William Osler - Quotes

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The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.

The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.

It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.

It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.

Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.

Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.

The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well.

The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well.

He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all. ---->>>

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.

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.

No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher.

No bubble is so iridescent or floats longer than that blown by the successful teacher.

The first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine. ---->>>

One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine. ---->>>

The very first step towards success in any occupation is to become interested in it. ---->>>

To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle.

To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle.

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism. ---->>>

The young physician starts life with 20 drugs for each disease, and the old physician ends life with one drug for 20 diseases. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life.

We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life.

There are, in truth, no specialties in medicine, since to know fully many of the most important diseases a man must be familiar with their manifestations in many organs. ---->>>

The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.

The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.

No human being is constituted to know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth; and even the best of men must be content with fragments, with partial glimpses, never the full fruition.

No human being is constituted to know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth; and even the best of men must be content with fragments, with partial glimpses, never the full fruition.

There is no disease more conducive to clinical humility than aneurysm of the aorta. ---->>>

Variability is the law of life, and as no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike, and no two individuals react alike and behave alike under the abnormal conditions which we know as disease. ---->>>

In seeking absolute truth we aim at the unattainable and must be content with broken portions.

In seeking absolute truth we aim at the unattainable and must be content with broken portions.

The teacher's life should have three periods, study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.

The teacher's life should have three periods, study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.

Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.

Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.

The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow. ---->>>

To study the phenomena of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea, while to study books without patients is not to go to sea at all.

To study the phenomena of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea, while to study books without patients is not to go to sea at all.

The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals. ---->>>

It is much simpler to buy books than to read them and easier to read them than to absorb their contents. ---->>>

Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought. ---->>>

The natural man has only two primal passions, to get and to beget. ---->>>

What is the student but a lover courting a fickle mistress who ever eludes his grasp? ---->>>

The future is today. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Canadian
Born: July 12, 1849
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Die: 12-29, 1919
Occupation: Scientist
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Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet, FRS FRCP (; July 12, 1849 – December 29, 1919) was a Canadian physician and one of the four founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Osler created the first residency program for specialty training of physicians, and he was the first to bring medical students out of the lecture hall for bedside clinical training (wikipedia)