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One of the best things that could happen to a medical student would be to become interested in the life and work of Sir William Osler. His influence on the medical profession is still strong, although he has been dead more than 30 years. His life provides a pattern that physicians could well follow. While a bibliography of his writings would contain hundreds of items, in this book are collected only a few of his more or less philosophical essays. These essays were chosen by a committee "to give the medical student a taste of Osler." They will find here, not the pathologist or the clinical professor, but Osler the essayist and historian. The introductory chapter comprises an interesting but short biography.
Selected Writings of Sir William Osler, 12 July 1849 to 29 December 1919. JAMA. 1951;147(3):285. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670200077035
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