Posted by: Witch Doctor | November 27, 2007

The Quiet Art – “Lister”

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LISTER
(From “The Quiet Art,” A Doctor’s Anthology, Compiled by Dr Robert Coope)

“He was nearly six feet in height, upright, compactly built, deep chested. His touch in manipulation was delicate, and he taught the importance of avoiding any roughness or bruising of the tissues. He was a slow, careful and deliberate operator. His bearing was dignified, and his manner invariably courteous, but with the natural restraint of a serious and sincere soul, for it had a certain aloofness in it. But he was very responsive, and his manner had no tinge of being forced, artificial or affected. I cannot imagine his being on easy terms with anyone who was not a colleague, a co-worker or a pupil, or someone with whom he might be sharing common interests in science , art, nature, or travel.”

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JOSEPH LISTER

“He agreed with Goethe that “die Arbeit macht die Gesellen,” it is working together which makes fellowship. He enjoyed travelling and took long vacations abroad: but complete idleness never appealed to him. On his holidays he had addresses to prepare or proofs to correct; and he carried with him and could always fall back on, a volume of Horace, Dante or Goethe. He fished a little, but was never an expert. His efforts at skating were limited to figures of 8’s or 3’s but of small dimensions! He took great pleasure in walks and in studying bird life. Golf and Bridge, in those days, had not eaten too deeply into the other interests of life. A great trait in his character was his invariable gentleness and sympathy with the humblest or roughest of his hospital patients. He seldom referred to the patient as a “case,” but introduced his remarks with such kindly terms as “this poor fellow,” or “this good woman” or “this little child.”

ST.CLAIR THOMPSON
Edinburgh Med. J 1942

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