Counsels and Ideals from the Writings of William Osler is a collection of Dr. William Osler’s philosophical approaches to medical education and practice. This text was compiled by Dr. Charles Camac, a fellow educator, doctor, and aide to Osler.
Even in the past decade, medicine has evolved into something that is nothing short of extraordinary. As treatments and cases in surgery continue to revolutionize the world in innovations, the origins, concepts, and implementation of the surgical forefathers plays a crucial role in discovering our roots.
Duncan, the elder was active in the academic pursuits and was also revered as a benevolent man who cared as much for his students as he did his patients. Since Duncan stressed practice over theory, he devised plans for a hospital, as there needed to be a place where his medical students could gain experience.
This foundational book, which first appeared in 1886, “was the most influential among a growing number of medico-scientific studies which defined sexual pathologies in the second half of the nineteenth century.”
Tokology: A Book for Every Woman was written in 1885 by Alice Bunker Stockham, an obstetrician and gynecologist who practiced in the late nineteenth century.The term “tokology” refers to the study of childbirth, midwifery, and obstetrics. Stockham wrote Tokology for women to give them knowledge about issues related to childbirth and help them understand how to maintain their own health.
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery waspublished in 1911 by Frederick Strange Kolle, who was a medical doctor born in Germany and one of the original investigators of the x-ray.Kolle was considered an “X-Ray Pioneer” and a well-known plastic surgeon in Brooklyn, New York.
Tucked away in the corner of the History of Medicine Room at the Ruth Lilly Medical library is a small, plain, green book titled Nature’s Remedies written by Joseph Ernest Meyer in 1934.[i]Flipping to the title page reveals the subtitle, Early History and Uses of Botanic Drugs as Revealed in the Legends and Anecdotes of Ancient Times. Flipping through it briefly, I was enamored by the colorful illustration of herbs which was unexpected for a history book. Skimming the section headers also caught me by surprise. “Vitamin E – The Sex Vitamin,” “We Will Live to 200 Years or More,” “This Nervous Age,” and “Monopoly in Medicine” are just some of the section titles that made me raise an eyebrow.
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