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Osler's filaria

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Osler described a previously unknown parasitic nematode among the pups at the kennels of the Montreal Hunt Club. This organism, Strongylus canis bronchialis, was renamed Filaria osleri by Thomas Spencer Cobbold in 1879, and in 1921, Oslerus osleri by Maurice Hall.

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