An Astute Observer

Priscilla Ly, BS Keywords:William Osler, smallpox, tuberculosis verrucosa cutis, hereditary telangiectasia, Osler nodes, Osler-Weber-Rendu William Osler was the best known physician of his time with an insatiable interest in all fields of medicine. He was not only a pathologist and an internist, but he was also a multispecialist who contributed greatly to the field of dermatology. As an astute observer, William Osler naturally reported many of his cutaneous observations. He was meticulous in his attention to detail and authored nearly 100 publications describing cutaneous conditions. He brought clinical teaching to the bedside of patients and taught his students the power of observation. If the light were not good, he was … Continue reading

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