Edited by G. L. Keynes, M.D., F.R.C.S. Price, $1.50. Pp. 278, with 5 illustrations. Dover Publications, Inc., 920 Broadway, New York 10, 1958.
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The publication of a paper-bound edition of this delightful collection of William Osler's essays puts it within the reach, and I hope in the hands, of all medical students who do not already own a copy. There is no effort to expunge, rearrange, or otherwise alter the papers as Osler wrote them. This book was first put out by the Oxford University Press, under the aegis of the Osier Club, in England. It includes a charming introduction by Keynes and has an index which is chiefly an index of personal names, but even this is of some help. Six of the sixteen essays are biographical, and many of the others are full of allusions to famous historical people—doctors, humanists, scholars—and cranks. Each of these essays is worth the time of reading and rereading, and even the poorest student should be able to afford the modest price. Here then is a
Bean WB. A Way of Life and Other Selected Writings of Sir William Osler.. AMA Arch Intern Med. 1959;103(6):1013. doi:10.1001/archinte.1959.00270060165038