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Sir William Osler's life in medical education. A critical re-evaluation of his moral philosophies, his teaching practices and the construction of a legend

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posted on 15.01.2018, 03:27 by PATRICK JAMES FIDDES
Sir William Osler was an acclaimed innovative teacher who integrated the newly emerging sciences into a reinvigorated American medical curriculum. He became a legend, was portrayed as the “greatest physician of history,” and represented as a virtue ethicist and exemplary medical humanist. Such praise invited a systematic reappraisal of Osler’s life, his personal attributes and the originality of his contributions to medical education. This thesis presents an intellectual biographic analysis of Osler’s life in medical education and establishes a contemporary, critical appreciation of his attributes and his contributions to medicine that resets the determination of his place in history.

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Principal supervisor

Paul Komesaroff

Additional supervisor 1

David Dunt

Year of Award

2018

Department, School or Centre

Primary Health Care

Additional Institution or Organisation

School of Primary Health Care

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences

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