The Life of Sir William Osler


Author: Harvey Cushing

Publisher: SEVERUS Verlag

ISBN: 3863474864

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 696

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William Osler (1849-1919) is widely regarded as one of the most influential physicians of the late 19th and early 20th century and a key figure in the history of medicine. Besides his research activities and his dedicated scientific work, Osler’s greatest contribution to the medical world has been the system of residency which he developed at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, thus introducing a new and deeply humanistic approach to the strictly scientific realm of traditional medicine. Harvey Cushing (1869-1939), a former student and close friend of Osler’s and a pioneer of neurosurgery, has himself become an icon of modern medicine. He was one of the first physicians to use X-rays for diagnosing brain tumours and he developed revolutionary methods of blood pressure measurement. He also discovered Cushing’s syndrome, the first autoimmune disease identified in a human being. This monumental biography earned him the Pulitzer Prize in 1926.

Bibliotheca Osleriana

A Catalogue of Books Illustrating the History of Medicine and Science


Author: Sir William Osler,William Osler,Osler Library

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773590501

Category: Reference

Page: 792

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During his tenure as the Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford from 1905-1919, Sir William Osler amassed a considerable library on the history of medicine and science. A Canadian native, Osler had studied at McGill University and decided to leave his collection of 7,600 items to its Faculty of Medicine. A catalogue, the Bibliotheca Osleriana, was compiled - a labour of love that took ten years to complete and involved W.W. Francis, R.H. Hill, and Archibald Malloch. Osler himself laid down the broad outlines of the catalogue and wrote many of the annotations.

William Osler

A Life in Medicine


Author: Michael Bliss

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802085412

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

View: 1082

In his time the most famous physician in the world, Canadian-born William Osler (1849-1919) is still the best-known figure in the history of medicine. This new, definitive biography by Michael Bliss is the first full-scale life of Osler to appear since 1925. An award-winning medical historian, Bliss draws on many untapped sources to recreate Osler's life and medical times for a new generation of readers. Born at Bond Head, north of Toronto, Osler rose from obscurity to become the greatest medical teacher and writer in three countries. At Canada's McGill University, America's Johns Hopkins University, and finally as regius professor at Oxford, Osler was idolized by two generations of medical students and practitioners, for whom he came to personify the ideal doctor. His quest was to bring high standards and scientific methods into general practice in the medical world and to give teaching hospitals a solid place in the education of doctors. The publication of his book, The Principles and Practice of Medicine (1892), established him as the authority of modern medicine, a position he held well into the new century. Osler was revered as the high priest of the advent of twentieth-century medicine. In this fine biography, Michael Bliss animates the epic quality of Osler's life - not only in telling his personal story, but in setting that story against the dramatic backdrop of the coming of modern medicine. Winner of the Jason A. Hannah Medal, awarded by the Royal Society of Canada and the Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine

Mehr als nur ein halbes Leben



Author: Lisa Genova


ISBN: 3838710355

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Sarah hat alles, wovon sie immer träumte: einen tollen Job, drei wunderbare Kinder, ein schönes Haus und einen liebevollen Mann. Nur eins hat Sarah nicht: Zeit. Bis zu jenem Morgen, an dem ihre Welt zusammenbricht. Auf dem Weg zur Arbeit hat Sarah einen Unfall. Als sie Tage später aus dem Koma erwacht, kann sie ihre linke Körperhälfte nicht mehr steuern. Die einst so selbstständige Frau ist auf einmal von anderen abhängig. Und dazu gezwungen, ihr Leben dramatisch zu entschleunigen. Doch während es Sarah allmählich besser geht, stellt sie sich immer öfter die Frage: Will ich mein altes Leben überhaupt zurück?

Osler's "a Way of Life" and Other Addresses, with Commentary and Annotations


Author: Sir William Osler

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822326823

Category: Medical

Page: 378

View: 6114

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.

A Way of Life


Author: William Osler,Sir William Osler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780061418600

Category: Medical

Page: 41

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The Quotable Osler


Author: Mark E. Silverman

Publisher: ACP Press

ISBN: 9781934465004

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 313

View: 5896

This newly revised and updated paperback edition features the addition of fifty new quotes, forty of which have never before been published, as well as a chronology of Oslers life! The Quotable Osler is the ideal resource for those seeking an apt quote for an article, presentation, or for those wanting to sample Oslers thought-provoking and uplifting messages. Oslers meaningful and valuable teachings are timeless, and this new paperback edition would make a fine gift for a fellow physician, medical student, or a graduating resident.

The Evolution of Modern Medicine


Author: William Osler,William Osler, Sir

Publisher: Book Jungle

ISBN: 9781438531045

Category: Medical

Page: 226

View: 2178

"The Evolution of Modern Medicine "consists of a series of historic lectures delivered by William Osler at Yale University in 1913. In these lectures, of which exists only one in-print edition, the renowned physician and medical historian Osler chronicles the history of medical science from its most ancient origins to the rise of modern medicine, in which he played an important role.

Die Rückkehr

Auf der Suche nach meinem verlorenen Vater


Author: Hisham Matar

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641194407

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 6929

Hisham Matar wuchs als Kind in Libyen auf, doch die Diktatur unter Gaddafi hat seine Familie früh zerstört. Er selbst lebt seit langem in England, sein Vater wurde in das berüchtigtste Gefängnis von Libyen verschleppt. In dem kurzen Zeitfenster nach Gaddafis Sturz und vor dem neuen Bürgerkrieg kehrt Hisham Matar in seine Heimat zurück, um endlich vor Ort nach seinem Vater zu suchen. Sein Buch ist ein bewegendes Dokument.



Author: William Osler

Publisher: Ravenio Books


Category: Medical

Page: 457

View: 7333

Sir William Osler (1849 – 1919) was a Canadian physician, one of the founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the "Father of Modern Medicine". This classic work includes the following addresses and essays: I. Aequaminitas II. Doctor and Nurse III. Teacher and Student IV. Physic and Physicians as Depicted in Plato V. The Leaven of Science VI. The Army Surgeon VII. Teaching and Thinking VIII. Internal Medicine as a Vocation IX. Nurse and Patient X. British Medicine in Greater Britain XI. After Twenty-Five Years XII. Books and Men XIII. Medicine in the Nineteenth Century XIV. Chauvinism in Medicine XV. Some Aspects of American Medical Bibliography XVI. The Hospital as a College XVII. On the Educational Value of the Medical Society XVIII. The Master-Word in Medicine XIX. The Fixed Period XX. The Student Life XXI. Unity, Peace, and Concord XXII. L’Envoi

Sir William Osler

An Annotated Bibliography with Illustrations


Author: Richard L. Golden,Charles G. Roland

Publisher: Norman Publishing

ISBN: 9780930405007

Category: Reference

Page: 214

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Inspirations from a Great Physician


Author: Bryan, Charles S,Charles S. Bryan

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195112511

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 253

View: 4104

Sir William Osler (1849-1919), one of the world's most influential physicians at the turn of the twentieth century, remained popular long after his death largely due to his inspirational texts. Regretfully, changing times and literary tastes have lessened the impact of Osler's addresses despite the timelessness of his ideals and practical advice. Charles Bryan has successfully mended the disfavor in the present volume. Framing the great physician's message in contemporary, easily accessible terms, he allows modern readers to rediscover the immense appeal and pragmatism of Osler's invigorating writings. This volume is based on the author's conviction that Osler was, above all, a motivator. He set high personal goals, achieved them, and inspired others to do the same. Bryan merges what Osler wrote, said, and did with the main themes of today's motivational literature--time management, mentoring, positive thinking, and seeking a balanced life are some examples. He also draws upon the great writers--Shakespeare, Cervantes, Montaigne, Plutarch, and others--whom Osler prescribed as bedside reading for his medical students. Osler emerges as a real-life human being, not a paper saint, but a person who sought the best from his culture and knowledge, and managed to give his best in return. Readers will find this book useful not only as an index to Oslerian thought but also as a guide to principle-based yet pragmatic everyday living.

Friedrich Wilh. Sertürner, der Entdecker des Morphiums

Lebensbild und Neudruck der Original-Morphiumarbeiten


Author: Franz Krömeke

Publisher: SEVERUS Verlag

ISBN: 3942382849

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 112

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Friedrich Serturner (1783-1841) machte als junger Apothekengehilfe eine der bedeutendsten Entdeckungen auf dem Gebiet der Pharmazie: In eigenstandigen Experimenten mit Rohopium gelang es ihm als erster, jenen Inhaltsstoff zu isolieren, nach dem die Wissenschaft schon so lange gesucht hatte und dem er den Namen Morphium" gab. Die vorliegende Ausgabe versammelt neben einer einfuhrenden Biographie funf wissenschaftliche Arbeiten Serturners, in denen er zwischen 1805 und 1817 seine Forschungsergebnisse veroffentlichte. Darin dokumentiert er seine chemischen Untersuchungen wie auch seine Erfahrungen mit der Wirkung des kunftigen Arzneimittels, die er in Tierversuchen und im Selbstexperiment erprobt hatte. Wahrend er mit seinen fruheren Publikationen kaum auf sich aufmerksam machen konnte, sollten ihm seine spateren Texte in den Annalen der Physik" schliesslich die Anerkennung der Fachwelt einbringen

Der historische Roman in Deutschland und seine Entwicklung


Author: Richard Du Moulin Eckart

Publisher: SEVERUS Verlag

ISBN: 3863475801

Category: History

Page: 92

View: 5769

Geschichte forschen heißt Menschen suchen.' (Du Moulin-Eckart) Die Literaturgeschichte des historischen Romans in Deutschland: In diesem erstmals 1905 erschienenen Werk durchleuchtet Du Moulin-Eckart Schöpfungen von Autoren wie beispielsweise Gerhart Hauptmann, K. F. Meyer, Wieland, Fontane, Goethe und Schiller sowie historische Persönlichkeiten wie Karl der Große, Gustav Adolf oder Luther, aber auch Kaiserin Teophania oder Luise von Preußen. In seiner Untersuchung eines Zeitraums von der Völkerwanderung bis hin zu Napoleons Zeiten wechselt er dabei spielend von der Rolle des despektierlichen Literaturkritikers in die des wertneutralen Historikers und ergründet dabei die Dramen der deutschen Geschichte. Richard Maria Ferdinand Graf Du Moulin-Eckart auf Hohenheim (1864-1938), ein Patenkind Richard Wagners, lehrte als Professor von 1900-1930 Geschichte an der Technischen Hochschule München. Mit Biographien über Otto von Bismarck und vor allem Cosima Wagner, allerdings auch mit seinem Vorsitz im national-konservativen bis rechtsextremen Alldeutschen Verband (ADV) machte er sich einen Namen.