Sir Thomas Browne, shortly after his medical graduation in 1643 from the University of Leiden , wrote the book Religio Medici (The Religion of the Doctor). It was the only book that William Osler, the great Canadian physician, ever kept at his bedside as he was dying. The book is, as one would expect, hidebound and archaic given the era in which it was written, and riddled with the church dogma at the time, but nevertheless, there is one quotation that serves to it's redemption in my mind and it is this. "--thus there are two books from which I collect my divinity: besides that written one of God, another of his servant Nature, that universal and publick manuscript that lies unto the expanse of all : those that never saw him in the one, have discovered him in the other."
For Jim's past posts, check out his old blog here: