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With half an hour’s reading in bed every night as a steady practice, the busiest man can get a fair education before the plasma sets in the periganglionic spaces of his grey cortex.

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Revealing Data: Collecting Data about TB, ca. 1900

By Susan L. Speaker ~

In the summer of 1901, Elizabeth Blauvelt, a Johns Hopkins medical student, prepared a summary of data (“Report on Data Obtained in Visits to Tuberculosis Patients… 1,034 more words

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“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.”

– Sir William Osler

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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

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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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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

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