FROM some travel notes, a few leaves are taken to recall a happy day spent with Sir William Osler at his home in Oxford. It was one of the later days in July, a time when all England is beautiful; the green hillsides, fields of hops and grain, picturesque ivy-covered houses and enclosed English gardens formed such an interesting landscape that the two hours' ride from London to Oxford passed rapidly.
My traveling companion, Col. Louis A. LaGarde, Medical Corps, United States Army, and I arrived at the luncheon hour. Lady Osler was at the station with her Franklin car. There were two other visitors, Col. and Mrs. Richard P. Strong; in civil life, Colonel Strong was Professor of Tropical Medicine at the Harvard Medical School.
We were soon at 13 Norham Gardens. Dr. Osler met us on the veranda with a greeting such as only he could give. He
A DAY WITH DR. OSLER IN OXFORD: WALTER L. BIERRING, M.D. DES MOINES, IOWA. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1949;84(1):143–148. doi:10.1001/archinte.1949.00230010153024
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