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January 1959

The Student Life.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1959;103(1):168-169. doi:10.1001/archinte.1959.00270010174032

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Admirers of William Osler, a select and hardly diminishing band, have made many efforts to keep his memory alive. Camac collected "Counsels and Ideals from the Writings of William Osler," which for a time had a wide distribution. For many years, Mr. Eli Lilly presented a copy of "Aequanimitas" to every graduate of a medical school in the United States. At the time of the Osler centenary, complete numbers of the Archives, the British Medical Journal, the Bulletin of Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Canadian Medical Association Journal were devoted to Osler. Many new items came to light, particularly from those who in their youth had known him personally. Thus the image of Osler left by Cushing was enlarged and made more commodious. But it is in Osler's writings that we see him best, not in what others say of him. One finds behind the charm and the elegance a melancholy

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