SIR WILLIAM OSLER 1849-1919
The Archives OF Internal Medicine is deeply grateful to William Osler. His pen never contributed directly to our columns, yet the members of the first Editorial Board, Richard Cabot of Boston, George Dock of Ann Arbor, Mich., David Edsall of Philadelphia, Theodore Janeway of New York, Joseph Miller of Chicago and William Thayer of Baltimore, were guided by his teachings and literary skill in forming our editorial policies. The first volume, also, reflects his influence. Gifted physicians like Harlow Brooks, Louis Hamman and Francis Peabody, with many others who admired Osler's writings, were among the earliest contributors and helped to establish our most important aim: that the Archives be a monthly journal dealing with internal medicine in its broadest sense, and composed in such fashion that each article printed in it is instructive, well written and worth reading.
During the forty-one years that our periodical has