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April 1966

De Humani Corporis Fabrica.*

Arch Intern Med. 1966;117(4):592-594. doi:10.1001/archinte.1966.03870100120030

There is a third class of men in the profession to whom books are dearer than to teachers or practitioners, a small silent band but in reality the leaven of the whole lump. The profane call them bibliomaniacs and in truth they are at times irresponsible and do not always know the difference between meum and tuum.

William Osler, "Books and Men."1

Last year the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association published in two parts a very interesting article by Thomas E. Keys, librarian of the Mayo Clinic, entitled "Sir William Osier and the Medical Library." 2 Mr. Keys relates sympathetically Osler's contributions to medical libraries which were personally observed through his unflagging interest, materially evident by his book contributions, and demonstrated timewise by his becoming President of the Association of Medical Librarians of which this organization is the successor. During his lifetime Osler was continually trying to fill

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