“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind."
- Rudyard Kipling
I read Drs. Dhand’s and Carbone’s post with great interest: Physicians are not providers: An open letter to the AMA and medical boards. I began writing a comment; it turned into an essay.
I support Drs. Dhand and Carbone in this endeavor. The word "provider" diminishes the people who cure, treat, and heal, whether they're physicians, nurses, nurse ...
Sir William Osler (1849-1919) is universally considered the father of modern medicine.
“He belongs to medical students of all time, as Lincoln belongs to the common man everywhere.”
- Wilder Penfield, eminent Canadian neurosurgeon, who met Osler while at Oxford
“His energy, productivity, and humanity blossomed out of a deep vulnerability. Between the pages of his books, we can still encounter an Osler who is … ...