Augustus Charles Bernays; A Memoir

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byThekla Bernays

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1912 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII EARLY SUCCESS--CURIOUS CASES Dispatch is better than discourse. The shortest way of all is doing.--Anon. Young Dr. Bernays thus soon became the synonym of masterfulness. The timid, the wary, the envious of the fraternity shook their heads, and solemnly warned their acquaintances that his "experiments" were unjustifiable, unwarranted, unethical. All this did not keep the "experiments" from saving life after life that had been despaired of by those who had neither the skill nor the courage to cope with seemingly hopeless situations. After a while it began to dawn upon some of the younger doctors, and then even upon the older element of the profession, that it was not blind luck that accompanied mere intrepidity in his work, but that a phenomenal familiarity with anatomy, rare foresight, swiftness, skill, and resourcefulness were the firm foundation of these exploits. To make an ideal surgeon, the scientific man must combine with the artist. This rare merging took place in my brother. He defined science as "the knowledge of the laws which govern the universe." In the sense that he knew the laws which govern the human organism as well probably as any living surgeon, he was a scientific man of great qualifications. As every one who ever witnessed an operation of his attests, he was also an artist. His natural deftness, readiness of decision and quickness in action, together with his mastery of the technic, made his work in the doing as well as in the result esthetic, artistic. He told me once that plastic operations were his forte. One who is certainly well fitted to judge, Dr. Willard Bartlett, says that he did plastic work better than any other surgeon he has ever seen. To quote Dr. Bartlett further: "In goiter and refined dissecting operations ab...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1912 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII EARLY SUCCESS--CURIOUS CASES Dispatch is better than discourse. The shortest way of all is doing.--Anon. Young Dr. ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217684793

ISBN - 13:9780217684798

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