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William Osler (1849-1919) Canadian Physician

Mar 6

Written by: Del Meyer
03/06/2017 12:06 PM 

“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.” —William Osler, physician

The trained nurse has become one of the great blessing of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest, and not inferior to either in her mission. —William Osler, physician

Jaundice is the disease that your friends diagnose. —William Osler, physician

There are only two sorts of doctors: those who practice with their brains, and those who practice with their tongues. —William Osler, physician. 

To prevent disease, to relieve suffering and to heal the sick—this is our work. —William Osler, physician

Don’t touch the patient—state first what you see. —William Osler, physician

The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals. —William Osler, physician

—Medical  Wit & Wisdom, compiled by Jess M Brallier, Running Press, Philadelphia

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