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The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes


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The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, published in 1893, is a collection of medical poems by the renowned author. The book includes poems such as 'The Morning Visit,' 'The Two Armies,' 'The Stethoscope Song,' and 'Rip Van Winkle, M. D.' The poems explore various aspects of medicine, from the challenges of being a doctor to the importance of kindness and friendship in healing. The book also delves into the stability of science and the role of art in medicine. Through humorous and insightful verses, Holmes captures the essence of the medical profession and the human experience of illness and healing. The collection culminates in a whimsical tale of Rip Van Winkle, a doctor who falls asleep for thirty years and awakens to continue his practice. The book is a blend of wit, wisdom, and poetic charm, offering a unique perspective on the intersection of medicine and poetry.

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  • Print Length: 28 Pages
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