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Osler's "a way of life" and other addresses, with commentary and annotations

"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 more than 1500 annotations that appear here, notes that serve to explain the many philosophical, biblical, historical, and literary allusions contained in Osler's writings."--BOOK JACKET
Print Book, English, 2001
Duke University Press, Durham [N.C.], 2001
xxiv, 378 pages ; 26 cm
9780822326823, 9780822383147, 0822326825, 0822383144
Ch. 1. A way of life
Ch. 2. Aequanimitas
Ch. 3. Sir Thomas Browne
Ch. 4. The old humanities and the new science
Ch. 5. Doctor and nurse
Ch. 6. Teacher and student
Ch. 7. Physic and physicians as depicted in Plato
Ch. 8. The leaven of science
Ch. 9. Teaching and thinking
Ch. 10. Nurse and patient
Ch. 11. After twenty-five years
Ch. 12. Books and men
Ch. 13. Chauvinism in medicine
Ch. 14. The master-word in medicine
Ch. 15. The hospital as a college
Ch. 16. The fixed period
Ch. 17. The student life
Ch. 18. Unity, peace, and concord
Ch. 19. L'envoi
Ch. 20. Man's redemption of man
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