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10 Osler-isms to Remember in Your Daily Practice

10 Osler-isms to Remember in Your Daily Practice William Osler’s life and work remain so instructive. Here at Stanford we invoke his name often, and have something we call an “Osler Evening” to honour him; these are evenings where we interview a faculty member on stage, getting to know a bit about their life, and the journey they made to get where they are. Here are some random quotes from Osler, ten for the day: 1. “Throw away all ambition beyond that of doing the day’s work well. The travellers on the road to success live in the present, heedless of taking thought for the morrow. Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day’s work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your wildest ambition.” Given the current popularity of “staying in the moment” and meditation, Osler was way ahead of his time. 2. “Medicine is learned by the bedside and not in the classroom. Let not your conceptions of disease come from the words heard in the lecture room or read from the book. See