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Tag: Sir Thomas Browne

  • Book review: Sir Thomas Browne: The Opium of Time

    Arpan K. Banerjee Solihull, UK   Cover of Sir Thomas Browne: The Opium of Time by Gavin Francis Sir William Osler was a great admirer of Sir Thomas Browne’s 1643 Religio Medici, one of his favorite books and on his recommended reading list for medical men. Browne influenced many writers, such as Samuel Johnson, WG…

  • Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne

    “Were I of Caesar’s Religion, I should be of his desires, and wish rather to go off at one blow, than to be sawed in pieces by the grating torture of a disease. Men that look no further than their outsides, think health an appurtenance unto life, and quarrel with their constitutions for being sick;…