CCMM – Common things are common, but what musn’t I miss, another revision tool which you may find helpful to be the pragmatic, knowledgeable and safe GP.








Observe, record, tabulate, communicate. Use your five senses. Learn to see, learn to hear, learn to feel, learn to smell, and know that by practice alone you can become expert. William Osler

He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all. William Osler

The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease. William Osler

There are, in truth, no specialties in medicine, since to know fully many of the most important diseases a man must be familiar with their manifestations in many organs. William Osler

The young physician starts life with 20 drugs for each disease, and the old physician ends life with one drug for 20 diseases. William Osler

Variability is the law of life, and as no two faces are the same, so no two bodies are alike, and no two individuals react alike and behave alike under the abnormal conditions which we know as disease. William Osler