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  • by Dean H. Percy and Zbignew W. Wojcinski

    Surgical practices of a century ago were a far cry from the surgical standards seen today in operating rooms in human and veterinary hospitals, and in animal research facilities. Until the successful demonstration of the use of ether as a general anesthetic by Morton in Boston in 1846...

  • by Dean H. Percy and Zbignew W. Wojcinski

    William Osler was born on July 12, 1849, at Bond Head, Ontario ­ one of nine children to parents of Celtic origin. His father, a minister, had moved the family to Dundas, Ontario, when William was eight years old to provide better educational opportunities for his children.

    As...

  • William Osler was born on July 12, 1849, at Bond Head, Ontario ­ one of nine children to parents of Celtic origin. His father, a minister, had moved the family to Dundas, Ontario, when William was eight years old to provide better educational opportunities for his children.

    As a child, William was mischievous and a practical joker ­ traits that stayed with him through his career but...

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