• Jan 25, 2011 » Life is short, art is long
    Life is short, art is long… is a wonderful blog by designer Michele Roohani that I’ve been following for a couple of months. Her posts are visual delights narrated with warmth rather than pretentiousness like many other art blogs. I’ve also discovered a number of fantastic artists and works of art via the blog. # #
  • Wilder Penfield on William Osler

    Published January 25, 2011 · Estimated reading time: 1 minute · Share your thoughts
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    While researching the works of Canadian neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield I found a rather moving tribute by him to William Osler, aptly titled “Hero Worship”. By moving tribute, I mean fangirling over an extraordinary physician, writer, etc. which leads me to wonder if Dr. Penfield were alive, would he want my Sir William Osler: A ‘Stach Through History desktop wallpaper? Sadly this delightful article is not under public domain but can be found in the Archives of Internal Medicine for those who have institutional access.

    Sir William Osler devoted his mind to medical education, to the study of clinical problems and to the lore of medical history. In all those fields he was a distinguished leader, and yet it is not altogether because of these qualities of the intellect that Osler Societies have sprung up in so many parts of the English-speaking world, chiefly composed of students or of young physicians. The unique quality of this man had to do with the “heart.”

    I would have you see him, through the eyes of the previously quoted undergraduate, as “the least sentimental, the most helpful, most lovable,” teacher of medicine. He belongs to medical students of all time, as Lincoln belongs to common men everywhere, a man who grew to be what he was by dint of hard work, and in whose footsteps any under-graduate may dare to “hope and dream” that he may follow.

    Penfield, W. (1949). “Hero Worship.” Archives of Internal Medicine 84(1): 104-109.

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  • Jan 23, 2011 » My Milk Toof
    If you were ever wondering where milk teeth go after falling out: My Milk Toof by Inhae Lee (interview) is about the adventures and discoveries of two sweet little milk teeth — ickle and Lardee. This site is one of the most adorable and beautifully crafted webcomic/photo blogs I have ever seen and if it doesn’t melt your heart, you may be suffering from acardia. # # #