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A Way of Life: An Address to Yale Students, Sunday Evening, April 20,1913

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By William Osler. With a Foreword by John P. McGovern. "Ours is a world that has multiplied in complexity beyond anything dreamed in Osler's day. Tension and anxiety, uncertainty and stress are the inevitable result of our civilizations' rapid advance, mental and emotional ills its hallmarks . . . contemporary man desperately needs to learn the lesson of 'sufficient unto t ...more
Hardcover, 54 pages
Published June 1st 1969 by Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd (first published 1921)
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Kevin Keating
Feb 04, 2016 Kevin Keating rated it it was amazing
I got this little book off my mom's bookcase a long time ago. Full of lots of advice on how to live one day at a time, and to mind your health. Relax and chill. Be good. That sort of stuff. It was an uplifting read which I will probably give to my eldest so she can guiltily keep it on her shelf for years and eventually read.
There are some bits of advice and wording that are antiquated, such as references to a mystic East and an exclusive concentration on men's roles in academia and the larger world, but all in all, this speech contains very sound advice. My favorite section addressed the college student's need for constant hurry, something which only breeds anxiety. Now we see this as almost asinine: our world requires the ability to provide instant satisfaction and to hurry. But, especially in these modern times, ...more
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Feb 11, 2016 David Weller rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: young adults
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Mar 11, 2014 Aj rated it liked it
A bit dated in parts, but contains some solid advice. Particularly like Oslers thoughts on habit and learning.
John Stinebaugh
Nov 05, 2015 John Stinebaugh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good brief reminder on the steps to excellence.
Jun 04, 2009 Willa rated it really liked it
My father received this book as he was going into his second year of medical school. It's a short book, a talk to students at Yale given by Sir William Osler the distinguished Canadian physician. Reading it, I can see how some of the thoughts in the address permeated my father's life.
Maha Saliba
Sep 23, 2013 Maha Saliba rated it liked it
chemical links,,an all of emotions ,,biorythmic curves,,biological time,,deep souls,,one in all and all in one ,,ill without desease,, medicines without diagnosis,,that` s me that`s what medical research is still look to solve it...

May 21, 2008 Erika rated it it was amazing
The best commencement speech, and one to which I actually paid attention!
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