Quotes by Sir William Osler

Sir William Osler

Sir William Osler

Canadian Physician

Alive from: 1849-1919

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    Half of us are blind, few of us feel, and we are all deaf.
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    It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has.
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    It is much simpler to buy books than to read them and easier to read them than to absorb their contents.
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    Look wise say nothing and grunt, speech was given to conceal thought.
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    Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.
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    One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.
    Source: Sir William Osler: Aphorisms (1961) p. 105
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    Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.
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    Study until twenty five, investigate until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.
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    The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well.
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    The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.
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    The first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.
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    The future is today.
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    The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
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    The natural man has only two primal passions, to get and to beget.
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    The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.
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