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- Duke University Press Books
Sir William Osler (1849–1919) had a long and distinguished career as a physician and professor at McGill University, the University of Pennsylvania, the Johns Hopkins University, and finally, as the Regius Chair in Medicine at Oxford University. Over the course of his professional life, Osler gave many addresses—mostly to medical students—on medical ethics, medicine and the humanities, the relationship between the medical practitioner and the patient, and, as the titular essay makes clear, on the “way of life” he advocated for the ethical physician. He remains an inspiration to many contemporary medical practitioners; there are active Osler Societies throughout the world.
While Osler’s talks were frequently published during his lifetime and they have been published individually and in different compilations since his death, none contain the over 1500 annotations that appear here, notes that serve to explain the many philosophical, biblical, historical, and literary allusions contained in Osler’s writings.
This thoroughly explicated selection of Sir William Osler’s writings will be cherished by physicians, medical students, nurses, philosophers, theologians, and ethicists in this—and future—generations.
|Publisher:||Duke University Press Books|
|Series:||Medical Holiday 2001 Series|
|Product dimensions:||7.17(w) x 10.39(h) x 1.25(d)|
Table of Contents
Foreword / John P. McGovern, M.D.
To the Reader
Chronological Table of Sir William Osler’s Life
1. A Way of Life
3. Sir Thomas Browne
4. The Old Humanities and the New Science
5. Doctor and Nurse
6. Teacher and Student
7. Physic and Physicians as Depicted in Plato
8. The Leaven of Science
9. Teaching and Thinking
10. Nurse and Patient
11. After Twenty-Five Years
12. Books and Men
13. Chauvinism in Medicine
14. The Master-Word in Medicine
15. The Hospital as a College
16. The Fixed Period
17. The Student Life
18. Unity, Peace, and Concord
20. Man’s Redemption of Man
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