William Osler Quotes

William Osler Quotes: Medicine is learned by the bedside and not in the classroom. Let not your conceptions of disease come from words heard in the lecture room or read from the book. See, and then reason and compare and control. But see first.
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William Osler Quote: The great minds, the great works transcend all limitations of time, of language, and of race, and the scholar can never feel initiated into the company of the elect until he can approach all of life's problems from the cosmopolitan standpoint.
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Quotes about William Osler: Breathes there a man with soul so dead that it does not glow at the thought of what the men of his blood have done and suffered to make his country what it is? There is room, plenty of room, for proper pride of land and birth. What I inveigh against is a cursed spirit of intolerance, conceived in distrust and bred in ignorance, that makes the mental attitude perennially antagonistic, even bitterly antagonistic, to everything foreign, that subordinates everywhere the race to the nation, forgetting the higher claims of human brotherhood.
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Quote about William Osler: Taking a lady's hand gives her confidence in her physician.
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William Osler Sayings: One special advantage of the skeptical attitude of mind is that a man is never vexed to find that after all he has been in the wrong.
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William Osler Saying: Patients rarely die of the disease from which they suffer. Secondary or terminal infections are the real cause of death.
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Sayings about William Osler: It is strange how the memory of a man may float to posterity on what he would have himself regarded as the most trifling of his works.
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Saying about William Osler: We doctors have always been a simple trusting folk. Did we not believe Galen implicitly for 1500 years and Hippocrates for more than 2000?
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William Osler Quotes: There are three classes of human beings: men, women and women physicians.
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William Osler Quote: Nature, the great Moloch, which exacts a frightful tax of human blood, sparing neither young nor old; taking the child from the cradle, the mother from her babe, and the father from the family.
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Quotes about William Osler: The very first step toward success in any occupation is to become interested in it. Locke put this in a very happy way when he said, give a pupil
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Quote about William Osler: There is a form of laughter that springs from the heart, heard every day in the merry voice of childhood, the expression of a laughter - loving spirit that defies analysis by the philosopher, which has nothing rigid or mechanical in it, and totally without social significance. Bubbling spontaneously from the heart of child or man. Without egotism and full of feeling, laughter is the music of life.
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William Osler Sayings: Care more for the individual patient than for the special features of the disease. . . . Put yourself in his place . . . The kindly word, the cheerful greeting, the sympathetic look - these the patient understands.
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William Osler Saying: A library represents the mind of its collector, his fancies and foibles, his strength and weakness, his prejudices and preferences. Particularly is this the case if, to the character of a collector, he adds - or tries to add - the qualities of a student who wishes to know the books and the lives of the men who wrote them. The friendships of his life, the phases of his growth, the vagaries of his mind, all are represented.
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