An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”
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The doctor's dilemma, getting married, & The shewing-up of Blanco Posnet.London: A. Constable & Co., 1911.
"Historian John Crellin opens his essay on William Osler and George Bernard Shaw with a quotation about this 1911 book that the compilers of the catalogue of Osler's library wrote: 'With a cynical 'Preface on Doctors'." Osler 5454. Crellin continues, 'Did Osler see Shaw as just one of many writers (Moliere, for instance, who featured prominently in Osler's library) to create theater by lampooning physicians? Perhaps, but Osler also recognized that Shaw [in The Doctor's Dilemma] touched on some of the same concerns he himself had raised over the years when exhorting medical students and physicians to fulfill the role of a 'good' physician and to maintain an honorable profession. Both Shaw and Osler saw that physicians had the same potential human failings as anyone else, for instance, egoism greed, and jealousy....Shaw, in subtitling The Doctor's Dilemma 'a Tragedy,' focused on ethical issues many of which he linked to the cut and thrust of private medical practice.' John Crellin, Osler and George Bernard Shaw, 2010, pp. 325-331, IN: Michael Lacombe and David Elpern, Osler's Bedside Library: Great Writers Who Inspired a Great Physician. Philadelphia, 2010." (W. Bruce Fye).
Subjects: LITERATURE / Philosophy & Medicine & Biology › Drama