Osler usque ad mare: the SS William Osler

Bryan, Chalres S.; Fransiszyn, Marilyn; Bryan, C S; Fransiszyn, M
October 1999
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/05/99, Vol. 161 Issue 7, p849
Academic Journal
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William Osler's connections with the sea included a strong family history of seafaring, his own transatlantic crossings (of which there were at least 32) and the occasional use of nautical imagery in his inspirational writings. An unusual Oslerian connection with the sea emerged after his death in the form of a World War II Liberty ship. Through the SS William Osler and its sister ships, Osler was symbolically reunited with colleagues associated with the early days of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The William Osler circumnavigated the globe in 1943 without engaging the enemy. She was then converted into an army hospital ship and renamed the USHS Wisteria.


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