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The Evolution of Modern Medicine - William Osler

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THE EVOLUTION OF MODERN MEDICINE

A SERIES OF LECTURES DELIVERED
AT YALE UNIVERSITY ON THE SILLIMAN
FOUNDATION IN APRIL, 1913

by WILLIAM OSLER

THE SILLIMAN FOUNDATION

IN the year 1883 a legacy of eighty thousand dollars was left to
the President and Fellows of Yale College in the city of New
Haven, to be held in trust, as a gift from her children, in
memory of their beloved and honored mother, Mrs. Hepsa Ely
Silliman.

On this foundation Yale College was requested and directed to
establish an annual course of lectures designed to illustrate the
presence and providence, the wisdom and goodness of God, as
manifested in the natural and moral world.  These were to be
designated as the Mrs. Hepsa Ely Silliman Memorial Lectures.  It
was the belief of the testator that any orderly presentation of
the facts of nature or history contributed to the end of this
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