Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Noun1.Oliver Wendell Holmes - United States writer of humorous essays (1809-1894)Oliver Wendell Holmes - United States writer of humorous essays (1809-1894)
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Captain Jim had never heard of Oliver Wendell Holmes, but he evidently agreed with that writer's dictum that "big heart never liked little cream pot.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr, US 59th Supreme Court justice (1902-32), was born on March 8, 1841.
Not far from here lies the marker of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Among the topics are Alexander the Great's confidence in his physician Philip of Acarnania, Maimonides, Ambrose Pare as an apprentice barber-surgeon in a busy shop in Paris, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Thomas Henry Huxley, Dieflafoy with his assistants and students during a lecture at the Hftel-Dieu, and the Eagle simulator for training anesthesia students at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London.
I have included in my last Christmas gift to Magsanoc-a nautilus shell-this poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes titled The Chambered Nautilus, the last stanza of which embodies all of my sentiments and aspirations for this great lady, whom I consider to be my mentor and my guiding light, then and now:
In 1935, retired Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
After all, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said back in 1881 that the "life of the law was experience," not "logic.
I would ask him to read The Common Law by Oliver Wendell Holmes, in which the illusory nature of "truth" is explored, as well as the failings of human beings to perceive "truth" infallibly.
The writings are organized into sections on criminology, legal studies, police, and corrections and include selections from such figures as Cesare Beccaria, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Bell (1927), when Carrie Buck--forced to undergo sterilization as part of a state eugenics program--appealed to the Supreme Court to protect her "inherent right to go through life with full bodily integrity," Taft assigned the writing of the opinion to Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, a prominent and acerbic critic of all such natural-rights claims.
Oliver Wendell Holmes," Sara Crosby, Ohio State University at Marion