William Osler: A Life in Medicine

William Osler: A Life in Medicine

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by Michael Bliss
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195329600

ISBN-13: 9780195329605

Pub. Date: 08/22/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press

A compelling biography of one of the greatest physicians in the history of medicine, bringing to life both a fascinating man and the formative age of 20th-century medicine. 41 illustrations.  See more details below

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A compelling biography of one of the greatest physicians in the history of medicine, bringing to life both a fascinating man and the formative age of 20th-century medicine. 41 illustrations.

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ISBN-13:
9780195329605
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/22/2007
Pages:
622
Sales rank:
515,044
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: On Doing an Osler Autopsyix
1 English Gentlemen with American Energy3
2 Learning to See: Student Years36
3 The Baby Professor80
4 The Best Men: Philadelphia122
5 Starting at Johns Hopkins168
6 We All Worship Him208
7 The Great American Doctor259
8 Leaving America308
9 A Delightful Life and Place332
10 Sir William369
11 All the Youth and Glory of the Country402
12 Never Use a Crutch441
13 Osler's Afterlife477
Notes and Sources505
Acknowledgments557
Illustration Credits561
Index563
Illustrations follow pages 210 and 434

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William Osler: A Life in Medicine 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This excellent biography of Sir William Osler not only brings to life an engaging scientist, husband, father, and gifted teacher, but it also illuminates the history of the medical sciences -- including pathology, internal medicine, ophthalmology, psychiatry -- from the dark ages of bleeding to the threshold of the discoveries of sulfa and penicillin. In the process, this work limns the horrors of World War I and the barbarism of German militarism, which destroyed the cultural treasures of Louvain, Belgium much as a century later the Iraqis set fire to the oil fields of Kuwait. There are unexpected flashes of humor and pathos, not to mention an admonitory portrait of a descendant of Paul Revere of whom the rough rider might well have been ashamed.