Promenade Sir-William-Osler

Promenade Sir-William-Osler overlooks McGill University’s Campus and is sandwiched between Mont Royal Park and Rue Sherbrooke. It’s only fitting that the street be named after William Osler as it leads to the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building and the Oster Library where his ashes and those of his wife rest amongst his donated books. The street wasn’t always called Promenade Sir-William-Osler — it was formerly known as the upper section of rue Drummond.

Hopefully dP and Ian know a little bit about Sir Osler — or at the very least know of some elements of his legacy: Osler’s sign, Osler’s nodes, Rendu-Osler-Weber disease and Osler-Vaquez disease. Professionally he was a graduate and Professor of the Institute of Medicine at McGill, a physician and pathologist at the Montreal General Hospital, a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, a Professor of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief at Johns Hopkins Medical School and Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford. He’s also been called called one of the greatest doctors to ever come out of Canada.

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