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Sir William Osler

1849 - 1919

Physician, professor of medicine at McGill, Johns Hopkins, and Oxford University, author of The Principles and Practice of Medicine (1892) which remains a leading textbook in the field

When schemes are laid in advance, it is surprising how often the circumstances fit in with them.

The great the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.

quoted in Columbo's New Canadian Quotations by John Robert Columbo