I enjoyed Hirshbein's enlightening article on Osler's ideas about old age,1 which reminded me of the approach to old age of another great physician of the 20th century and my mentor, William Dock.2 Osler was the mentor of William Dock's father, George Dock, at the Univesity of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in the 1880s, and the two remained close friends.3
Cheng TO. Osler, Old Age, and Dock. Arch Intern Med. 2002;162(6):719. doi:
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