The young doctor should look about early for an avocation, a pastime, that will take him away from patients, pills and potions…No man is really happy or safe without one, and it makes precious little difference what the outside interest may be- botany, beetles or butterflies, roses, tulips or irises, fishing, mountaineering or antiquities-anything will do so long as he straddles a hobby and rides it hard.

-Osler, British Medical Journal 1909;2:925-8

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