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Letter "W" » William Osler Quotes
«The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease»
«We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life.»
«He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all.»
«There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language.»
«The young physician starts life with 20 drugs for each disease, and the old physician ends life with one drug for 20 diseases.»
«Courage and cheerfulness will not only carry you over the rough places in life, but will enable you to bring comfort and help to the weak-hearted and will console you in the sad hours»
Author: William Osler
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«One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine»
«It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.»
«The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business; a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head. Often the best part of your work will have nothing to do with potions and powders, but with the exercise of an influence of the strong upon the weak, of the righteous upon the wicked, of the wise upon the foolish.»
Author: William Osler
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, My Foolish Heart
, practice of medicine
, The Practice
«Observe, record, tabulate, communicate. Use your five senses. . . . Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert.»