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PHOTOGRAVURE OF ABRAHAM JACOBI
REGINALD FITZ WILLIAM OSLER, THE MAN
HOWARD A. KELLY
C. D. YONGE.
FIELDING H. GARRISON .
LIBRARY OF THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS,
CHARLES PERRY FISHER
ABRAHAM JACOBI (1830–1919)
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A HOUSE-SURGEON'S MEMORIES OF JOSEPH LISTER
(Born April 5, 1827. Died February 10, 1912)
By SIR ST CLAIR THOMSON, M.D.
who once saw Lister plain, to put on record Italy and died there.
some of our personal recollections and Many years before his impressions of that great man; great, not death another of our only in that his name as a scientific surgreatest poets, Percy geon and a benefactor of humanity will live
Bysshe Shelley, was forevermore, but in that he exerted on drowned off the coast of Leghorn and those who came into personal contact with lies buried in the Cimitero degli Allori, just him an influence, a devotion, and an eleinside the walls of ancient Rome. This vation of thought and soul that had in it was some time before Browning settled in a touch of inspiration. In commenting on a Florence; thus it came to pass that when, paper of mine on “Shakespeare and Medionce in Italy, Browning made a friend who cine,” that well-known authority on Shakeshad known Shelley personally he was so peare, Sir Sidney Lee, said that Shakesovercome by the thought that he was look- peare, after God, had created most in the ing into the eyes of one who had actually cosmic universe. I venture to say that, as gazed on Shelley, in his very habit as he an instrument in God's hands, Lister has lived, that he wrote of it in these lines: wrought more for the relief of suffering, for “And, did you once see Shelley plain,
the security of life, for the prevention of And did he stop and speak to you, anxiety, and for the promotion of happiness And did you speak to him again?
than any one man who has ever trod How strange it seems and new!"
this earth. And, in addition, those who It has struck me that before the genera- chanced to come near him caught glimpses 1 An address delivered in the College of Physicians, Philadelphia, on June 14, 1919.