William Osler, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


William Osler

Canadian pathologist, physician, educator, bibliophile, historian, author, cofounder of Johns Hopkins Hospital

Date of Birth: 12-Jul-1849

Place of Birth: Bond Head, Ontario, Canada

Date of Death: 29-Dec-1919

Profession: physician, professor

Nationality: Canada

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About William Osler

  • Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet, (; 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.
  • One of his achievements was the founding of the History of Medicine Society (previously section) of the Royal Society of Medicine, London.

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