January 31, 1920


JAMA. 1920;74(5):336-338. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620050044021

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Jan. 10, 1920.

Sir William Osler  The great gap in the profession made by the death of Osler is manifest in the pages of tribute in the journals by the leaders of the profession. The finest is by the man he affectionately called his "brother Regius of Cambridge"— a kindred spirit as suggested in the previous notice. Writing in Nature (a scientific journal) Sir Thomas Clifford Allbutt speaks of Osler bringing to Oxford, "as gifts from the new world, an openness and simplicity of mind and conversation, a frankness and generosity of temper, a freedom from the frost and weight of custom, and a pioneer's command of affairs, which made him as delightful a fellow worker as he was clear-sighted and effectual. Oxford took him to her heart as her own; there as one of her own he rested. And if Osler had not also to capture Great Britain, as

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