William Osler Quotes

Who was William Osler?

Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet, was a Canadian physician and one of the four founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Born July 12, 1849
Died December 29, 1919
Aged 70 years old

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Best Quotes by William Osler

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

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

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“When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for.

The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance provides illumination and healing. In such situations deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another.”

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