William Osler

Birth: 1849, Jul. 12
Death: 1919, Dec. 29
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Baltimore City

Additional Information

  • Dates:
    Notes:

    MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY LIBRARY
    
    ---------------------------
    RECORD
    ---------------------------
    
    Author
    Chatard, J. Albert.
    
    Title Statement
    The heritage of medicine : A tribute to W.O. By J. Albert Chartard, MD.
    Reprinted from Transactions of the Medical & chirurgical faculty, 1932-35.
    
    Published
    [S.l. : s.n., n.d.]
    
    Description
    p. 90-94 : ; 25 cm.
    
    Title Statement
    The heritage of medicine : A tribute to W.O. By J. Albert Chartard, MD.
    Reprinted from Transactions of the Medical & chirurgical faculty, 1932-35.
    
    General Note
    Unbound.
    
    General Note
    Caption title.
    
    Subject
    Osley, William, Sir, 1849-1919.
    
    Call Number
    MR 17 .C49
    
    Location
    Main Reading Room
    

    Source:

  • Dates:
    Notes: See also:
    Dictionary of American Medical Biography. Two volumes. Edited by Martin Kaufman, Stuart Galishoff, and Todd L. Savitt. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1984. (DcAmMeB 84)

    American Authors and Books. 1640 to the present day. Third revised edition. By W.J. Burke and Will D. Howe. Revised by Irving Weiss and Anne Weiss. New York: Crown Publishers, 1972. (AmAu&B)

    American Biographies. By Wheeler Preston. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1940. Reprint. Detroit: Gale Research, 1974. (AmBi)

    Appleton’s Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Six volumes. Edited by James Grant Wilson and John Fiske. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1888-1889. Reprint. Detroit: Gale Research, 1968. (ApCAB)

    A Biographical Encyclopedia of Scientists. Two volumes. Edited by John Daintith, Sarah Mitchell, and Elizabeth Tootill. New York: Facts on File, 1981. (BiESc)

    A Biographical History of Medicine. Excerpts and essays on the men and their work. By John H. Talbott. New York: Grune & Stratton, 1970. Use the “Name Index,” which begins on page 1193 to locate biographies. (BiHiMed)

    Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 1: January, 1946-July, 1949. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1949. (BioIn 1)

    Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 2: August, 1949-August, 1952. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1953. (BioIn 2)

    Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 3: September, 1952-August, 1955. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1956. (BioIn 3)

    Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 4: September, 1955-August, 1958. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1960. (BioIn 4)

    Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 5: September, 1958-August, 1961. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1962. (BioIn 5)

    Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 6: September, 1961-August, 1964. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1965. (BioIn 6)

    Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 7: September, 1964-August, 1967. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1968. (BioIn 7)

    Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 8: September, 1967-August, 1970. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1971. (BioIn 8)

    Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 9: September, 1970-August, 1973. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1974. (BioIn 9)

    Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 11: September, 1976-August, 1979. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1980. (BioIn 11)

    Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 13: September, 1982-August, 1984. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1984. (BioIn 13)

    Biography Index. A cumulative index to biographical material in books and magazines. Volume 14: September, 1984-August, 1986. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1986. (BioIn 14)

    A Dictionary of American Authors. Fifth edition, revised and enlarged. By Oscar Fay Adams. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1904. Reprint. Detroit: Gale Research, 1969. Biographies are found in the “Dictionary of American Authors” section which begins on page 1 and in the “Supplement” which begins on page 441. (DcAmAu)

    Dictionary of American Biography. Volumes 1-20. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1928-1936. (DcAmB)

    Dictionary of American Medical Biography. Lives of eminent physicians of the United States and Canada, from the earliest times. By Howard A. Kelly and Walter L. Burrage. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1928. Reprint. Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands: Longwood Press, 1979. (DcAmMeB)

    A Dictionary of Literature in the English Language. “From Chaucer to 1940.” Compiled and edited by Robin Myers. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1970. (DcLEL)

    The Dictionary of National Biography. “1912-1921.” Edited by H.W.C. Davis and J.R.H. Weaver. London: Oxford University Press, 1927. (DcNaB 1912)

    A Dictionary of North American Authors Deceased before 1950. Compiled by W. Stewart Wallace. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1951. Reprint. Detroit: Gale Research, 1968. (DcNAA)

    Great Britons. Twentieth-century lives. By Harold Oxbury. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985. (GrBr)

    Index to Scientists of the World from Ancient to Modern Times. Biographies and portraits. By Norma Olin Ireland. Boston: F.W. Faxon Co., 1962. (InSci)

    The Lincoln Library of Language Arts. Third edition. Two volumes. Columbus, OH: Frontier Press Co., 1978. Biographies begin on page 345 of Volume 1 and are continued in Volume 2. (LinLib L)

    The Lincoln Library of Social Studies. Eighth edition. Three volumes. Columbus, OH: Frontier Press Co., 1978. Biographies begin on page 865 of Volume 3. (LinLib S)

    The Macmillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Fourth edition. Edited by W. Stewart Wallace. Revised, enlarged, and updated by W.A. McKay. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1978. (MacDCB 78)

    The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Biography. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1973. Supplemental volumes published as “Encyclopedia of World Biography: 20th Century Supplement.” (McGEWB)

    The Oxford Companion to American History. By Thomas H. Johnson. New York: Oxford University Press, 1966. (OxCAmH)

    The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Fourth edition. Compiled and edited by Sir Paul Harvey, revised by Dorothy Eagle. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1967. (OxCEng 67)

    The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Fifth edition. Edited by Margaret Drabble. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1985. (OxCEng 85)

    The Oxford Companion to Medicine. Two volumes. Edited by John Walton, Paul B. Beeson, and Ronald Bodley Scott. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1986. (OxCMed 86)

    The Reader’s Encyclopedia of American Literature. By Max J. Herzberg. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1962. (REnAL)

    Webster’s American Biographies. 1974 edition. Edited by Charles Van Doren. Springfield, MA: G. & C. Merriam Co., 1974. (WebAB 74)

    Webster’s American Biographies. 1979 edition. Edited by Charles Van Doren. Springfield, MA: G. & C. Merriam Co., 1979. (WebAB 79)

    Who Was Who in America. A component volume of “Who’s Who in American History.” Volume 1, 1897-1942. Chicago: A.N. Marquis Co., 1943. (WhAm 1)

    The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Volume 12. New York: James T. White & Co., 1904. Reprint. Volumes 1-50. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms, 1967-1971. Use the Index to locate biographies. (NatCAB 12)
    Source:

  • Dates: 1849-
    Notes:

    Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century.
    Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography
    page 708
    OSLER, WILLIAM, physician, educator, author, was born in 1849 in Ontario. He is a physician, professor in Johns Hopkins university since 1889; and the author of Clinical Notes on Small-Pox; Histology Notes for Students; Cerebral Palsies of Children; Principles and Practice of Medicine; and Diagnosis of Abdominal Tumors.

    Source: Herringshaw’s Encyclopedia of American Biography. See: Ancestry.com

  • Dates: 1849-?
    Notes: Born at Bond-Head, Ontario, Canada, July 12, 1849. M.D., McGill University, Montreal, 1872; Professor of the Institutes of Medicine, McGill, 1874-84; Physician and Pathologist, Montreal General Hospital, 1878-84; President, Canadian Medical Association, 1885-86; Gulstonian Lecturer, Royal College of Physicians, London, 1885; Cartwright Lecturer, College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, 1886; F.R.S., Canada; LL.D., Trinity University, Toronto, 1890, McGill University, Montreal, 1895, the University of Aberdeen, 1898, and Yale University, 1901; Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1884-89; Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1889-; Dean, Johns Hopkins Medical School, 1898-99; Physician in Chief, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1889-; F.RC.P., London, 1883; F.R.S., London, 1898; D.C.L., University of Edinburgh, 1898; President, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty, 1896-97; Orator, Medical and Chirurgical Faculty, 1889; Cavendish Lecturer, 1899; author of “Principles and Practice of Medicine,” four editions, 1892, 1895, 1898 and 1901; “Lectures on the Diagnosis of Abdominal Tumors,” 1895; “The Cerebral Palsies of Children,” 1889; Editor of “Nothnagel’s Encydopedia of Practical Medicine,” vol. i, American edition, “Typhoid and Typhus Fevers,” 1901; a contributor to “Pepper’s System,” “Johns Hopkins Hospital Reports,” and other medical works; Associate Editor, Journal of Experimental Medicine. 1 West Franklin Street, Baltimore.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 523
  • Dates: 1879-1929
    Notes: The William Osler Collection. In The Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
    Source:
  • Dates: 1890s
    Notes: “Drs. William H. Welch and William Osler of the new Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical School sparked the public health and child welfare reforms beginning in the 1890s.”
    Source: Nunn, D.B.. William Stewart Halstead: Transitional Years Surgery 121 March 1997: 426
  • Dates: 1896
    Notes: Consulting Physician, Hospital for the Relief of Crippled and Deformed Children
    Source: Hospital for the Relief of Crippled and Deformed Children of Baltimore City, The First Annual Report of the Hospital for the Relief of Crippled and Deformed Children of Baltimore City Philadelphia: Avil Printing Company: 2
  • Dates: 1897-1898
    Notes: Newspaper articles relating to famous leprosy case:

    • “Mary Sansone, the Leper. Physician’s House on the Old Quarantine Grounds Will be Used as Temporary Quarters for Her.” Sun (Baltimore), July 13, 1897
    • “Don’t Want the Leper. Testimony Heared in the Suit to Restrain Mary Sansone from Being Placed at Quarantine.” Sun (Baltimore), December 3, 1897
    • “Dr. Jones is Puzzled. May Soon be Required to Provide Quarters for Mrs. Mary Sansone, the Leper.” Sun (Baltimore), August 10, 1898
    • “No Danger of Contagion. What Drs. Hurd and Osler Say About Mrs. Mary Sansone the Leper at Johns Hopkins.” Sun (Baltimore), June 14, 1897
    • “Dangers of Leprosy. Dr. William Osler Says That They Have Been Greatly Exaggerated.” Sun (Baltimore), March 03, 1898
    • “Hope for the Leper. Marked Improvement under Care and Treatment in the Case at Johns Hapkins Hospital.” Sun (Baltimore), January 15, 1898
    • “No Room for the Leper. Improvement Company Restrains the City from Establishing Mary.” Sun (Baltimore), August 06, 1897
    • “Allegheny City and Leper Woman.” Sun (Baltimore), June 10, 1897
    • “Miss Douthat’s Case. Why She Could Not Remain at the Hopkine Training School for Nurses.” Sun (Baltimore), January 24, 1898
    • “The Leper Case. Argued in the Court of Appeals Yesterday-The Contentions of Both Sides.” Sun (Baltimore), March 09, 1898
    • “In and About Town. Almanac for Baltimore This Day.” Sun (Baltimore), June 12, 1897
    • “Summary of the News. Government Weather Report.” Sun (Baltimore), September 10, 1897
    • “Local Briefs. Bits of News and Gossip Gathered Here and There in All Section of Baltimore.” Sun (Baltimore), December 04, 1897
    • “Summary of the News. Government Weather Report.” Sun (Baltimore), June 12, 1897
    • “Forecast for Baltimore and Vicinity.” Sun (Baltimore), December 08, 1897
    • “Forecast for Baltimore and Vicinity.” Sun (Baltimore), December 17, 1897

    Source:

  • Dates: 1900
    Notes: Consultant, Physician, Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital

    Source: Twenty-Second Annual Report of the Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital, 1900.
    Source:

  • Dates: 1900-1937
    Notes: Leonard Leopold Mackall Papers Ms. 35, Special Collections, Milton S. Eisenhower Library, The Johns Hopkins University. 14.6 linear ft. (35 document boxes). Mackall was the cataloger of Sir William Osler’s medical history library.
    Source:
  • Dates: 1926
    Notes: CUSHING, HARVEY WILLIAMS (1869-1939). Papers, 1745-1965, of a neurological surgeon who advanced the treatment of gunshot wounds of the head during World War I and developed methods for the study and treatment of intracranial tumors. Consists of correspondence, subject files, diaries, and writings documenting his professional career at the Harvard Medical School and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston; his research on brain tumors; military service; prolific writings, including a 1926 Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Sir William Osler; and his ardent book collecting interests. Also includes Cushing materials from the Medical Historical Library at the Yale School of Medicine.
    Microfilmed 1991 and 1992.
    190,000 frames. 159 reels 35mm. [Reel 159 consists of guide to the microfilm collection.]
    Microfilm available from Scholarly Resources, Inc., 104 Greenhill Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware 19805-1897. (800)772-8937 sales@scholarly.com
    Source:
  • Dates: var. dates.
    Notes: Sir William Osler Papers. Johns Hopkins University Medical Archives
    Source:

Bibliography

  • Holley, Howard L., A continual remembrance; letters from Sir William Osler to his friend Ned Milburn, 1865-1919 Springfield: Thomas. Includes bibliographical references
  • Osler, William, Sir, Bibliotheca Osleriana; a catalogue of books illustrating the history of medicine and science, collected, arranged and annotated by Sir William Osler, bt., and bequeathed to McGill University Oxford: At the Clarendon Press.
  • Osler, William, Sir, “Religio medici”; an address delivered at Guy’s Hospital, October, 1905 London: Chiswick1906.
  • Osler, William, Sir, An address on John Locke as a physician : delivered before the student’s societies of the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania / reprinted from the Lancet, October 20, 1900. London: n. pub..
  • Osler, William, Sir, Aequanimitas : with other addresses to medical students, nurses and practitioners of medicine. Philadelphia: Blakiston.
  • Osler, William, Sir, An Alabama student Baltimore: The Friedenwald Company. From the Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin, no. 58, January, 1896.
  • Osler, William, Sir, An Alabama student, and other biographical essays New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Osler, William, Sir, Notes on lectures on medicine delivered by Dr. Osler and Dr. Thayer Baltimore: n. pub.. Manuscript by Walter R. Steiner, Johns Hopkins Medical School.
  • Osler, William, Sir, Bacilli and bullets London: Oxford University Press.
  • Osler, William, Sir, Boerhaaves plaats in de wetenschap Brussel: Paleis der Academien.
  • Osler, William, Sir, The cerebral palsies of children : a clinical study from the Infirmary for nervous diseases Philadelphia: P. Blakiston, Son & Co.. “The material here presented forms the basis of a series of lectures which were delivered in the spring course at the Infirmary for nervous diseases, and which appeared in the ‘Philadelphia medical news’, July 14th to August 11th, 1888” (p. [vi]).
  • Osler, William, Sir, The collected essays of Sir William Osler Birmingham: Classics of Medicine Library. 3 v. : col. ports. ; 28 cm.
  • Osler, William, Sir, Collected reprints n.pl.: n.pub..
  • Osler, William, Sir, A concise history of medicine Baltimore: Medical Standard Book Co,..
  • Osler, William, Sir, Aphorisms from his bedside teachings and writings Springfield: Thomas. Collected by Robert Bennett Bean; edited by William Bennett Bean
  • Osler, William, Sir and Thomas McCrae, Cancer of the stomach: a clinical study Philadelphia: P. Blakiston.