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July 1949

POSTHUMOUS TRIBUTES TO SIR WILLIAM OSLER

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SAN FRANCISCO

From the Department of the History of Medicine and Bibliography, University of California Medical School.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1949;84(1):170-197. doi:10.1001/archinte.1949.00230010180027
Abstract

All of him that we value here

Wakes on the morn of his hundredth year.

"EVERY gift of the gods was his. . . . He was one of nature's chosen." So wrote the late Fielding Garrison of Osler. It is almost thirty years since he died, and his eminence as a teacher and physician has not waned. Indeed, the years have added to his glory. No one has in any way taken his place as "the young man's friend" and as "the world's best doctor."

Who can ever truly estimate the greatness of such a man ? His fame lies not only in his achievement as a physician whose judgment in all things medical was outstanding, in his rich knowledge of biblical lore and in his remarkable learning of the Greek and Latin writers and his familiarity with philosophy and literature throughout the centuries, but in

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