Osler, Sir William National Historic Person

Montréal, Quebec
Dr. William Osler, Montreal, QC, 1881 (© Notman & Sandham / Musée McCord Museum / II-62556.3)
Dr. William Osler, Montréal, QC, 1881
(© Notman & Sandham / Musée McCord Museum / II-62556.3)
Address : 3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montréal, Quebec

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 1950-05-31
Life Date: 1849 to 1919

Other Name(s):
  • Sir William Osler  (Designation Name)

Importance: This designation has been identified for review


Existing plaque:  3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler, Montréal, Quebec

Born in Bond Head, Upper Canada, William Osler studied medicine at McGill and in several European centres before beginning his distinguished clinical and teaching career at McGill (1874-1884). He was subsequently first Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University (1889) and Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford (1905). An inspiring teacher and prolific writer, he became a major influence on the practice and philosophy of medicine on both sides of the Atlantic. Osler's essays won a wide popular audience which made him one of the most famous medical figures of his day. *Note: This designation has been identified for review. A review can be triggered for one of the following reasons - outdated language or terminology, absence of a significant layer of history, factual errors, controversial beliefs and behaviour, or significant new knowledge.