The Four Founding Physicians Summary

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The 'Big Four, ' aka 'The Four Founding Physicians ' were larger-than-life professors and personalities: 1 pathologist William Henry Welch was a stout bachelor whose favourite pastime was a week of swimming, carnival rides and five-dessert dinners in Atlantic City; 2 surgeon William Stewart Halsted was a practising drug addict (cocaine and heroin) most all of his professional life and that had likely limited the amount of revolution he had brought to surgery; 3 gynecologist Howard Kelly was a snake collector and evangelical saver of souls; 4 internist William Osler was a Canadian and was said to be the king of
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