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William Osler

Canadian,  Scientist
Total Quotes : 26
Medical Important Disease

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

Sails Go Patients

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

Experience Value Seeing

The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.

- William Osler

Medical Study Uncharted

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

Work Today Best

The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well.

- William Osler

Practice Expert Senses

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

Best Sense Common

Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.

- William Osler

Yesterday Next Foolishness

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

Art Science Probability

Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability.

- William Osler

Medicine Physician Take

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

- William Osler

Young Disease Old

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

Given Conceal Grunt

Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought.

- William Osler

Disease Clinical Conducive

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

- William Osler

Nothing Human Being Whole

No human being is constituted to know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth; and even the best of men must be content with fragments, with partial glimpses, never the full fruition.

- William Osler

Alone Been Ideals

To have striven, to have made the effort, to have been true to certain ideals - this alone is worth the struggle.

- William Osler

First Step Very Occupation

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

- William Osler

Medical Disease Treats

The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.

- William Osler

Which Sixty Profession

The teacher's life should have three periods, study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.

- William Osler

Art Some Brief

There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language.

- William Osler

Ignorance Dogmatism

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.

- William Osler