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"Aequanimitas revisited." J S C Med Assoc 91(8): 355-358. Bryan, C.
These works, presented with artifacts from the Osler Library collection, bring together images and objects from the realm of science, art and everyday life, offering an eclectic, less rational, interconnected perspective of Montreal’s medical history.
Claude Bernard (FR) discovered that certain nerves govern dilatation of blood vessels and others their constriction, i.e., vasomotor system. In this way the body is able to control the distribution of heat within itself. He found by performing cardiac catheterism that blood within the right ventricle always proved to be warmer than that in the left. He also showed that it is the erythrocytes of the blood, which transport oxygen from lungs to tissues. He was the first to advance the idea that the body mechanisms act as though they are striving to maintain a constant inner environment despite the outer environment. To do so, the various organs had to be under a tight and integrated central control. He called this concept and Walter Bradford Cannon was later to name it . Bernard also did important work on the physiology of smooth muscle. In 1865, Bernard authored , one of the greatest medical books in history (, , ). “…we must therefore seek the true foundation of animal physics and chemistry in the physical-chemical properties of the inner environment. The life of an organism is simply the result of all its innermost workings. All of the vital mechanisms, however varied they may be, have always but one goal, to maintain the uniformity of the conditions of life in the internal environment. The living organism does not really exist in the (the atmosphere, if it breathes air; salt or fresh water, if that is its element), but in the liquid formed by the circulating organic liquid which surrounds and bathes all the tissue elements; this is the lymph or plasma, the liquid part of the blood, which in the higher animals is diffused through the tissues and forms the ensemble of the intracellular liquids and is the basis of all local nutrition and the common factor of all elementary exchanges.
"Memories of Sir William Osler." JAMA 210(12): 2219-2222. Davison, W.
Bibliotheca Osleriana: A Catalogue of Books Illustratingthe History of Medicine and Science Collected, Arranged, and Annotated bySir William Osler, Bt, and Bequeathed to McGill University.
"Aequanimitas revisited." Am J Surg 144(1): 3-7. Dumas, P.
"Hippocratic thought: its relationship to and betweenAndrew Taylor Still and Sir William Osler." J Am Osteopath Assoc 88(10):1243-1246.
Sir William Osler: An AnnotatedBibliography with Illustrations.
"The life and work of Sir William Osler (1849-1919) andthe establishment of the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University."Rev Med Chil 111(1): 83-92.
Sir William Osler,1849-1919. II. George Milbry Gould, 1848-1922. III.
"A dialogue with Sir William Osler on postgraduateeducation. Critique of a Northlands Regional Medical Program." MinnMed 55(3): 22-26.
"Sir William Osler." JAMA 210(12): 2223-2225. Hook, E.
H1. William Mulock Boultbee (1873-1912), Legal Practitioner. The son of Marian Mulock and Mr. William Boultbee CE (b. 1832), born on 30th May 1873 in India. He was known throughout his life as ‘ meaning little brother in the Hindu language. Following boarding school at Upper Canada College, Toronto he attended the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School. Articled to the firm of McCarthy, Osler, Hoskins & Creelman, he graduated in 1897. He had hoped to join the firm of his uncle William Mulock, but when this did not work out he started his own firm. Operating from 1898 at No. 75 Yonge Street, Toronto in 1900 a partnership was formed as Denton, Dunn & Boultbee in the Temple Building at the corner of Bay and Richmond Street, Toronto. On 16th August 1899 William married Margaret Amy Douglas in England. She was the niece of George Smith Holmestead, Registrar of the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice, his parents neighbour in Canada. They returned to Canada and set up home at No. 27 Crescent Rd., Toronto. The couple had five sons and one daughter.
"Sir William Osler." JAMA 242(26): 2846. LaFleur, H.
"Sir William Osler and the current trajectory of medicaleducation and health care at American academic centers." Md Med J 43(7):569-573.