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People/Characters: William Osler

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An Address on the Life of William Osler, (Baronet, M.D., LL.D., F.R.S., F.R.C.P. July 12 1849-December 29, 1919) Given in the Chapel of Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario on Sunday, October 2nd, 1949 at a Service commemorating the Centenary of the birth of William Osler. by L.W. Brockington
The Great Cholesterol Con: The Truth About What Really Causes Heart Disease and How to Avoid It by Malcolm Kendrick
H. L. Mencken on Religion by H. L. Mencken
J. William White, M.D., a biography by Agnes Repplier
Out of the Flames: The Remarkable Story of a Fearless Scholar, a Fatal Heresy, and One of the Rarest Books in the World by Lawrence Goldstone

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Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet, FRS, FRCP (/ˈɒz.lər/; July 12, 1849 – December 29, 1919) was a Canadian physician and one of the four founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital. 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 bibliophile, historian, author, and renowned practical joker.


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