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Doctors' work : the legacy of Sir William Osler /
Ted Grant.
imprint
Toronto : Firefly Books, 2003.
description
256 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm.
ISBN
1552976033 :, 9781552976036 :
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imprint
Toronto : Firefly Books, 2003.
isbn
1552976033 :
9781552976036 :
catalogue key
8953349
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 46) and index.
A Look Inside
Excerpts
Introduction or Preface
Introduction to A Photographic Tribute by Ted Grant"It was like a scene from the movies: bright lights, active people, shining equipment. It cried out to be photographed. And what a great place to shoot!" This was the last recollection I had before being anesthetized. Dr. Brien Benoit, chief of neurosurgery at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, was about to operate on me for trigeminal neuralgia.Some months following my surgery, I asked Dr. Benoit if I could spend a week photographing his activities as a neurosurgeon. The week initiated an assignment that has become one of the major works of my 50-year career as a photojournalist.In the beginning, I never thought of this project as a book, but more as a record of the doctor I encountered during an emotional time in my life.As one physician pointed out, "The book captures our feelings, concerns and dedication in a candid manner rarely seen in a collection of photographs. And combined with the quotations of Dr. Osler, it is a constant reminder of why I became a physician. It is my work." I'm very grateful to the doctors and nurses who permitted me to work with them. They contributed to the success of this project.Some of the photographs may no longer depict the most recent equipment or the latest technique. But the message is the same as when the photos were taken: the picture illustrates dedicated human beings caring for those who have placed their trust in them.I would like to acknowledge the passing of Dr. Douglas Waugh. His contribution of historical background about Sir William Osler became the catalyst for this collaboration between Osler's words and my photographs.
Introduction or Preface
Introduction to A Photographic Tributeby Ted Grant "It was like a scene from the movies: bright lights, active people, shining equipment. It cried out to be photographed. And what a great place to shoot!" This was the last recollection I had before being anesthetized. Dr. Brien Benoit, chief of neurosurgery at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, was about to operate on me for trigeminal neuralgia. Some months following my surgery, I asked Dr. Benoit if I could spend a week photographing his activities as a neurosurgeon. The week initiated an assignment that has become one of the major works of my 50-year career as a photojournalist. In the beginning, I never thought of this project as a book, but more as a record of the doctor I encountered during an emotional time in my life. As one physician pointed out, "The book captures our feelings, concerns and dedication in a candid manner rarely seen in a collection of photographs. And combined with the quotations of Dr. Osler, it is a constant reminder of why I became a physician. It is my work." I'm very grateful to the doctors and nurses who permitted me to work with them. They contributed to the success of this project. Some of the photographs may no longer depict the most recent equipment or the latest technique. But the message is the same as when the photos were taken: the picture illustrates dedicated human beings caring for those who have placed their trust in them. I would like to acknowledge the passing of Dr. Douglas Waugh. His contribution of historical background about Sir William Osler became the catalyst for this collaboration between Osler's words and my photographs.
Introduction or Preface
Introduction to A Photographic Tribute by Ted Grant "It was like a scene from the movies: bright lights, active people, shining equipment. It cried out to be photographed. And what a great place to shoot!" This was the last recollection I had before being anesthetized. Dr. Brien Benoit, chief of neurosurgery at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, was about to operate on me for trigeminal neuralgia. Some months following my surgery, I asked Dr. Benoit if I could spend a week photographing his activities as a neurosurgeon. The week initiated an assignment that has become one of the major works of my 50-year career as a photojournalist. In the beginning, I never thought of this project as a book, but more as a record of the doctor I encountered during an emotional time in my life. As one physician pointed out, "The book captures our feelings, concerns and dedication in a candid manner rarely seen in a collection of photographs. And combined with the quotations of Dr. Osler, it is a constant reminder of why I became a physician. It is my work." I'm very grateful to the doctors and nurses who permitted me to work with them. They contributed to the success of this project. Some of the photographs may no longer depict the most recent equipment or the latest technique. But the message is the same as when the photos were taken: the picture illustrates dedicated human beings caring for those who have placed their trust in them. I would like to acknowledge the passing of Dr. Douglas Waugh. His contribution of historical background about Sir William Osler became the catalyst for this collaboration between Osler's words and my photographs.
First Chapter

Introduction to
A Photographic Tribute

by Ted Grant

"It was like a scene from the movies: bright lights, active people, shining equipment. It cried out to be photographed. And what a great place to shoot!" This was the last recollection I had before being anesthetized. Dr. Brien Benoit, chief of neurosurgery at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, was about to operate on me for trigeminal neuralgia.

Some months following my surgery, I asked Dr. Benoit if I could spend a week photographing his activities as a neurosurgeon. The week initiated an assignment that has become one of the major works of my 50-year career as a photojournalist.

In the beginning, I never thought of this project as a book, but more as a record of the doctor I encountered during an emotional time in my life.

As one physician pointed out, "The book captures our feelings, concerns and dedication in a candid manner rarely seen in a collection of photographs. And combined with the quotations of Dr. Osler, it is a constant reminder of why I became a physician. It is my work." I'm very grateful to the doctors and nurses who permitted me to work with them. They contributed to the success of this project.

Some of the photographs may no longer depict the most recent equipment or the latest technique. But the message is the same as when the photos were taken: the picture illustrates dedicated human beings caring for those who have placed their trust in them.

I would like to acknowledge the passing of Dr. Douglas Waugh. His contribution of historical background about Sir William Osler became the catalyst for this collaboration between Osler's words and my photographs.

Reviews
Review Quotes
A collection of wonderful photographs... sure to be a hit with the medical community, could also be a wonderful reference book for photography students.
A real overview of the medical life... We find ourselves drawn into the images and empathizing with the subjects.
Inspirational.
Old fashioned photojournalism... a real overview of the medical life... We find ourselves drawn into the images and empathizing with the subjects.
A collection of wonderful photographs... sure to be a hit with the medical community... wonderful reference book for photography students.
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Summaries
Author Comments
WHY YOU SHOULD BUY THIS BOOK! This book is a unique presentation of powerful black and white photographs depicting medical professionals in their work environment during real life situations. The photographs are accompanied by Sir William Osler quotations which apply the principals and practice of medicine and, written a hundred years ago, they still influence today's medical profession. The photographs are the centerpiece of this book and are also an excellent learning example for those interested in photography. As all the photographs are taken without adding flash, they provide an insight into taking pictures by existing light. Not only is this book a classic combination of pictures with Osler quotations for the medical profession, it is an ideal learning tool for photographers. It will be valued by medical and photography students as well as those practicing their profession.
Main Description
A photographic tribute to the man who changed the practice of medicine. A little over a hundred years ago, becoming a doctor was dangerously easy. Admission requirements for training were low and the M.D. was automatically given after the second term, regardless of the student's academic performance. Teaching was by lecture alone, and a student could graduate without ever seeing a patient. Within the space of his lifetime William Osler (1849-1919) worked tirelessly to change medical schools from trade schools into intellectually demanding academic institutions. Osler founded the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and later became a professor emeritus of medicine at Oxford University. Doctors' Work shows how one remarkable man revolutionized medical schools and redefined the physician-patient relationship. A biographical profile of Osler is followed by photographs of physicians, nurses, and medical technicians at work. Photographed by Ted Grant using extremely high-speed film and virtually silent cameras, these images capture the compassion and dedication of front-line healthcare professionals. Each photograph is accompanied with an insightful quotation by Osler, Pasteur, Curie, Einstein, Nightingale, and many others. Through words and photographs, Doctors' Work is a celebration of MDs, RNs and health care professionals everywhere.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This book shows how one remarkable man, Sir William Osler, revolutionized medical schools and redefined the physician-patient relationship. A biographical profile of Osler is followed by photographs of physicians, nurses, and medical technicians at work.
Main Description
A photographic tribute to the man who changed the practice of medicine.A little over a hundred years ago, becoming a doctor was dangerously easy. Admission requirements for training were low and the M.D. was automatically given after the second term, regardless of the student's academic performance. Teaching was by lecture alone, and a student could graduate without ever seeing a patient.Within the space of his lifetime William Osler (1849-1919) worked tirelessly to change medical schools from trade schools into intellectually demanding academic institutions. Osler founded the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and later became a professor emeritus of medicine at Oxford University.Doctors' Work shows how one remarkable man revolutionized medical schools and redefined the physician-patient relationship.A biographical profile of Osler is followed by photographs of physicians, nurses, and medical technicians at work. Photographed by Ted Grant using extremely high-speed film and virtually silent cameras, these images capture the compassion and dedication of front-line healthcare professionals. Each photograph is accompanied with an insightful quotation by Osler, Pasteur, Curie, Einstein, Nightingale, and many others.Through words and photographs, Doctors' Work is a celebration of MDs, RNs and health care professionals everywhere.
Author Comments
WHY YOU SHOULD BUY THIS BOOK!This book is a unique presentation of powerful black and white photographs depicting medical professionals in their work environment during real life situations.The photographs are accompanied by Sir William Osler quotations which apply the principals and practice of medicine and, written a hundred years ago, they still influence today's medical profession.The photographs are the centerpiece of this book and are also an excellent learning example for those interested in photography. As all the photographs are taken without adding flash, they provide an insight into taking pictures by existing light.Not only is this book a classic combination of pictures with Osler quotations for the medical profession, it is an ideal learning tool for photographers. It will be valued by medical and photography students as well as those practicing their profession.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Sir William Osler
A Profile
Introduction
The Early Years
The Early McGill Years
Studies Abroad
From Dundas to McGill
Philadelphia
John Hopkins
The Oxford Years
Conclusion
The Osler Legacy
A Commitment to Excellence
The Man in the Library
Open Arms by Lord Walton of Detchant
A Photographic Tribute
Introduction
Index
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