William Osler Quotes About On Teaching, Education

William Osler Quotes About On Teaching, Education

Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet, FRS FRCP (July 12, 1849 – December 29, 1919) was a Canadian surgeon, and one of Johns Hopkins Hospital's four founding professors. He was the first to bring medical students out of the lecture hall for bedside clinical training. He was widely described as the Father of Modern Medicine and one of "the greatest diagnostics ever to have a stethoscope." Osler was a person of many interest who was a bibliophile, historian, journalist, and renowned practical joker in addition to being a physician. One of his achievements was to found the Royal Society of Medicine's History Society (previously section) in London.

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

William Osler

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

William Osler

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

William Osler

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

William Osler

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

William Osler

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

William Osler

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

William Osler

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

William Osler

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

William Osler

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

William Osler

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.

William Osler

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

William Osler

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.

William Osler

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.

William Osler

Who is William Osler ?

Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet, FRS FRCP (July 12, 1849 – December 29, 1919) was a Canadian surgeon, and one of Johns Hopkins Hospital’s four founding professors.

He was the first to bring medical students out of the lecture hall for bedside clinical training. He was widely described as the Father of Modern Medicine and one of “the greatest diagnostics ever to have a stethoscope.”

Osler was a person of many interest who was a bibliophile, historian, journalist, and renowned practical joker in addition to being a physician.

One of his achievements was to found the Royal Society of Medicine’s History Society (previously section) in London.

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