William Osler quizzing a student at Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1902 or 1903

Osler, in conversation with others, seated next to a patient in a bed, behind him are blackboards covered in close writing.

On the blackboard are tablulations of the year’s pneumonia and typhoid cases. Osler was the first professor of medicine appointed to the new Johns Hopkins University Medical School, where he was instrumental in introducing many innovative teaching methods.

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