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January 2, 2002

Osler's Financial and Linguistic Resources—Reply

Author Affiliations

Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorJody W.ZylkeMD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 2002;287(1):45-46. doi:10.1001/jama.287.1.40

In Reply: By 1901, Osler's annual income exceeded $40 000.1 There was no personal income tax at that time. In current dollars, this represents over $800 000 (adjusted to 2001 dollars using the consumer price index). Of the approximately $40 000 that Osler earned in 1901, $7100 came from royalties on his textbook, first published 9 years earlier. It ultimately sold over 500 000 copies.