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  2. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (/ h oʊ m z /; August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, poet, and polymath based in Boston. Grouped among the fireside poets , he was acclaimed by his peers as one of the best writers of the day.

  3. Sep 1, 2020 · The fifty-four pages devoted to Holmes's military service give readers a frighteningly immediate experience of the horrors of the Civil War and surprisingly fresh support to the well-known belief that Holmes's experience of war was responsible for so much of what he became.

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    • 2020
  4. Stephen Budiansky has written a superb bi-ography of Oliver Wendell Holmes for gen-eral readers that also gives food for thought for those already familiar with the large cor-pus of “Holmesiana.”

  5. Writing in the Atlantic Monthly in 1859, Harvard poet and medical professor Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., A.B. 1829, called the new medium, barely 20 years old, “the mirror with a memory.”

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  6. Nov 21, 2023 · Although his primary career was as a physician, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. is known for his writing. He was a popular poet in the 1800s, and his most famous poem was ''Old...

  7. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was a physician by profession but achieved fame as a writer; he was one of the best regarded American poets of the nineteenth century. Holmes was a member of the Fireside Poets, a group of American poets that were among the first to rival their British counterparts.

  8. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.—A.B. 1829, M.D. ’36, LL.D. ’80, dean of Harvard Medical School, acclaimed writer, and father of the future Supreme Court justice—was one of the first American intellectuals to espouse eugenics.

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