J. EDWARD ROSENTHAL, M.D.
To the editor: In the March 1972 issue of the ANNALS, on page 396 under the title "Oliver Wendell Holmes: Shakespeare or Surgery?", you quote from Holmes' book, Our Hundred Days in Europe, concerning his conversation with Dr. Lawson Tait. I might add that Sir William Osler was also interested in the question proposed by Holmes. In Harvey Cushing's biography of Osler (1), I have come across a quotation from the Montreal Medical Journal in which Osler writes, and I quote:
"I know of no man who could so well make answer to this question as the Autocrat himself. Would
ROSENTHAL JE. O. W. Holmes Answers His Question. Ann Intern Med. ;77:152–153. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-1-152
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(1):152-153.
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