IT IS PLEASANT as one grows old to turn the leaves of the book of personal memories and to relive the days of fifty years ago, even if some of the memory pictures of the past seem a bit hazy when one tries to conjure them back into reality. Memories of the past concern themselves with both personalities and events. For me personalities dominate memories of the past, and I can envision persons as they had a part in the activities of my bygone days better than I can envision events. Thus, with the eyes and ears of an undergraduate student of medicine at the Johns Hopkins in the late nineties, when I was a member of the fourth class to enter that institution, I can again see and hear Osler, with his dynamic, picturesque personality.
How did Osler teach medicine at that time to the beginner? What was the