Osler's Alter Ego

      The Editorial Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Charles G. Roland as Department Editor of our new section, “Medical History.” Dr. Roland was born and raised in Canada and received his M.D. from the University of Manitoba in 1958. He was a Senior Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association from 1964 to March, 1969, when he was named Head, Section of Publications at the Mayo Clinic. He is a member of the editorial boards of Diseases of the Chest, Postgraduate Medical Journal and the American Medical Writers Association Bulletin. He is a co-author of the book, Scientific Writing, and has published widely in the realm of medical history. On August 18, 1969, Dr. Roland became Chairman of a newly created Department of the Medical Library and of Publications, Mayo Foundation Library. The new department will include the Mayo Medical Library and the Section of Publications. Dr. Roland is this year's President of the American Medical Writers Association.
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      • Osier and His Friend Davis
        Diseases of the ChestVol. 56Issue 6
        • In Brief
          When Sir William Osier died on December 29, 1919, he left an enormous group of mourners and an unparalleled heritage of clinical wisdom, of humanism, and of scholarship. Osier wielded a tremendous influence on his contemporaries and on several generations of students. But he had an irreverent side also. He sometimes used a pseudonym to hide his authorship of Rabelaisian “studies,” and he was much addicted to practical jokes and hoaxes. It is this aspect of his personality that we particularly recognize on this 50th anniversary of his death, through the article on page 531.
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