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The Return To Panama
We left La Paz in the early afternoon, and before sundown were aboard the Inca upon the shores of Titicaca. The night was perfect. I opened the window and its curtains, so that if I awoke I could again behold the wonderful stars of these high altitudes.
From The Isthmus To The Golden Gate
The sun was setting behind the palm-fringed hills. The fairway of the canal, reflecting the rosy tints of the sky, stretched placid and opalescent off into the Gulf of Panama.
Guatemala And Its Capital
Thus, as Spanish-American capitals go, Guatemala City is of comparatively recent origin, whence its baroque architecture, its tawdry palaces and churches.
Coast Towns Of Mexico
The town of Tehuantepec, which gives its name to the Isthmus, lies about twenty miles inland, and is famous for the beauty and the curious national dress of its women.
In the physician or surgeon no quality takes rank with imperturbability, and I propose for a few minutes to direct your attention to this essential bodily virtue.
Doctor and Nurse
There are individuals—doctors and nurses, for example—whose very existence is a constant reminder of our frailties. And considering the notoriously irritating character of such people, I often wonder that the world deals so gently with them.
Teacher and Student Part 1
It may be said today that in the methods of teaching medicine the old order changeth, giving place to new, and to this revolution let me briefly refer, since it has an immediate bearing on the main point I wish to make in the first portion of my address.
Teacher and Student Part 2
To paraphrase the words of Matthew Arnold, the function of the teacher is to teach and to propagate the best that is known and taught in the world.
Teacher and Student Part 3
Students of Medicine, Apprentices of the Guild, with whom are the promises, and in whom centre our hopes—let me congratulate you on the choice of calling which offers a combination of intellectual and moral interests found in no other profession.
Physic and Physicians As Depicted in Plato Part 1
Our Historical Club had under consideration last winter the subject of Greek Medicine. We proceeded to a systematic study of the Hippocratic writings, taking up in order, as found in them, medicine, hygiene, surgery, and gynecology.
Physic and Physicians As Depicted in Plato Part 2
Plato gives a delicious account of the origin of the modern medicine, as contrasted with the art of the guild of Asclepius.
Physic and Physicians As Depicted in Plato Part 3
From the writings of Plato we may gather many details about the status of physicians in his time. It is very evident that the profession was far advanced and had been progressively developing for a long period before Hippocrates.
The Leaven of Science Part 1
With the revival of learning anatomy brought life and liberty to the healing art, and throughout the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries the great names of the profession, with but one or two exceptions, are those of the great anatomists.
The Leaven of Science Part 2
Biology touches the problems of life at every point, and may claim, as no other science, completeness of view and a comprehensiveness which pertains to it alone.
The Army Surgeon
For me the Army Medical Department, so far as particulars are concerned, means a library with unsurpassed facilities, the worth of which is doubled by the liberality of its management.
The Two Functions of a Medical School Part 1
The greatest art is in the concealment of art, and I may say that we of the medical profession excel in this respect.
The Two Functions of a Medical School Part 2
A great university has a dual function, to teach and to think. The educational aspects at first absorb all its energies, and in equipping various departments and providing salaries, it finds itself hard pressed to fulfil even the first of the duties.
The Two Functions of a Medical School Part 3
With the wise cooperation of the university and the hospital authorities Montreal may become the Edinburgh of America, a great medical centre to which men will flock for sound learning, whose laboratories will attract the ablest students, and whose teaching will go out into all lands.
Internal Medicine as a Vocation
Poll the successful consulting physicians of this country today, and you will find they have been evolved either from general practice or from laboratory and clinical work. Many of the most prominent having risen from the ranks of general practitioners.
Nurse and Patient
The trained nurse as a factor in life may be regarded from many points of view—philanthropic, social, personal, professional and domestic.
British Medicine in Greater Britain Part 1
We English are the modern Greeks, and we alone have colonised as they did, as free peoples. There have been other great colonial empires, Phoenician, Roman, Spanish, Dutch and French, but in civil liberty and intellectual freedom Magna Graecia and Greater Britain stand alone.
British Medicine in Greater Britain Part 2
Passing now to the main question of the development of this British medicine in Greater Britain, I must at once acknowledge the impossibility of doing justice to it. I can only indicate a few points of importance, and I must confine my remarks chiefly to the American part of Greater Britain.
British Medicine in Greater Britain Part 3
Turning now to the second period, we may remark in passing that the nineteenth century did not open very auspiciously for British medicine.
After Twenty-Five Years Part 1
Twenty-five years ago this Faculty, with some hardihood, selected a young and untried man to deliver the lectures on the Institutes of Medicine.
After Twenty-Five Years Part 2
McGill College turned out good doctors when it had no scientific laboratories, when the Montreal General Hospital and the University Maternity were its only practical departments. Ample clinical material and good methods of instruction gave the school its reputation more than fifty years ago.
After Twenty-Five Years Part 3
While medicine is to be your vocation, or calling, see to it that you have also an avocation—some intellectual pasttime which may serve to keep you in touch with the world of art, of science, or of letters.
The Art of Successful Letter Writing Part 1
It is worth a great deal of money to know how to write a resultful business letter. I speak from experience, having, as a composer of business letters, unexampled opportunities for seeing just what the right kind of letters are capable of.
The Art of Successful Letter Writing Part 2
In the previous chapter I laid great stress on the importance of typing the business-winning letter on the right kind of letterhead, and on mailing the right kind of business-winning letter in the right kind of business-winning envelope. I hope the big idea sunk in.
The Art of Successful Letter Writing Part 3
The Sales Letter answers the interested inquiry (ordinarily a booklet goes with it). It may do one of two things. It may heighten interest in the booklet accompanying it (thus making doubly sure the question of perusal) or it may, in conjunction with the booklet, drive direct for the sale.
The Art of Successful Letter Writing Part 4
I have shown that there are three chief kinds of letters used in business, i. e., Inquiry-Bringers or Canvassing letters, Answering or Sales letters, and Follow-Up letters.
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