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Osler's "a way of life" and other addresses, with commentary and annotations [electronic resource] /
Sir William Osler ; [edited by] Shigeaki Hinohara and Hisae Niki ; with a foreword by John P. McGovern.
imprint
Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2001.
description
xxiv, 378 p. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0822326825 (hdbk. : alk. paper), 9780822326823 (hdbk. : alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2001.
isbn
0822326825 (hdbk. : alk. paper)
9780822326823 (hdbk. : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
10775984
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-378).
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Appeared in Choice on 2002-02-01:
Sir William Osler's essays, especially "A Way of Life," have appeared and reappeared for almost a century, so any new edition needs to justify its arrival. In 1983, Hinohara and Niki published a Japanese translation of Osler. They knew that their audience would be unfamiliar with the biblical and Western classical allusions that Osler wove into his writings, so they prepared an extensive annotation--almost 800 items--to accompany the text. Lately, they have realized that passing years and changing educational customs had made Osler almost as unintelligible to US and European readers as he was to Japanese ones, so they translated their notes and appended them to the English texts. The result is impressive; it is like reading Osler in color instead of in black and white, or catching a glimpse of the 90 percent of the iceberg that remains submerged. Oslerians know that Osler had mastered the humanist as well as the medical traditions, but reading his essays in this edition displays to a new generation of physicians and those who care about medicine the depth of that mastery and perhaps entices them to read further in Osler and his sources. General readers; undergraduates through professionals. T. P. Gariepy Stonehill College
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"This book enables our society and those to come to benefit from the wisdom of one of the greatest physicians of all time, Sir William Olser. For over a century Osler has been recognized as a force for the humanities and ethics in medicine and for patient-centered medicine, areas severely challenged today by the so-called managed care movement, health insurance, and governmental influences. It is a message not only for the medical profession but for all who would seek compassionate physicians who had been influenced and stimulated by Osler's timeless wisdom and humanity. I will cherish this book in my library and heart."- Billy F. Andrews, M.D., Professor and Chairman Emeritus, University of Louisville, and Chief-of-Staff Emeritus, Kosair Children's Hospital, University of Louisville"This is an outstanding work of painstaking scholarship, which makes this truly great human's best thinking readily accessible to modern students, professionals, scholars, and readers interested in medicine and the health professions generally. The volume presents a cornucopia of both personal and professional wisdom in addition to demonstrating Osler's extraordinary erudition."- Roger J. Bulger, M.D.; President, Association of Academic Health Centers
"This is an outstanding work of painstaking scholarship, which makes this truly great human's best thinking readily accessible to modern students, professionals, scholars, and readers interested in medicine and the health professions generally. The volume presents a cornucopia of both personal and professional wisdom in addition to demonstrating Osler's extraordinary erudition." - Roger J. Bulger, M.D., President, Association of Academic Health Centers
“This is an outstanding work of painstaking scholarship, which makes this truly great human’s best thinking readily accessible to modern students, professionals, scholars, and readers interested in medicine and the health professions generally. The volume presents a cornucopia of both personal and professional wisdom in addition to demonstrating Osler’s extraordinary erudition.” - Roger J. Bulger, M.D., President, Association of Academic Health Centers
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"This book enables our society and those to come to benefit from the wisdom of one of the greatest physicians of all time, Sir William Osler. For over a century Osler has been recognized as a force for the humanities and ethics in medicine and for patient-centered medicine, areas severely challenged today by the so-called managed care movement, health insurance, and governmental influences. It is a message not only for the medical profession but for all who would seek compassionate physicians who had been influenced and stimulated by Osler's timeless wisdom and humanity. I will cherish this book in my library and heart."-Billy F. Andrews, M.D., Professor and Chairman Emeritus, University of Louisvil≤ Chief-of-Staff Emeritus, Kosair Children's Hospital, University of Louisville
Back Cover Copy
"This is an outstanding work of painstaking scholarship, which makes this truly great human's best thinking readily accessible to modern students, professionals, scholars, and readers interested in medicine and the health professions generally. The volume presents a cornucopia of both personal and professional wisdom in addition to demonstrating Osler's extraordinary erudition."-Roger J. Bulger, M.D., President, Association of Academic Health Centers
Main Description
Sir William Osler (1849-1919) had a long and distinguished career as a physician and professor at McGill University, the University of Pennsylvania, the Johns Hopkins University, and finally, as the Regius Chair in Medicine at Oxford University. Over the course of his professional life, Osler gave many addresses-mostly to medical students-on medical ethics, medicine and the humanities, the relationship between the medical practitioner and the patient, and, as the titular essay makes clear, on the "way of life" he advocated for the ethical physician. He remains an inspiration to many contemporary medical practitioners; there are active Osler Societies throughout the worldWhile Osler's talks were frequently published during his lifetime and they have been published individually and in different compilations since his death, none contain the over 1500 annotations that appear here, notes that serve to explain the many philosophical, biblical, historical, and literary allusions contained in Osler's writings.This thoroughly explicated selection of Sir William Osler's writings will be cherished by physicians, medical students, nurses, philosophers, theologians, and ethicists in this-and future-generations.
Main Description
Sir William Osler (1849–1919) had a long and distinguished career as a physician and professor at McGill University, the University of Pennsylvania, the Johns Hopkins University, and finally, as the Regius Chair in Medicine at Oxford University. Over the course of his professional life, Osler gave many addresses-mostly to medical students-on medical ethics, medicine and the humanities, the relationship between the medical practitioner and the patient, and, as the titular essay makes clear, on the “way of life” he advocated for the ethical physician. He remains an inspiration to many contemporary medical practitioners; there are active Osler Societies throughout the world. While Osler’s talks were frequently published during his lifetime and they have been published individually and in different compilations since his death, none contain the over 1500 annotations that appear here, notes that serve to explain the many philosophical, biblical, historical, and literary allusions contained in Osler’s writings. This thoroughly explicated selection of Sir William Osler’s writings will be cherished by physicians, medical students, nurses, philosophers, theologians, and ethicists in this-and future-generations.
Main Description
Sir William Osler (18491919) had a long and distinguished career as a physician and professor at McGill University, the University of Pennsylvania, the Johns Hopkins University, and finally, as the Regius Chair in Medicine at Oxford University. Over the course of his professional life, Osler gave many addresses-mostly to medical students-on medical ethics, medicine and the humanities, the relationship between the medical practitioner and the patient, and, as the titular essay makes clear, on the "way of life" he advocated for the ethical physician. He remains an inspiration to many contemporary medical practitioners; there are active Osler Societies throughout the world. While Osler's talks were frequently published during his lifetime and they have been published individually and in different compilations since his death, none contain the over 1500 annotations that appear here, notes that serve to explain the many philosophical, biblical, historical, and literary allusions contained in Osler's writings. This thoroughly explicated selection of Sir William Osler's writings will be cherished by physicians, medical students, nurses, philosophers, theologians, and ethicists in this-and future-generations.
Main Description
"This book enables our society and those to come to benefit from the wisdom of one of the greatest physicians of all time, Sir William Osler. For over a century Osler has been recognized as a force for the humanities and ethics in medicine and for patient-centered medicine, areas severely challenged today by the so-called managed care movement, health insurance, and governmental influences. It is a message not only for the medical profession but for all who would seek compassionate physicians who had been influenced and stimulated by Osler's timeless wisdom and humanity. I will cherish this book in my library and heart."--Billy F. Andrews, M.D., Professor and Chairman Emeritus, University of Louisville; Chief-of-Staff Emeritus, Kosair Children's Hospital, University of Louisville
Main Description
"This is an outstanding work of painstaking scholarship, which makes this truly great human's best thinking readily accessible to modern students, professionals, scholars, and readers interested in medicine and the health professions generally. The volume presents a cornucopia of both personal and professional wisdom in addition to demonstrating Osler's extraordinary erudition."--Roger J. Bulger, M.D., President, Association of Academic Health Centers
Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
To the Reader
Chronological Table of Sir William Osler's Life
A Way of Life
Aequanimitas
Sir Thomas Browne
The Old Humanities and the New Science
Doctor and Nurse
Teacher and Student
Physic and Physicians as Depicted in Plato
The Leaven of Science
Teaching and Thinking
Nurse and Patient
After Twenty-Five Years
Books and Men
Chauvinism in Medicine
The Master-Word in Medicine
The Hospital as a College
The Fixed Period
The Student Life
Unity, Peace, and Concord
L'envoi
Man's Redemption of Man
Bed-Side Library for Medical Students
Abbreviations
Reference Sources
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