Sir William Osler, 1849-1919
A Selection for Medical StudentseBook - 1982
Edited and with an introduction by Charles G. Roland
William Osler, renowned physician and medical historian, was perhaps the most brilliant and influential teacher of medicine in his day. Born in Bond Head, Ontario, Osler studied at the University of Toronto and at McGill, where he stayed to teach.
In the years to follow, his reputation became well-established; he came into his own, however, as the first head of medicine at the new Johns Hopkins Hospital and medical school at Baltimore in 1889.
Decades ahead of his time in his approach to academic study and his views on the medical profession, Osler was beloved by thousands of students; he helped many find a vocation in medicine by way of his own enthusiasm, breadth of interests, and concern for the individual. Osler's many remarkable qualities are displayed in these selected essays, all brimming with the warmth and eloquence which was his trademark, and all of continuing interest and relevance to medical students today.