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Canadian physician,born July 12, 1849, Bond Head, Tecumseth, Canada West; died December 29, 1919, Oxford.

Bibliography

    Works by William Osler:
  • Normal histology for laboratory and class use.
    Montreal, 1882.
  • An account of certain organisms occurring in the liquor sanguinis.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, London, (1873), 1874, 22: 391-398.
  • A case of progressive pernicious anaemia (idiopathic of Addison). Written with William Gardner.
    Canada Medical and Surgical Journal, Montreal, 1877, 5: 383-404.
    First complete account of pernicious anaemia.
  • Autopsy, in a Case of Epithelioma of Tongue. Excision of the Entire Organ by Galvanic Ecraseur.
    Canada Medical and Surgical Journal, Montreal, 1877, 56: 340-341.
  • Autopsy by Osler in a Case of Fibroid Contraction of the Right Lung with Displacement of the Heart, under care of Dr. Ross.
    Canada Medical and Surgical Journal, Montreal, 1877, 56: 345-349.
    Referring to George Ross (1845-1892), a famous clinical teacher.
  • Autopsy, in a Case of Cancer of the Liver, by John Bell.
    Canada Medical and Surgical Journal, Montreal, 1877, 58: 437-439.
  • Autopsy by Osler, in a case of Acute Bright's Disease, accompanying pregnancy, miscarriage, peritonitis, death, under care of Dr. Ross.
    Canada Medical and Surgical Journal, Montreal, 1877, 58: 445-447.
  • Autopsy, in a Case of Encephaloid Cancer of the Axillary Glands, with Secondary Deposits in all the Internal Organs, under the care of Dr. Fenwick.
    Canada Medical and Surgical Journal, Montreal, 1878, 72: 541- 45.
    Referring to George Edgeworth Fenwick (1825-1894).
  • Two specimens of retroperitoneal cancer; Kidney in a burn victim. Specimens presented by Osler.
    Canada Medical and Surgical Journal, Montreal, 1878, 72: Abbott p. 488.
  • Montreal General Hospital, Medical and Surgical. Reports of Cases under the Care of Dr. Osler.
    Canada Medical and Surgical Journal, Montreal, 1880, 9: 161- 162.
    A case of retro-peritoneal cancer.
  • Clinical Notes on Haematemesis in Chronic. Splenic Tumor. Read before the Med. Chirur. Soc. of Montreal, Oct. 20, 1882.
    Canada Medical and Surgical Journal, Montreal, 1882, 11: 267-270.
  • Specimen from a Case of Fatty Diarrhoea. II. Portions of Obliterated Superior Vena Cava. III. Specimen of a Case of Pneumonia terminating in abscess of lung. Specimens presented by Osler.
    Canada Medical and Surgical Journal, Montreal, 1882, 11.
  • Discussion by Osler on Paper by Dr. Major on Papillomatous Growths of the Pharynx.
    Canada Medical and Surgical Journal, Montreal, 1882, 11: 515.
  • Amyloid liver in a Case Dying of Phthisis. II. Lymphosarcomatous Growth of Bronchial Glands, by Dr. Wilkins. Specimens Presented, Med. Chirur. Soc. Montreal, June 14, 1883.
    Canada Medical and Surgical Journal, Montreal, 1883, 12: 102-103.
  • Clinical Discussion by Osler of a Case of Hodgkin's Disease.
    Canada Medical and Surgical Journal, Montreal, 1883, 12: 499.
  • Cancer of Ascending Colon, an Extensive. I. Cancer of Ascending Colon, Extensive Secondary Growths in Liver. II. Obstinate Quotidian Aigue. Medical Cases Under Care of Dr. Osler, Montreal General Hospital.
    Canada Medical and Surgical Journal, Montreal, 1883, 11, 1882: 28-30.
  • The Gulstonian Lectures, on malignant endocarditis.
    British Medical Journal, London, 1885, 1: 467-470, 522-526, 577-579.
    First comprehensive description of subacute bacterial endocarditis.
  • The cerebral palsies of children. Philadelphia, 1889.
  • Aequanimitas: valedictory remarks to the graduates in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, May 1st, 1889. Philadelphia, Wm. F. Fll & Co., 1889. 10 pages.
    This farewell address to the medical graduates at the University of Pennsylvania as Osler prepared to move to Johns Hopkins University is perhaps one of the best known of all Osler's non-clinical papers. It was frequently reprinted.
  • The License to Practice.
    Maryland Medical Journal, 1889, 21: 61.
  • Doctor and Nurse: Remarks to the First Class of Graduates from the Training School for Nurses of The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
    Baltimore: John Murphy and Company, 1891.
  • The Principles and Practice of Medicine.
    New York D. Appleton, 1892; 10th edition 1925; translated into Chinese and French.
  • Lectures on the diagnosis of abdominal tumors.
    New York Medical Journal, 1894.
    Osler delivered a series of lectures on abdominal tumors to the postgraduate class at Johns Hopkins in November and December of 1893. They were first published in a series of articles in the New York Medical Journal during 1894. They were collected and published commercially in 1894.
    Second reprinting, New York, D. Appleton, 1895. 192 pages.
  • The Leaven of Science. Philadelphia?; 1894?
    The first separate printing of a famous address delivered at the opening of the Wistar Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, May 21, 1894.
  • On the visceral complication of erythema exudativum multiforme.
    American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 1895, 110: 629-646.
  • An Alabama Student.
    First separate printing, Baltimore, Friedenwald, 1896.
    Later included in: An Alabama Student, and Other Biographical Essays. 1908.
    This biographical sketch of Dr. John Y. Bassett, an almost unknown physician from Huntsville, Alabama, who died as a comparatively young man in 1851, was based on a small packet of letters and two articles which Dr. Bassett had written. Osler makes of this slight evidence a graceful address on "a man of whom you have never heard, a humble student from a little town in Alabama." The address, presented to the Johns Hopkins Historical Club in January, 1895, was first printed in the Johns Hopkins Hospital bulletin in 1896.
  • On the association of enormous heart hypertrophy, chronic proliferative peritonitis, and recurring ascites, with adherent pericardium. 896?
    First separate reprinting of Osler's paper on the syndrome now known as (Friedel) Pick's disease, presented at the American Pediatric Society meeting in 1895 and first published in the Archives of Pediatrics.
  • Lectures on angina pectoris and allied states.
    New York, 1897.
  • Cancer of the stomach.
    With Thomas McCrae (1870-). Philadelphia, 1900.
  • On a family form of recurring epistaxis, associated with multiple telangiectases of the skin and mucous membranes.
    Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin, 1901, 12: 333-337.
    Reprinted in Medical Classics, 1939, 4: 243-153.
    Rendu-Osler-Weber disease.
  • The Masterword in Medicine. Baltimore, 1903.
  • Chronic cyanosis, with polycythaemia and enlarged spleen: a new clinical entity.
    American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Thorofare, N.J., 1903, 126: 187-201.
    Reprinted in Medical Classics, 1939, 4: 254-275.
    Polycythaemia rubra vera, or Vaquez-Osler disease.
  • Science and Immortality.
    Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1904.
  • Aequanimitas With Other Addresses to Medical Students, Nurses and Practitioners of Medicine.
    Philadelphia: The Blakiston Company, 1904. 2nd edition, 1906.
  • The growth of truth as illustrated in the discovery of the circulation of the blood. London, 1906.
  • On multiple hereditary telangiectases with recurrent haemorrhages.
    Quarterly Journal of Medicine, Oxford, 1907, 1: 53-58.
    Rendu-Osler-Weber disease.
  • Modern medicine: Its Theory and Practice, in Original Contributions by American and Foreign Authors.
    Edited by William Osler, assisted by Thomas McCrae.
    Philadelphia and New York: Lea & Febiger, 1907-1910.
  • Thomas Linacre. Cambridge, 1908.
  • Chronic infectious endocarditis.
    Quarterly Journal of Medicine, Oxford, 1908-1909, 2: 219-230.
    Osler’s nodes.
  • An Alabama Student and Other Biographical Addresses.
    Oxford University Press, New York, 1908.
  • The Lumleian lectures on angina pectoris.
    Delivered before the Royal College of Physicians of London.
    While Osler was Regius professor of medicine at Oxford, he was invited to present the Lumleian lectures to the Royal College of Physicians. He gave these lectures in March, 1910, and they were immediately printed in three successive issues of The Lancet.
    Lecture II, Pathology. March 15th, 1910. Lancet, 1910; I: 839-844.
  • Specialism in the General Hospital.
    Johns Hopkins Alumni Magazine, June 1913.
  • A way of life. London, 1914.
  • After Twenty-Five Years: an Address at the Opening of the Session of the Medical Faculty.
    Montreal Medical Journal (November 1899.
    In "twenty-Fifth Anniversary of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. 1889-1914,
  • Communication from Dr. Osler: Looking Back.
    Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital 25 (December 1914): 354-5.
    In: Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. 1889-1914," above.)
  • The Coming of Age of Internal Medicine in America.
    Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1915. (Reprinted from International Clinics, vol. 4, ser. 25.)
  • Observations on the severe anaemias of pregnancy and the post-partum state.
    British Medical Journal, London, 1919, 1: 1-3.
  • A Concise History of Medicine. Baltimore, 1919.
  • The old humanities and the new science.
    Boston and New York, 1920.
  • The evolution of modern medicine.
    New Haven, Yale University Press, 1921.
    This book is based on the Silliman Lectures delivered at Yale in 1913. It remained unfinished at Osler’s death, and Osler requested in his will that it and his other unfinished work not be published. In spite of this, work was prepared for the press by Harvey Cushing, Archibald Malloch and others. It is one of the most interesting short histories of medicine, written in Osler’s usual charming style, and is still one of the best books with which to commence the study of medicine. Reprinted in New York in 1963 and 1972.
  • Incunabula medica. A study of the earliest printed medical books, 1467-1480.
    Oxford University Press, 1923.
  • The Student Life and Other Essays.
    London: Constable, 1928.
  • 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: Clarendon Press, 1929.
    This bibliography of over 7,500 titles is the catalogue of Osler’s magnificent library. It is one of the best well-annotated bibliographies in the history of medicine and stands as a monument to its author. Reprinted 1969 and 1988 with addenda and corrigenda, Montreal, McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • A Way of Life: An Address to Yale Students.
    Baltimore: Remington-Putnam Book Company, 1932. Works on Osler and his time, etc.
  • Lewellys F. Barker:
    Osler as Chief of a Medical Clinic.
    Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1919, 30 (July): 189-193.
  • Thomas R Brown:
    Osler and the Student.
    Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital 30 (July 1919): 200-1.
  • Louis Hamman (1877-1946):
    Osler and the Tuberculosis Work of the Hospital.
    Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1919, 30 (July): 202-4.
  • Howard Atwood Kelly:
    Osler as I Knew Him in Philadelphia and in the Hopkins.
    Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1919, 30 (July): 215-6. Counsels and ideals from the writings of Sir William Osler.
    Boston and New York, 1905; 2nd edition, 1921. Contributions to Medical and Biological Research Dedicated to Sir William Osler, Bart, M.D., F.R.S., in Honour of His Seventieth Birthday, July 12, 1919, by His Pupils and Co-Workers.
    New York: P. B. Hoeber, 1919. Sir William Osler, Bart: Brief Tributes to His Personality, Influence and Public Service Written by His Friends, Associates and Former Pupils.
    Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1920. (Reprint of articles from Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital 20 (July 1919).)
  • William G. MacCallum:
    Osler as a Pathologist.
    Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1919, 30 (July): 197-8.
  • Henry M. Thomas:
    Some Memories of the Development of the Medical School and of Osler's Advent.
    Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1919, 30 (July): 185-9.
  • Henry Barton Jacobs:
    Osler as a Citizen and His Relation to the Tuberculosis Crusade in Maryland.
    Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1919, 30 (July): 205-8.
  • Minnie Wright Blogg:
    Bibliography of the Writings of Sir William Osler, Bart., M.D., F.R.S., Regius Professor of Medicine in the University of Oxford. Baltimore: The Lord Baltimore Press, 1921.
  • Harvey W. Cushing:
    The Life of Sir William Osler.
    2 volumes, Oxford, 1925; reissued 1982.
    The standard biographical work. Pulitzer prize winner.
  • Maude E. Abbott:
    Sir William Osler Memorial Number. Montreal, 1926.
  • Fielding H. Garrison:
    Osler's Place in the History of Medicine."
    International Association of Medical Museums, Bulletin No IX (1926): 29-32. (Sir William Osler Memorial Number.)
  • Sir German Sims Woodhead:
    Sir William Osler.
    International Association of Medical Museums, Bulletin No IX (1926): 33-7. (Sir William Osler Memorial Number.)
  • Thomas McCrae:
    The Influence of Pathology upon the Clinical Medicine of William Osler.
    International Association of Medical Museums, Bulletin No IX (1926): 37-40. (Sir William Osler Memorial Number.)
  • Rufus Cole:
    Sir William Osler, Teacher and Student.
    International Association of Medical Museums, 1926, Bulletin IX: 46-51.
  • George M. Kober:
    The Influence of Dr. Osler on American Medicine."
    International Association of Medical Museums, Bulletin No IX (1926): 52-8. (Sir William Osler Memorial Number.)
  • Joseph H. Pratt:
    Osler and Tuberculosis.
    International Association of Medical Museums, Bulletin No IX (1926): 59-79. (Sir William Osler Memorial Number.)
  • Lewellys F. Barker:
    Foreword-Dr. Osler as the Young Physician's Friend and Exemplar.
    International Association of Medical Museums, Bulletin No IX (1926): 251-8.
  • Henry Mills Hurd.
    The Personality of William Osler in Baltimore.
    International Association of Medical Museums, Bulletin No IX (1926): 262-4.
  • Henri A. LaFleur:
    Early Days at the Johns Hopkins Hospital with Dr. Osler.
    International Association of Medical Museums, Bulletin No IX (1926): 268-72. (Sir William Osler Memorial Number.)
  • John Miller Turpin Finney:
    A Personal Appreciation of the Late Sir William Osler.
    International Association of Medical Museums, Bulletin No IX (1926): 273-85. (Sir William Osler Memorial Number.)
  • William S. Thayer:
    Osler.
    International Association of Medical Museums, Bulletin No IX (1926): 286-93. (Sir William Osler Memorial Number.)
  • Charles P. Emerson:
    Reminiscences of Sir William Osler.
    International Association of Medical Museums, 1926, Bulletin No IX: 294-303. (Sir William Osler Memorial Number.)
  • Rufus Cole, et al:
    Special Meeting of the Johns Hopkins Historical Club: Presentation to the Hospital of Memorial Plaque of Sir William Osler.
    Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1927, 41 (September): 139-153.
  • Edith Gittings Reid:
    The Great Physician: A Short Life of Sir William Osler.
    New York: Oxford University Press, 1931.
  • Lewellys F. Barker:
    Osler in America: with Especial Reference to His Baltimore Period.
    Canadian Medical Association Journal, 1935, 33 (October): 353-9.
  • Maude E. Abbott:
    Classified and Annotated Bibliography of Sir William Osler's Publications.
    Montreal: The Medical Museum, McGill University, 1939.
    Based on the chronological bibliography by Minnie Wright Blogg.
  • Charles D. Parfitt:
    Osler's Influence in the War against Tuberculosis.
    Canadian Medical Association Journal, 1942, 47 (October): 293-304.
  • Willard E. Goodwin:
    William Osler and Howard A. Kelly, 'Physicians, Medical Historians, Friends,' as Revealed by Nineteen Letters from Osler to Kelly. Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 1946, 20: 611-52.
  • Felix Cunha:
    Osler as a Gastroenterologist. San Francisco: N. p., 1948.
  • Henry A. Christian:
    Osler: Recollections of an Undergraduate Medical Student at Johns Hopkins.
    Archives of Internal Medicine, 1949, 84 (July): 77-83.
  • Norman B. Gwyn,.et al:
    Sir William Osler Memorial Number. American Journal of Internal Medicine, 1949, 84 (July): 1-199.
  • Walter Reginald Bett:
    Osler, the Man and the Legend. London: Heinemann, 1951.
  • Huntington Williams:
    Osler and Welch, Founders of Modern American Public Health. Virginia Medical Monthly, 1953, 80 (June): 303-12.
  • Anne Wilkinson:
    Lions in the Way: A Discursive History of the Oslers.
    Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1956.
  • Robert B. Bean and William B. Bean:
    Sir William Osler: Aphorisms from His Bedside Teachings and Writings.
    Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Company, 1961.
  • Charles G. Roland:
    Some Addenda to Abbott's Classified Bibliography of Sir William Osler.
    Bulletin of the History of Medicine 38 (1964): 78-9.
  • Emile Holman:
    Sir William Osler, William Stewart Halsted, Harvey Cushing: Some Personal Reminiscences.
    Surgery, 1965, 57: 589-601.
  • William Osler, 1849-1919: Commemorative Issue.
    Journal of the American Medical Association, 1969, 210 (December 22): 2213-71.
  • D. G. Bates and E. H. Bensley:
    The Inner History of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
    Johns Hopkins Medical Journal, 1969, 125 (October): 184-94.
    (Edited publication of W. H. Osler's manuscript.)
  • Wilburt C. Davison:
    Osler's Opposition to 'Whole Time Clinical Professors'.
    In: Humanism in Medicine, edited by John P. McGovern and Chester R. Burns. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Company, 1973.
  • George T Harrell:
    Osler's Practice. Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 1973, 47 (November-December): 545-68.
  • Harvey, A. McGehee:
    William Osler and Medicine in America: With Special Reference to the Baltimore Period.
    Maryland State Medical Journal, 1976, 25: 35-42.
  • Student and Chief: the Osler-Camac Correspondence.
    Edited by E. F. Nation and J. P. McGovern. Pasadena: Castle Press, 1980.
  • H. Robb-Smith:
    Osler's Influence on Haematology.
    Blood Cells, 1981, 7 : 513-36.
  • George T Harrell:
    The Osler Family. Journal of the American Medical Association, 1982, 248 (July 9): 203-9.
  • R. Palmer Howard:
    The Chief: Doctor William Osler.
    Canton, MA: Science History Publications, 1983.
    Concentrates on his family life and personality.
  • Jeremiah A Barondess:
    Cushing and Osler: The Evolution of a Friendship.
    Transactions and Studies of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 1985, 7: 79-112.
  • Richard L. Golden and Charles G. Roland, editors:
    Sir William Osler: An Annotated Bibliography with Illustrations.
    San Francisco: Norman Publishing, 1988.
  • W. Bruce Fye:
    William Osler. Clinical Cardiology, 1988, 11 (May): 356-58.
  • W. Bruce Fye:
    William Osler's Departure from North America: The Price of Success.
    New England Journal of Medicine, 1989, 320 (May): 1425-31.
  • McGehee Harvey, Victor A. McKusick, John D. Stobo:
    Osler's Legacy: The Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins, 1889-1989.
    Baltimore: The Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University, 1990.
  • T. S. Huddle:
    Osler's Clinical Clerkship: Origins and Interpretations.
    Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, 1994, 49 (October): 483-503.
  • Michael Bliss (born 1941):
    William Osler : a life in medicine.
    University of Toronto Press, 1999. xiv, 581 pages. 24 pages of plates.
  • Earl F. Nation, Charles G. Roland, John P. McGovern.
    An Annotated Checklist of Osleriana. Volumes 1 and 2.
    Osler Library, McGill University 2000. (Osler Library studies in the history of medicine ; no. 4-5).
    Volume 1 first published by Kent State University in 1976.
We thank Felicity Pickup and David S. Crawford for information submitted.

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