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Towards Aequanimitas: Why we still need Osler’s principles in 2015

Towards Aequanimitas: Why we still need Osler’s principles in 2015

On May 1, 1889, Sir William Osler delivered the Valedictory Address at the University of Pennsylvania, and spoke the watchword, which has become a landmark for medical students world wide: Aequanimitas. Literally, the word means equanimity or imperturbability, and Sir Osler states in the speech that, “in the physician or surgeon no quality takes rank with imperturbability”.
So what is this quality …

Should You Get Tested?

Should You Get Tested?

 
Finding out that you are pregnant is both an exciting and anxiety-provoking time. Becoming a mother is a life changing experience that can alter everything from daily routines to relationships to careers. Although parenthood means great change, those changes ultimately result in a great deal of joy for most parents. And there is nothing that a parent wants more than …

Am I lying to the patient?

Am I lying to the patient?

Few days back, me and my friend (currently doing residency at US), were discussing the differences in medical practice between Nepal and USA. I have shared a situation which I had faced recently. An old lady in her 70s came with her daughter and other relatives visited our OPD with complaints of deep yellow eyes and skin and pain in …


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