The Principles and Practice of Medicine, Designed for the Use of Practitioners and Students of Medicine. William Osler.

The Principles and Practice of Medicine, Designed for the Use of Practitioners and Students of Medicine

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1901. Fourth Edition. Hard Cover. Fair / No Jacket. Item #2291062

Fourth edition. Front board corner chewed, hinges and front joint loosening, light stain on front board corners of first few pages, ink name on front endpaper, front free endpaper missing, front flyleaf loose but included. A good candidate for rebinding.

xvi, [2], 1182, [4] pp. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt titles. An immensely important work of general medical knowledge, written by a co-founder of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Osler's creation of the first residency program and emphasis on teaching students through clinical experience rather than lectures led many to call him the father of modern medicine. Garrison-Morton 2231: "Osler’s textbook was the best English work on medicine of its time. He became Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford in 1904. Besides being one of the greatest of all clinicians, he was possessed of a fine literary style and an extensive knowledge of medical bibliography. Garrison has written of him: “When he came to die, Osler was, in a very real sense, the greatest physician of our time… Good looks, distinction, blithe, benignant manners, a sunbright personality, radiant with kind feeling and good will toward his fellow men, an Apollonian poise, swiftness and surety of thought and speech, every gift of the gods was his; and to these were added careful training, unsurpassed clinical ability, the widest knowledge of his subject, the deepest interest in everything human, and a serene hold upon his fellows that was as a seal set upon them”." Bibliotheca Osleriana 3544.

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