“[E]xciting . . . [A] wonderful reference work for skilled and unskilled Oslerians.” — Pamela Miller , Osler Library Newsletter
“[I]mpressive; it is like reading Osler in color instead of in black and white, or catching a glimpse of the 90 percent of the iceberg that remains submerged. Oslerians know that Osler had mastered the humanist as well as the medical traditions, but reading his essays in this edition displays to a new generation of physicians and those who care about medicine the depth of that mastery and perhaps entices them to read further in Osler and his sources.” — T. P. Gariepy, Choice
“The annotations in this book help to open the door to the intellectual world Osler inhabited—to enter it fully is another, more challenging, step.” — Lara Hazelton , Journal of the Canadian Medical Association
"[A] most welcome addition. . . . [U]nique. . . . [Hinohara and Niki] have shown that these addresses are indeed as contemporary today as they were about a century ago." — Ronald C. Hamdy , Southern Medical Journal
"A brief preface accompanies each of the well-chosen addresses, but what sets this book apart is the incredible footnotes—all 1,565 of them. . . . I marvel at these authors’ persistence and ultimate accomplishment. . . . The subtlety and sensitivity of the footnotes lend insight into Osler’s mindset and how he utilized the range and depth of his reading. . . . [A]nyone concerned with the history of medicine since 1900 cannot afford to ignore Osler. Hinohara and Niki make his essays accessible and fun. . . . For all who maintain that the humanities inform humanism and that humanism is still essential to medicine, this volume is a must-have."
— Charles S. Bryan , Bulletin of the History of Medicine
"Oslerians will rejoice at having a rich trove for future symposia. . . . [M]edical historians owe Dr. Hinohara and Professor Niki gratitude for their definitive contribution to Osleriana." — Gerald Tremblay, JAMA
"What Hinohara and Niki have done that is unique in the Osler canon is provide a thorough editing of all Osler’s references in these selected addresses and essays, which amounts to well over 800 annotations. . . . The range of the essays here is striking. . . . Overall, this volume serves as the reference point it is meant to be: to answer the questions about Osler’s meaning in the context of his writing and for audiences he meant to serve. Other collections of his essays are important, but, for those who wish to appreciate the fullness of Osler’s thoughts and save themselves the hard research, this volume is indispensable, too."
— James Shedlock , Journal of the Medical Library Association
“This book enables our society and those to come to benefit from the wisdom of one of the greatest physicians of all time, Sir William Osler. For over a century Osler has been recognized as a force for the humanities and ethics in medicine and for patient-centered medicine, areas severely challenged today by the so-called managed care movement, health insurance, and governmental influences. It is a message not only for the medical profession but for all who would seek compassionate physicians who had been influenced and stimulated by Osler’s timeless wisdom and humanity. I will cherish this book in my library and heart.” — Billy F. Andrews, M.D., Professor and Chairman Emeritus, University of Louisville; Chief-of-Staff Emeritus, Kosair Children’s Hospital, University of Louisville
“This is an outstanding work of painstaking scholarship, which makes this truly great human’s best thinking readily accessible to modern students, professionals, scholars, and readers interested in medicine and the health professions generally. The volume presents a cornucopia of both personal and professional wisdom in addition to demonstrating Osler’s extraordinary erudition.” — Roger J. Bulger, M.D., President, Association of Academic Health Centers