The Quotable Osler

The Quotable Osler

Revised Edition

Mark Silverman MD, MACP, T. Jock Murray MD, MACP, Charles S. Bryan MD, MACP

Publication date: 2008
ISBN: 9781934465004

Title information

Sir William Osler (1849-1919) is often considered the pre-eminent physician of the 20th century. A humanist who emphasized compassion for the individual, a doctor whose bedside skills and manner were emulated by admirers and students, and an educator whose concepts revolutionized clinical teaching, Osler is regarded by many as the ideal medical practitioner. His eloquent essays and speeches, laced with principles and precepts written in an aphoristic style, have influenced generations of physicians. Organized by topic and thoroughly indexed, this completely updated and revised paperback edition includes a chronology of Osler's life and achievements, plus 50 new quotations, 40 of which come from a previously unknown address Osler gave to medical students at the University of Pennsylvania. The Quotable Osler is the ideal resource for those seeking an apt quote for an article or presentation, or for those wanting to sample Osler's thought-provoking and uplifting messages. Osler's meaningful and valuable teachings are timeless, and this new paperback edition is the ideal gift for a fellow physician, medical student, or a graduating resident.

Pages: 317
Language: English
Publisher: American College of Physicians
Edition: Revised Edition
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JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association)

...would be enjoyed by any medical student, nurse, or doctor, and it could inspire anyone whose calling involves tending to human needs, be they teacher, therapist, or counselor.

British Medical Journal

A source of wisdom, common sense and culture. No wonder Silas Weir Mitchell gave Osler the thumbs up for his move to Philadelphia. Doctors should do the same for this book.

Canadian Medical Association Journal

A charming and even inspiring book, and an important addition to any medical library.