Famous Canadian: Sir William Osler's Brilliant Career in Medicine.

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"In science the credit goes to the man who convinced the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs." Sir William Osler might not realize at the time when he first spoke those words, but he became the man who created original ideas and the man who had the ability to convince the world of their insurmountable importance in the field of medicine. With his passionate dedication for medical research and his endless strive for analyzing and developing better clinical treatment methods, the world would also eventually be convinced of Sir Olser's greatness. No one is as deserving or as worthy as he is in being accredited by millions today as the most influential physician in history.

William Osler was born in Head Bond, west Canada or now known as Ontario on July 12,1849. William was the eighth child of Reverend Featherstone Lake Osler and Ellen Free Pickton Osler.

William's oldest brother Featherstone Jr. was born in 1938, followed by Britton Bath, Ellen May, Edward, the twins Charlotte and Frank, himself and finally Emma Henrietta. Tragically in 1853, Emma Henrietta, the ninth and last child of the Oslers died at the age of 2. In 1957, the Olsers decided to move to a more populous Dundas and leave behind the parsonage that they called home for over 20 years. In 1966, William began his career as a student at Trinity College School at Weston. In the same year he received the chancellor's prize for head student in the midsummer examination. In 1868, William dropped out of Trinity College School and enrolled in the University of Trinity College in Toronto. At the university, William was strongly influenced by James Bovell, a teacher who taught at Trinity College and the Toronto school of Medicine. Bovell frequently invited Osler to...