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It is easier to forestall a disaster than to deal with it. For example, The new law makes all children under twelve wear bicycle helmets-an ounce of prevention. This ancient proverb is first recorded in Latin in Henry de Bracton's De Legibus (c. 1240) and has been repeated ever since, often in shortened form.
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Benjamin Franklin famously wrote, An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
An ounce of prevention, Benjamin Franklin famously said, is worth a pound of cure.
AN ounce of prevention always beats a pound of "cure", and many of the 23 million drugs prescribed in Wales last year for cardiovascular conditions, which may abate rather thaan curing any serious condition, could have been avoided by a simple change in eating habits ("Big rise in prescriptions", Echo, August 15).
In these cases, an ounce of prevention could literally have saved thousands of dollars of cure.
Traveling users could find that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of sleep aids.
An ounce of prevention can be worth a pound of cure
Still, an ounce of prevention, like keeping outdoor lights on all night and parking your car in the garage, can make all the difference.
Just An Ounce of Prevention begins with a review of the original blood-type diet, emphasizing newer research on the importance of diet to health, and Dr.
Has the council not heard of the saying an ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure.
The old adage about an ounce of prevention is nowhere more true than in a crowded building, for once vigilance and common sense have failed, it is often too late to prevent tragedy.
He said: "The sad truth is many of these amputations could have been prevented, and it is a classic case of an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure.
This is definitely a situation where an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
One truth, however, is that an ounce of prevention is always worth more than a pound of cure.
Hook EW III, An ounce of prevention, editorial, Annals of Internal Medicine, 2005, 143(10):751-752.