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Sir William Osler

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Photograph of Osler, c. 1912
Born (1849-07-12)July 12, 1849
Bond Head, Province of Canada
Died December 29, 1919(1919-12-29) (aged 70)
Oxford, England, UK
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater McGill University
Known for co-founding physician of Johns Hopkins Hospital
Spouse(s) Grace Revere Osler
Children 2 sons, 1 died shortly after birth, Edward Revere Osler was mortally wounded aged 21 in WWI combat, during the 3rd battle of Ypres
Scientific career
Fields Physician, pathologist, internist, educator, bibliophile, author and historian
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Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet, FRS FRCP ( 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 (formally "section"), at the Royal Society of Medicine, London.

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