Tag Archives: William Osler

Walt Whitman: a difficult patient

Jack Coulehan Stony Brook, NY  (Fall 2017)   On June 15, 1888, the following notice appeared in  the New York Times under the headline AGED POET SUFFERS RELAPSE: “Prof. William Osler, of the University of Pennsylvania, was summoned by telegraph this afternoon to go to Walt Whitman’s bedside. The aged poet had a relapse, and […]

On Longcope Rounds

 Kevin R. Fontaine Birmingham, Alabama USA (Summer 2016) The Four Doctors, 1905 John Singer Sargent Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Dr. Hunter Champion keys the code in and enters the Longcope Office holding two plastic bags and a cardboard box with Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.  Senior resident Parker Ruhl, interns Ben McEnroy and Susan Quan, and […]