The Faiths of Two Doctors: Thomas Browne and William Osler

@article{Martens1992TheFO,
  title={The Faiths of Two Doctors: Thomas Browne and William Osler},
  author={P. Martens},
  journal={Perspectives in Biology and Medicine},
  year={1992},
  volume={36},
  pages={120 - 128}
}
  • P. Martens
  • Published 1992
  • Medicine
  • Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
William Osier, who between 1875 and 1919 served as professor of medicine at McGiIl, the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins, and Oxford, influenced his world in many ways—as a physician who helped establish a medical school, as a teacher who contributed greatly to changes in medical education that occurred during his times, as an author of one of the most widely used medical textbooks of the past hundred years. He never failed to impress those he met with his outlook: his concern for… Expand

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