LOUIS H. RODDIS, M.C.
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On a number of occasions Sir William Osler called attention to the considerable number of physicians who have been eminent as men of letters. The list includes the names of Rabelais, Keats, Crabbe, Goldsmith, Garth, Arbuthnot, Akenside, Sir Thomas Browne, Smollet and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Among the ancient writers is St. Luke whose contribution to the New Testament has been called the most beautiful book of the Bible. Dr. Osler also points out how infrequently distinction has been attained in both medicine and literature, Holmes being the most notable exception, as in addition to taking high rank as a poet
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RODDIS LH. Joseph Rodman Drake, M.D., Physician and Poet. Ann Intern Med. 1929;2:822–826. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-8-822
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;2(8):822-826.
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