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Reforming the Healer's Vocation

The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business; a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head.

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“Our dear Laddie has been taken”: Edward Revere Osler killed in Flanders, August 1917

 By Susan Speaker ~

In an earlier post, I highlighted the wartime experiences of Sir William Osler, who is often called “the father of American medicine. 626 more words


Isocrates, Milton, Osler, and the Internet

Democracy destroys itself because it abuses its right to freedom and equality. Because it teaches its citizens to consider audacity as a right, lawlessness as a freedom, abrasive speech as equality, and anarchy as progress.

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Medical Essays

Remembering Michael Bliss

Elsbeth Heaman

In recent years I’ve sometimes had the feeling that I’m stalking Michael Bliss. Time and again I’ve wandered into a particular historical thicket, and found that he had been there ahead of me. 1,336 more words


The only way to treat the common cold is with contempt. ~ William Osler