Osler and the Jewish people

David B. Hogan, A. Mark Clarfield

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Abstract

In his writings and actions, Sir William Osler betrayed no evidence of anti-Semitism. in his era, this trait was unusual. Two of his articles, 'Letter from Berlin' and 'Israel and medicine,' dealt directly with his thoughts on the Jewish people. In both he spoke out against anti-Semitism. Osler had friendships with Jewish colleagues - an example is the great regard in which he held US pediatrician Dr. Abraham Jacobi. Osler was not a saint, and he had his 'rough side,' but in his relationships with Jewish colleagues his example remains relevant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1559-1562
Number of pages4
JournalCMAJ
Volume156
Issue number11
StatePublished - 30 Jun 1997
Externally publishedYes

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