IF SIR WILLIAM OSLER were to have summed up the philosophy of his life in a single word, it might well have been aequanimitas. It was the title he gave to his. The term means imperturbability and was regarded by Sir William Osler as the premier quality of a good physician. In his essay, Aequanimitas, Dr. Osler further . Aequanimitas has 38 ratings and 2 reviews. Hadrian said: The Great and Powerful Osler says a good deal, in a flowery rhetorical style. Some insights rele.. .

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Sowing as you shall do beside all waters, I can but aeuanimitas that you may reap the promised blessing of quietness and of assurance forever, until.


The second quality aesuanimitas spoke of, equanimity, was described as being the mental and physical equivalent of the first. A timeless collection of essays from famed physician and statesman, the late William Osler, MD Capturing the essence of the healing art, the book makes the perfect gift item or serves as a welcome pause that refreshes.

Edition 3rd Ed. Osler further defines this concept as coolness and presence of mind under all circumstances, calmness amid storm, clearness of judgment in moments of grave peril.

Sign in to save your search Sign in to your personal account. It must needs be that offences of this kind come, expect them, and do not be vexed. With such advantages he is so equipped that no eventuality can disturb the mental equilibrium of aequanimutas physician; the possibilities are always manifest, and the course of action clear.

Aequanimitas by William Osler. Perhaps I may be able to give those of you, in. The keenest sentiments of gratitude well up from my innermost being at the thought of the kindliness and goodness which have followed me at every step during the past five years. An earnest teacher, a faithful worker, a loyal son of this University, a good and kindly friend, Edward Bruen has left behind him, amid regrets at a career untimely closed, the memory of a well-spent life. While preaching to you a doctrine of equanimity, I am, myself, a castaway.

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We mourn to-day, also, with our sister college, the grievous loss which she has sustained in the death of one of her most distinguished teachers, a man who bore with honour an honoured name, and who added lustre to the profession of this city. Recking not my own rede, I illustrate the inconsistency which so readily besets us. Ryan rated it liked it Shelves: He defined this quality as a coolness and presence of mind under all circumstances, calmness amid storm, clearness of judgement in moments of peril, immobility, and impassiveness.

Atiphat rated it did not like it Jan 30, Contact Information View our phone directory or find a patient care location. Aequanimitas Osler, William Primary Category: Sowing as you shall do beside all aequanimits, I can but wish that you may reap the promised blessing of quietness and of assurance forever, until Within this life, Though lifted o’er its strife, you may, in the growing winters, glean a little of that wisdom which is pure, peaceable, gentle, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without aequanomitas.

Whatever the future may have in store of success or of trials, nothing can blot the memory of the happy days I have spent in this city, and nothing can quench the pride I shall always feel at having been associated, even for a time, with a Faculty so notable in the past, so distinguished in the present, as that from which I now part.


It has been said that in prosperity our equanimity is chiefly exercised in enabling us to bear with composure the misfortunes of our neighbours. You must be logged in to post a comment. In a true and perfect form, imperturbability is indissolubly associated with wide experience and an intimate knowledge of the varied aspects of disease. MB rated it it was amazing Jan 07, On such an occasion as the present, when the Alma Mater is in festal array, when we joy in her growing prosperity, it is good to hark back to the olden days and gratefully to recall the men whose labours in the past have made the present possible.

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Sign in to access your subscriptions Sign in to your personal account. For those interested in reading the full address and others made by Sir William Osler, we have several regular loan copies and various translations listed in the Classic Cataloguein addition to rare and archived materials that are part of the Osler Library Archives collection.

Osler seems to be promoting detachment and distance from patients. Your very hopes may have passed on out of sight, as did all that was near and dear to the Patriarch at the Jabbok ford, and, like him, you may be left to struggle in the night alone. Osler urges the graduates to develop two qualities or virtues.