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" The knowledge which a man can use is the only real knowledge, the only knowledge which has life and growth in it, and converts itself into practical power. The rest hangs like dust about the brain, or dries like raindrops off the stones. "
The Medical World - Page 115
1892
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Education and culture

Alexander Johnston Chalmers Skene - 1889 - 127 pages
...involved apply to women with equal force, so far as scholastic teaching is concerned. Froude writes: " The knowledge that a man can use is the only real...about the brain, or dries like rain-drops off the stones." Herbert Spencer writes: "We are guilty of something like a platitude, when we say that throughout...
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Key notes of health and a century of life

Charles Winfield Scott - 1895 - 201 pages
...years of human life. CWS BOSTON, Mass., October, 1895. KEY NOTES OF HEALTH, AND A Century of Life. The knowledge that a man can use is the only real...converts itself into practical power. The rest hangs like dnst about the brain, or dries like rain drops off the stones. — Froude. CHAPTER I. Delusions of...
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The Hidden Life

James Russell Miller - 1895
...into deeper peace. Says Froude : " The knowledge which man can use is the only real knowledge which has life and growth in it, and converts itself into practical power. The rest hangs like mist about the brain, or dries like raindrops off the stones." The same rule applies in all our longings....
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American Practitioner and News, Volumes 29-30

1900
...among his students during the early years of his teaching. The passage reads: " The knowledge which a man can use is the only real knowledge, the only knowledge which has life and growth in it and converts itself into practical power. The rest hangs like dust...
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The American Practitioner, Volumes 29-30

Medicine - 1900
...among his students during the early years of his teaching. The passage reads: " The knowledge which a man can use is the only real knowledge, the only knowledge which has life and growth in it and converts itself into practical power. The rest hangs like dust...
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How to Succeed in the Practice of Medicine

Joseph McDowell Mathews - Medical ethics - 1902 - 215 pages
...much like the brook, they will "go on forever." The ' ' Book-worm " Doctor. — Froude wrote : ' ' The knowledge that a man can use is the only real...dust about the brain or dries like rain-drops off the stones." Nothing should be encouraged more than the reading of good books. The studious man is apt...
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Book on the Physician Himself: And Things that Concern His Reputation and ...

Daniel Webster Cathell - Medical ethics - 1902 - 411 pages
...on the successful treatment of your cases than upon familiarity with the ultra-scientific, for : — The knowledge that a man can use is the only real knowledge, and you will meet some, possessed of a comparatively small outfit, so dexterous in its use that they...
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Cleveland Medical and Surgical Reporter, Volume 12

1904
...absorbing from others, but should add to by our own patient research and experience. Some one has said: "The knowledge that a man can use is the only real...rest hangs like dust about the brain, or dries like rain drops off the stones. ' ' As seniors let our rule ever be. to avoid ruts, keep in touch with the...
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Aequanimitas: With Other Addresses to Medical Students, Nurses and ...

Sir William Osler - Medicine - 1904 - 389 pages
...medicine, not that it by any means covers the whole field of his education : — " The knowledge which a man can use is the only real knowledge, the only knowledge which has life and growth in it and converts itself into practical power. The rest hangs like dust...
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Aequanimitas

Sir William Osler - 1904 - 389 pages
...medicine, not that it by any means covers the whole field of his education : — " The knowledge which a man can use is the only real knowledge, the only knowledge which has life and growth in it and converts itself into practical power. The rest hangs like dust...
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