Sir William Osler

Sir William Osler

[ohs-ler, ohz-]
Osler, Sir William, 1849-1919, Canadian physician, M.D. McGill Univ., 1872. Renowned as a physician and as a medical historian, he was also the most brilliant and influential teacher of medicine in his day. He was professor at McGill (1875-84), the Univ. of Pennsylvania (1884-89), Johns Hopkins (1889-1904), and Oxford (from 1905). In 1911 he was knighted. His many medical observations include those on blood platelets and on the abnormally high red blood cell count in polycythemia. He wrote The Principles and Practice of Medicine (1892), one of the most prestigious medical textbooks in modern times, often revised, and A Concise History of Medicine (1919).

See Aphorisms from His Bedside Teachings and Writings (W. B. Bean, ed. 1950); biographies by H. Cushing (1925) and E. G. Reid (1931); bibliography by R. L. Golden and C. G. Roland (1988).

Sir William Osler Elementary is a public elementary school in Vancouver, British Columbia part of School District 39 Vancouver.


Sir William Osler Elementary is named after Sir William Osler, a Canadian-born physician. He is known as the Father of Modern Medicine. He was born in 1849 and died at the age of 70.


There is a MACC (Multi Age Cluster Class) program for grades 5-7. The MACC class will be moving to David Livingstone Elementary School in the year of 2009 due to shortage of classroom space. Osler also has Mandarin and Chess classes, both with beginner and intermediate levels.


Sir William Osler Elementary has a running club called the kilometer club in the morning, before classes start at 8:30 AM.

The school also runs a competitive basketball team during the middle of the school year. The Osler basketball team consists of two separate teams: Osler A and Osler B. The basketball season starts during January and ends before spring break. During this period, the Osler basketball team competes with other schools in the district. Osler also has other sports teams, such as soccer, volleyball, and badminton.

Osler also has a music program including a choir and a band, both of which annually perform at various locations within Vancouver.


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