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Book Review

William Osler: A Life in Medicine

Michael S. Craig, MD

Published: June 1, 2001

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As is the case with many famous persons, Dr. William Osler was a man at the right placeat the right time. He came to medicine in an era when the epicenter of medicine was shiftingfrom Europe (a place where medicine was practiced more as a tradition) to North America(a place where medicine was becoming practiced more as a science). This unique crossroadsin medical culture gave rise to one of the most respected, well-known clinicians in the historyof the medical profession.

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