Sir William Osler at the American Women’s War Hospital, Paignton, England, 1915

Osler reading in an easy chair.

Osler served as a consultant to the hospital during the First World War. According to Edgar Lorrington Gilcreest, who was an American Red Cross surgeon at the hospital, this photo was taken surreptitiously by a nurse, who was waiting for an opportunity to photograph Osler by himself.

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