Saturday, February 03, 2007

Sir William Osler

Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet (July 12, 1849 – December 29, 1919) was a Canadian physician. He has been called one of the greatest icons of modern medicine, the Father of Modern Medicine.

Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought.
Sir William Osler

Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows.
Sir William Osler

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
Sir William Osler

To study the phenomenon of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea, while to study books without patients is not to go to sea at all.
Sir William Osler

One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.
Sir William Osler,
Aphorisms from his Bedside Teachings (1961) p. 105

The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.
Sir William Osler,
In H. Cushing, Life of Sir William Osler (1925)

Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition.
Sir William Osler, to his students

Sir William Olser on Aequenimitas
Sir William Osler on Doctor and Nurse
Sir William Osler on Books and Men

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Blogger Sora said...


6:22 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

Hm? That's all you gonna say?

11:21 PM  
Blogger Sora said...

"Look wise, say nothing, and grunt."



7:35 PM  
Blogger Alex Tang said...

Ah,so. I get it. Sheepish *smile*

1:01 AM  

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