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Aequanimitas and Other Addresses

Sir William Osler (1849-1919)

1. Preface
2. Aequanimitas
3. Doctor and Nurse
4. Teacher and Student
5. Part I: Physic and Physicians as Depicted in Plato
6. Part II: Physic and Physicians as Depicted in Plato
7. Part I: The Leaven of Science
8. Part II: The Leaven of Science
9. The Army Surgeon
10. Teaching and Thinking
11. Internal Medicine as a Vocation
12. Nurse and Patient
13. Part I: British Medicine in Greater Britain
14. Part II: British Medicine in Greater Britain
15. Part III: British Medicine in Greater Britain
16. Part I: After Twenty-Five Years
17. Part II: After Twenty-Five Years
18. Books and Men
19. Part I: Medicine in the Nineteenth Century
20. Part II: Medicine in the Nineteenth Century
21. Part III: Medicine in the Nineteenth Century
22. Part I: Chauvinism in Medicine
23. Part II: Chauvinism in Medicine
24. Some Aspects of American Medical Bibliography
25. The Hospital as a College
26. On the Educational Value of the Medical Society
27. Part I: The Master-Word in Medicine
28. Part II: The Master-Word in Medicine
29. Part I: The Fixed Period
30. Part II: The Fixed Period
31. Part I: The Student Life
32. Part II: The Student Life
33. Part I: Unity, Peace and Concord
34. Part II: Unity, Peace and Concord
35. L'Envoi and Bed-Side Library for Medical Students

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    This book is a compilation of twenty-two addresses given by Sir William Osler in various settings. He spoke on the philosophical and moral foundations of medical science, giving instruction to the student the teacher, the physician and the nurse. In his own eloquent words, "we are here not to get all we can out of life for ourselves, but to try to make the lives of others happier... The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business; a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head. Often the best part of your work will have nothing to do with potions and powders, but with the exercise of and influence of the strong upon the weak, of the righteous upon the wicked, of the wise upon the foolish."