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The importance of an avocation

The young doctor should look about early for an avocation, a pastime, that will take him away from patients, pills, and potions . . . No is really happy or safe without one, and it makes precious little difference what the outside interest may be – botany, beetles or butterflies, roses, tulips, or irises, fishing mountaineering or antiquities – anything will do so long as he straddles a hobby and rides it hard.

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Medicine is...

Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.

~ William Osler

A Visit to the Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Reading Room

Dr. Patrick Brunner, the author of today’s guest post, is Instructor in Clinical Investigation at The Rockefeller University.

On July 26 2016, a group of young physician-scientists from The Rockefeller University visited the Drs. 732 more words


Day 273 NOW

Good morning!

William Osler, the Father of Modern Medicine once said:

“The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today’s work superbly well.”

And another quote from Osler already translated in Filipino from “Self-Improvement 101: Mga Dapat Malaman ng Bawat Leader” by John C.

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In 1905, a Canadian hero said old people were useless — and sparked an Internet-sized public shaming

It all started as a joke, a groan-worthy aside that probably wouldn’t have elicited a laugh if it wasn’t bookended by a bunch of serious medical talk. 1,958 more words


Variability is the law of life, and as no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike, and no two individuals react alike and behave alike under the abnormal conditions which we know as disease. 6 more words

William Osler

Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought. – William Osler http://ift.tt/1UaAN1i

William Osler