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Our latest publications

Images of the Neuro by Dr. William Feindel. A collection of essays showcasing the unique history of the Montreal Neurological Institute affectionately called The Neuro. Dr. William Feindel, Emeritus Director of the MNI and Honorary Osler Librarian, has been at The Neuro for sixty of those years and the essays that he has compiled are his "eye witness" accounts of the people and early history of The Neuro, accompanied by a fine archive of photos taken throughout the years.

Price: $35.00 Price for Friends: $30.00

The Lessons of Greek Medicine: William Osler's Cardinal Ethic by Dr. Richard L. Golden, his 6th publication in the Osler Library Studies in the History of Medicine. No. 13 in the Osler Library Studies in the History of Medicine. Dr. Golden's work is a continuation of his efforts to make previously unpublished works by Sir William Osler available. It offers an overview of Hellenistic medicine and provides us with a deeper understanding of Osler's historiography.

Price: $25.00 Price for Friends: $20.00

Sir William Osler: the Man and His Books edited by Dr. William Feindel, Mrs. Elizabeth Maloney and Mrs. Pamela Miller. This new addition to our collection originates from a symposium in 1999 under the auspices of the James McGill Society and the Osler Society of McGill University celebrating the 150th anniversary of Osler's birth. The topics presented by the speakers produced this fine collection of essays which honours Osler's gift to scholarship in the history of medicine.

Price: $25.00 Price for Friends: $20.00

Osler Library Studies in the History of Medicine

For scholars and admirers of Sir William Osler, the Osler Library of McGill University is pleased to present a publication series, Osler Library Studies in the History of Medicine. The focus of the series is to publish works centred on the Osler Library and its collections, on its founder Sir William Osler, and on the history of the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University. The volumes of the series are:

1. McGill Medical Luminaries by Dr. Edward H. Bensley. A collection of biographical essays on over forty major figures in the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University.

Price: $20 Price for Friends: $15

2. Oslerian Verse edited and annotated by Dr. Richard L. Golden. OUT OF PRINT. An anthology of poetry, by and about Sir William Osler and his circle. This is Dr. Golden's first contribution to the Osler Library Studies in the History of Medicine series.

3. The Works of Egerton Yorrick Davis, MD: Sir William Osler's Alter Ego edited, annotated and introduced by Dr. Richard L. Golden. A collection of writings by the fictitious surgical character, E.Y. Davis, invented and named by Sir William Osler. This is Dr. Golden's second contribution to the Osler Library Studies in the History of Medicine series.

Price: $25 Price for Friends: $20

4. An Annotated Checklist of Osleriana: Volume One, by Dr. Earl F. Nation, Dr. Charles G. Roland and Dr. John P. McGovern. A reprint of the first Annotated Checklist of Osleriana published in 1976.

Price: $25 Price for Friends: $20

5. An Annotated Checklist of Osleriana: Volume Two, by Dr. Earl F. Nation, Dr. Charles G. Roland and Dr. John P. McGovern. A new companion to the first volume of Osleriana updating the records to 1999 to coincide with the Sesquicentennial of William Osler's birth, in 1849.

Price: $25 Price for Friends: $20

6. Willie: A Dream, A Dramatic Monologue Portraying Sir William Osler (With Commentary and References), by Joseph W. Lella. Also available in video format, this is the text (with scholarly annotations) to Joseph Lella's dramatic monologue which he portrays salient aspects of Osler's character and personality in the form of a dream sequence.

Price: $25 Price for Friends: $20

7. Dearest G ... Yours, WO: William Osler's Letters from Egypt to Grace Revere Osler, edited by Dr. Lawrence D. Longo and former Osler Librarian, Philip M. Teigen, with a foreword by Dr. Charles G. Roland and a postscript by Caroline-Isabelle Caron. Sir William Osler went to Egypt in 1911 and this book reproduces the letters he wrote to his wife, Grace Revere Osler. It's full of wonderful photographs and historical information that reveals Osler's life during that time.

Price: $25 Price for Friends: $20

8. A History of William Osler's The Principles and Practice of Medicine, by Dr. Richard L. Golden. The Principles and Practice of Medicine is known as one of the great textbooks of modern medicine and in his book Dr. Golden recounts the history of Osler's famous textbook, detailing its many editions and numerous translations into other languages. This is Dr. Golden's third contribution to the Osler Library Studies in the History of Medicine.

Price: $25 Price for Friends: $20

9. The Life and Work of J.L.W. Thudichum, 1829-1901, by Dr. Theodore L. Sourkes. This book reveals the many contributions of Johann Ludwig Wilhelm Thudichum, a pioneer in biomedical research and often described as the “chemist of the brain”. This volume originated from an exhibit that was prepared by Dr. Sourkes to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Thudichum's death and it was displayed at the Osler Library from November 2001 to January 2003.

Price: $25 Price for Friends: $20

10. William Osler's The Transatlantic Voice: A Philological Study by Dr. Richard L. Golden, Dr. Charles S. Bryan and Dr. John T. Golden. Osler's unpublished manuscript on philological linguistics brought to light with true Oslerian and scholarly annotations. This is Dr. Golden's fourth contribution to the Osler Library Studies in the History of Medicine series.

Price: $25 Price for Friends: $20

11. "Noted Surgeon, Fine Citizen": The Life of Archibald E. Malloch, MD, 1844-1919, by the renowned Canadian Medical Historian, the late Dr. Charles Roland, Jason Hannah Professor Emeritus, McMaster University.This biography of the man who introduced Joseph Lister's concept of antiseptic surgery to Canada, paints a lively picture of the world of 19th century medicine, particularly in Canada and describes the close relationship between the Malloch and Osler families.

Price: $25 Price for Friends: $20

12. William Osler's The Beginnings of Modern Medicine: A Historiographic Study, by Dr. Richard L. Golden. “The Beginnings of Modern Medicine” was first delivered in August 1909 at the Oxford University Summer School. This address formed the basis of the Silliman Lectures delivered at Yale University in 1913 and the posthumous publication in 1921 of The Evolution of Modern Medicine. Dr. Golden's annotations breathe new life into a work dear to Osler's heart. This is Dr. Golden's fifth contribution to the Osler Library Studies in the History of Medicine series.

Price: $25 Price for Friends: $20

Other publications

Sir William Osler: The Man and His Books edited by Dr. William Feindel, Mrs. Elizabeth Maloney and Mrs. Pamela Miller. This new addition to our collection originates from a symposium in 1999 under the auspices of the James McGill Society and the Osler Society of McGill University celebrating the 150th anniversary of Osler's birth. The topics presented by the speakers produced this fine collection of essays which honours Osler's gift to scholarship in the history of medicine.

Price: $25.00 Price for Friends: $20.00

A History of Neuro-Oncology by Dr. Rolando F. Del Maestro. This addition to our collection originated from an exhibit prepared by Dr. Del Maestro in collaboration with the Osler Library to coincide with the Canadian Congress of Neurosciences held in Montreal from June 13-17, 2006. An attractively designed and colour illustrated catalogue that traces the history of neuro-oncology from Hippocrates to the present.

Price: $20

75 Books From the Osler Library edited by History of Medicine Professor and former Osler Librarian Faith Wallis, and Mrs. Pamela Miller, former History of Medicine Librarian. This beautifully designed, fully illustrated 182 page book showcases 75 books from our collection with texts by invited scholars and was published in 2004 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Osler Library.

Price: $40

Portraits of Ophthalmology at McGill University, 1876-1990 by Dr. Sean B. Murphy. In this book, Dr. Murphy, a Professor of Ophthalmology at McGill for 30 years and currently Emeritus Professor, describes the people who were responsible for founding the department and developing it into the centre for training, research and treatment which it has become.

Price: $20.00 Price for Friends: $20.00

Mementos

The Osler Library is pleased to present some mementos and other objects that celebrate Sir William Osler and the Osler Library. These make good birthday, graduation, anniversary or retirement gifts for any physician or student of medical history.

Notecards – A package of 5 notecards with envelopes of the original sketch of a portrait of Sir William Osler by S. Seymour Thomas (1868-1956), Paris, December 1908.

Price for pkg. of 5 notecards: $10.00 Price for single notecard: $2.50

Poster – It was designed by the Instructional Communications Centre of McGill University and used as the McGill Directory cover page for 1999. The Osler Library adopted the cover and made it into a poster for the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sir William Osler.

Price: $10.00

Video – Willie: A Dream, A Dramatic Monologue Portraying Sir William Osler by Joseph W. Lella. This 50 minute videotape was filmed in colour at the Osler Library and contains beautiful views of the library, its collection, photographs from Osler's life and times and other memorabilia. The monologue is also available in book form under the series Osler Library Studies in the History of Medicine, No. 6.

Price: $50

Duplicate Books for Sale

The following is a list of used and duplicate books on sale at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine. The lists are arranged in three different ways to aid readers: by author, title or latest acquisition.

If interested in any of these items, please contact the Osler Library for information about condition and prices:
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Osler Library of the History of Medicine
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