Sir William Osler

William Osler (1849-1919) was a renowned physician and medical historian and is regarded as the most brilliant and influential teacher of medicine in his day. He was professor at McGill, the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins, and Oxford. His many medical observations include those on blood platelets and on the abnormally high red blood cell count in polycythemia. He wrote "The Principles and Practice of Medicine" (1892), one of the most prestigious medical textbooks in modern times,...See more