E. Church.
"From Bondage to Liberty in Religion" by George T. Ashley

In poetry:

Prescribe not to him in thy heart,
He's infinitely wise,
How oft he throws his loving dart,
Thy Husband does surprise.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
I sent for Ratcliffe, was so ill,
That other doctors gave me over,
He felt my pulse, prescribed his pill,
And I was likely to recover.
"The Remedy Worse Than The Disease" by Matthew Prior
Tho' I've transgress'd the rules prescrib'd
And dar'd the justice I adore,
Yet let thy smiling mercy say,
Depart in peace, and sin no more.
"Refining Fuller, Make Me Clean" by Augustus Montague Toplady
But if at first he minds his hits,
And drinks Champaigne among the wits,
Five deep he toasts the towering lasses,
Repeats yon verse wrote on glasses:
Is in the chair, prescribes the law,
And lies with those he never saw.
"The Chameleon" by Matthew Prior
After such weariness and such distress;
If such a port the tempests have prescribed,
Then is there nothing more that we can do,
But render thanks to heaven,
Who closely veiled our eyes,
And pierced anon with such a light as this.
"The Heroic Enthusiasts - Part The Second =Fifth Dialogue=." by Giordano Bruno
I'm growing ill I can plainly see,
And many prescribe my pain to ease,
But somehow each medicine proves to be
"A remedy worse than the disease."
Though strong as ever, should once my strength
Give way, I must fall a fearful length.
"Uncle Sam's Soliloquy" by Madge Morris Wagner

In news:

While prescribing remains an important prerequisite, it's only half the picture: pharma's ultimate customer is the patient.
You're More Likely to Be Prescribed an Antidepressant.
Manufacturer to Update Labeling, Prescribing Information.
Now, of course, the mouth is not used as much to talk with patients, but to swallow the pills prescribed.
This month's column will cover a few burn basics every landowner should review in detail in order to utilize prescribed fire most effectively.
More and more doctors are prescribing the drugs for patients who aren't suffering from depression or any other mental illness, according to a provocative new study.
He was prescribed antacids, which were ineffective.
Lake Tahoe fire chiefs express concerns over prescribed burns.
While there are no prescribed fires currently planned in the Verde Valley, fall is the season when many occur.
Wildland firefighters plan to light two prescribed fires today in Central Oregon.
Season's first prescribed burn west of La Pine.
Prescribed Burns Scheduled for Prescott Area.
Two different 200-acre prescribed burns are scheduled in Prescott National Forest this week.
More and more physicians are implementing electronic prescribing technology in their offices, and many of them are glad they did.
Half of all American doctors responding to a nationwide survey say they regularly prescribe placebos to patients.

In science:

Such axis relation provides a way to identify a corresponding Kinnersley-Chitre transformation to generate a spacetime with prescribed E potential from Minkowski space via this Geroch group.
Weyl metrics and the generating conjecture
Theorem 1 together with results from shows that we can use gluing to produce a wide variety of multi black hole solutions with prescribed asymptotics.
Gluing Initial Data Sets for General Relativity
We can also use it to glue a prescribed black hole to a cosmological solution.
Gluing Initial Data Sets for General Relativity
Here the order of terms is prescribed by the order we fixed in (39).
Generic Transfer for General Spin Groups
In particular, for all v 6∈ S the local representation Π′ v is related to πv as prescribed in Theorem 1.1.
Generic Transfer for General Spin Groups
For later convenience, we denote F (s) as the probability that a randomly chosen unfrozen variable node i will eventually fix a total number s of other unfrozen variable nodes when it is flipped to a prescribed value σi = σ∗ i, where s is under the constraint that s ∼ O(1) and therefore limN→∞ s/N = 0.
Long range frustration in finite connectivity spin glasses: A mean field theory and its application to the random $K$-satisfiability problem
The generation of quantum operation means to find a control v such that the tra jectory generated by Schr¨odinger’s equation can achieve a prescribed target unitary operator UT at certain final time.
Generation of quantum logic operations from physical Hamiltonians
Our task is to find the control v that will drive the system (1) from the initial operation U (0) = I to a prescribed target quantum operation UT .
Generation of quantum logic operations from physical Hamiltonians
Abstract: Moments of secular and inverse secular coefficients, averaged over random matrices from classical groups, are related to the enumeration of non-negative matrices with prescribed row and column sums.
Counting formulas associated with some random matrix averages
With knowledge of the above results, we can now easily obtain an enumeration formula for symmetric non-negative integer matrices with prescribed row sums.
Counting formulas associated with some random matrix averages
Next, we note that the results of Baik and Rains in fact allow the diagonal sum to be prescribed.
Counting formulas associated with some random matrix averages
Prescribe the row sums and column sums by the partitions µ and ˜µ respectively, which are to be written in terms of the frequency of their parts by (1.1).
Counting formulas associated with some random matrix averages
The coefficient of αµβ ˜µγ ν δ ˜ν tells us the number of matrices (3.1) with prescribed row and column sums.
Counting formulas associated with some random matrix averages
Our interest is in the scaled joint distribution associated with k-increasing subsequences for random involutions with a prescribed number of fixed points.
Correlation functions for random involutions
It is the ob jective of this study to calculate the analogous joint probability for involutions with a prescribed number of fixed points.
Correlation functions for random involutions