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William Osler : a life in medicine

Author: Michael Bliss
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a life lasting seventy years, he [William Osler] practiced, taught, and wrote about medicine at Canada'a McGill University, America's Johns Hopkins University, and finally as Regius Professor at Oxford. At the time of his death in England in 1919, many considered him to be the greatest doctor in the world."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: William Osler, Sir; William Osler, Sir; William Osler, Sir; William Osler, Sir; William Osler, Sir; William Osler; William Osler; William Osler
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bliss
ISBN: 0195123468 9780195123463
OCLC Number: 41439631
Awards: Commended for BMA Medical Book Competition: Basis of Medicine Category 2000.
Description: xiv, 581 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface: On Doing an Osler Autopsy ix --
1 English Gentlemen with American Energy 3 --
2 Learning to See: Student Years 36 --
3 The Baby Professor 80 --
4 The Best Men: Philadelphia 122 --
5 Starting at Johns Hopkins 168 --
6 We All Worship Him 208 --
7 The Great American Doctor 259 --
8 Leaving America 308 --
9 A Delightful Life and Place 332 --
10 Sir William 369 --
11 All the Youth and Glory of the Country 402 --
12 Never Use a Crutch 441 --
13 Osler's Afterlife 477.
Responsibility: Michael Bliss.
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This is a biography of one of the greatest physicians in the history of medicine, William Osler (1849-1919), who was the high priest of the coming of modern medicine in the English-speaking world.  Read more...

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" ... a brilliant and ... balanced account of Osler's extraordinary life ... It will be an undoubted classic for many years to come." The Royal Society Notes and Records

 
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