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The charisma surrounding Sir William Osler and his writings is enough reason in this iconoclastic age to call for a critical reappraisal of his apparent omniscience in medical affairs. Let us take an example. He was intimately involved in the reform of medical education at many levels. What did he really say? Was he that much ahead of his time, or are we merely indulging in ancestor worship perpetuated by old men afraid and critical of the modern world? Is there any relevant "spin-off" to help us in our current reforms? The answer might be to solicit men well versed
Wm. Osler: The Continuing Education.. Ann Intern Med. ;73:351–352. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-2-351_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(2):351-352.
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