Silas Weir Mitchell (January 15, 1829 – January 4, 1914) was an American physician and writer.
== Quotes ==
I must have told my story ill if to every physician who hears me its illustrations have not the invigorating force of moral tonics.
Transaction of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 1887, 9: 337, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).Up anchor! Up anchor! Set sail and away!The ventures of dreamland Are thine for a day.
Dreamland, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).Death’s but one more to-morrow.
Of one who seemed to have failed, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).When youth was lord of my unchallenged fate, And time seemed but the vassal of my will,I entertained certain guests of state—The great of older days.
On a Boy's first Reading of "King Henry V", reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919); comparable to "I am the master of my fate", William Ernest Henley, Invictus (1875).The first thing to be done by a biographer in estimating character is to examine the stubs of his victim's cheque-books.
Quoted by Harvey W. Cushing in The Life of Sir William Osler, Vol. 1, Ch. 21 (1925).
== Attributed ==
Where did this filthy thing come from?
While throwing a book on psychoanalysis into a fire; reported in Ernest Penney Earnest, S. Weir Mitchell, Novelist and Physician (1950), p. 180.
== External links ==
Silas Weir Mitchell. WhoNamedIt.