Osler and ophthalmology

  title={Osler and ophthalmology},
  author={Charles H. Barnes},
  journal={Documenta Ophthalmologica},
Sir William Osler (1849-1919) has been called the father of American medicine (Fig. 1). This Canadian from Dundas, Ontario is remembered as a great clinician, scientist and teacher*. His name survives as a burden for medical students and forgetful clinicians who must distinguish between the Osler-Weber-Rendu disease, the Osler-Vasquez disease, the Osler phenomenon, the Osler sign, Osler's triad, and of course Osler's nodes. Nevertheless, his most enduring contributions probably lie in the… CONTINUE READING