For the 2014 round of the Osler Society and Osler Library Board of Curators Essay Contest, eighteen students submitted proposals and were matched with mentors drawn from the library’s Board of Curators and various departments at McGill. Out of the final essays submitted, three finalists were selected to present their research on Osler Day in November, 2014.
This year saw a tie for first place:
Julian Z. Xue, for the essay, "On Sir William Osler's Relationship with Death." Mentored by Prof. Faith Wallis of the Department of Social Studies of Medicine and the History Department, member of the library's Board of curators.
Gabriel Devlin, for the essay, "The Atlantic Divide: Paternalism and Patient Autonomy in the United States and Mediterranean Europe." Mentored by Prof. Abraham Fuks, former dean of the Faculty of Medicine (now the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences), member of the library's Board of curators.
Second place was awarded to:
David Benrimoh, for the essay, "The Zeroth Law of Medicine." Mentored by Prof. Nicholas King of the Department of Social Studies of Medicine, Biomedical Ethics Unit.
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the students, mentors, judges, and sponsors who supported the contest.
Information about the current essay contest can be found here.