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Osler and Italy : an intermittent love story / Luca Borghi.

  • Borghi, Luca, 1962-
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About this work


"William Osler (1849-1919) can be considered the 'noble father' of contemporary American medicine. As unquestioned leader of the early medical school at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, as author of one of the most appreciated and long-selling textbooks of internal medicine, The Principles and Practice of Medicine, and, through this book, the inspirer of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York, his influence on twentieth century healthcare can hardly be exaggerated. [...] This book explores, for the first time, William Osler's relationship with Italy and with Italian people - not only those in the medical field - from his early medical, scientific and literary connections with Italians to the three trips he made to the Bel Paese in the last years of his life. Even if Osler's esteem for Italian medicine in his times was somehow 'intermittent', he came to appreciate Italy more and more as time gave him the opportunity to experience the country and its inhabitants directly."--From back cover.


[Seattle] : KDP Publishing, [2019]

Physical description

190 pages : black and white illustrations ; 23 cm



  • English

Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    BZP (Osler)
    Open shelves

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  • 9781701243002
  • 1701243008