Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author. Regarded by his peers as one of the best writers of the 19th century, he is considered a member of the Fireside Poets. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast-Table" series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858). He is also recognized as an important medical reformer.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author. Regarded by his peers as one of the best writers of the 19th century, he is considered a member of the Fireside Poets. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast-Table" series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table (1858). He is also recognized as an important medical reformer.

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

We learned about the difference between the established medical communities' reactions to Oliver Wendell Holmes and Ignaz Semmelweis when both tested the establishment with regards to maternity care and cleanliness.  For Holmes, he had opposition, but was still able to be successful in his professional career whereas Semmelweis was placed in an asylum.

We learned about the difference between the established medical communities' reactions to Oliver Wendell Holmes and Ignaz Semmelweis when both tested the establishment with regards to maternity care and cleanliness. For Holmes, he had opposition, but was still able to be successful in his professional career whereas Semmelweis was placed in an asylum.

"Have the courage to act instead of react." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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“Why can’t somebody give us a list of things everybody thinks and nobody says, and another list of the things that everybody says but nobody thinks?” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

“Why can’t somebody give us a list of things everybody thinks and nobody says, and another list of the things that everybody says but nobody thinks?” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

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Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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Thanks, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Thanks, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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Prominent physician, author, poet, and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (1809-1904).

Prominent physician, author, poet, and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (1809-1904).

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