Collected essays of Sir William Osler.

Reviewed and revised Learning about the life of Sir William Osler (1849-1919) is perhaps the ultimate lesson in how to live life and practice medicine. Yet, he doesnt go to war, he doesnt fight or kill anyone, he doesnt change the Fates of Nations How can reading about such a man be interesting?

The Collected Essays of Sir William Osler

The William Osler Papers Sir William: Regius Professor at Oxford, 1905-1919: Documents
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He died at the age of 70, on December 29, 1919 in , during the , most likely of complications from undiagnosed . His wife, Grace, lived another nine years but succumbed to a series of strokes. Sir William and Lady Osler's ashes now rest in a niche in the at . They had two sons, one of whom died shortly after birth. The other, Edward Revere Osler, was mortally wounded in combat in at the age of 21, during the 3rd battle of (also known as the ). At the time of his death in August 1917, he was a in the (British) Royal Field ; Lt. Osler's grave is in the Dozinghem Military Cemetery in West , Belgium. According to one biographer, Osler was emotionally crushed by the loss; he was particularly anguished by the fact that his influence had been used to procure a military commission for his son, who had mediocre eyesight. Lady Osler (Grace Revere) was born in Boston in 1854; her paternal great-grandfather was .[] In 1876, she married Samuel W. Gross, chairman of surgery at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Gross died in 1889 and in 1892 she married William Osler who was then professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

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Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet, (; July 12, 1849 – December 29, 1919) was a physician and one of the four founding professors of . Osler created the first residency program for specialty training of physicians, and he was the first to bring medical students out of the lecture hall for bedside clinical training. He has frequently been described as the "Father of Modern Medicine" and one of the "greatest diagnosticians ever to wield a stethoscope". Osler was a person of many interests, who in addition to being a physician, was a , historian, author, and renowned . One of his achievements was the founding of the (previously section) of the , .

Sir William Osler (1849 – 1919) was a Canadian physician, one of the founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital, and the "Father of Modern Medicine".
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Sir William Osler died on December 29, 1919. Nuland wrote: “Osler was dead, but Osler lived on. Although the numbers are now becoming small, medical students and grizzled physicians still occasionally seek inspiration by reading the many essays that he wrote on the medical life. Some are dated, but others are as fresh as the day he put pen to paper.”

About William Osler | McGill Library - McGill University

I so appreciate you taking time to learn more about Sir William Osler. May I provide further context. In 1904, Osler was 55 years old; life expectancy for men in the US was 46 years. Before his 16 years at Johns Hopkins, he spent 10 years at McGill University and 5 at the University of Pennsylvania. And as you pointed out, Osler continued to see patients and write articles and make other significant contributions to his beloved profession in his later years. He may or may not have been burned out, but I think it’s safe to say he was not cynical. (Of note, Revere, Osler’s only child died was mortally wounded in WWI combat in 1917. It is written that Osler never recovered from that loss.)

The Student Life by William Osler

Until the 19th century, it was the character and behavior of the physician that convinced patients to have confidence in his advice. Osler and Hopkins changed that; good science became the preeminent requirement. Although he stressed good behavior, he accepted as a given that physicians fit the mold of a Victorian gentlemen. Our concepts of a gentleman have changed with our culture. In Shakespeare's time, a gentleman was a member of the aristocracy, but Osler's gentleman was the Victorian man of breeding and education, which placed the physician on an elevated pedestal of superior rank. Today, I think it would be difficult to define Sir William Osler's physician gentleman. If art reflects reality, we have progressed from the kindly, compassionate Dr. Marcus Welby of the 1970s TV series to the arrogant, self-absorbed, rude, and even hostile Dr. Gregory House of the current TV series House. This is an individual who places science above any consideration of compassion and empathy.