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Five fantastic exhibits currently on display throughout the McGill Library

This December, come experience some of the exquisite exhibits currently on display at the McGill Library. See stunning and historic items from McGill’s unieque collections, from 16th century volumes on the history of Jewish law to the dresses that highlight the role of germ theory

Sanitizing Style Exhibit at Osler Library

The Osler Library of the History of Medicine is currently hosting an exhibit on the impact germs had on fashion in the late 1800’s. “By the 1920’s germ theory had pervaded every aspect of daily life in the Western world. Discovered in

An invitation: WWI Vernissage & special talk with Dr. Desmond Morton

Can’t attend on the 25th? Catch both exhibits during opening hours in the McLennan Library Building from February 26 – June 15, 2015. Exhibit information for We will remember them: The No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill) in the First World

Library & Archives events & exhibits commemorating the centenary of the First World War

Over the course of the 2014-15 academic year, McGill University Library & Archives has scheduled several special events and exhibits to commemorate  the centenary of the First World War. Special event McGill’s illuminated Book of Remembrance digitized and on display

Osler Library of the History of Medicine acquires two extremely rare incunabula books by Champier

Detail from full page woodcut illustration from the 1498 Dyalogus of Wisdom lecturing fools and the ignorant.

By: Christopher Lyons, Head of the Osler Library Thanks to an anonymous gift, the Osler Library has acquired two extremely rare incunabula books published in 1498 and c. 1500 for our collection.  These were written by Dr. Symphorien Champier (c.1471-1539), a

Osler temporarily closed for renovations from April – October 2014

Stained glass window, Osler Library of the History of Medicine

  A major renovation of the McIntyre Medical Building’s HVAC infrastructure is underway. This project, funded through the Knowledge Infrastructure Program, involves extensive roof work directly above the Osler Library as well as a replacement of the heating, ventilation and

World War I remembered

No. 3 Hospital

Over the course of World War I, 3,059 McGill men enlisted in the active forces. Of those, 363 lost their lives and 791 decorations were awarded, including two Victoria Crosses. Women, not eligible for the active forces, also contributed in

A library like no other

Osler Library of the History of Medicine

Sir William Osler was a true medical pioneer. Over the course of his distinguished career as a physician, professor, author, and bibliophile at McGill, the University of Pennsylvania, and Johns Hopkins, and as Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford University,

Successful inaugural year for Osler essay contest

By Sabrina Hanna Medical students at McGill today play a key part in the future of health care not only in Quebec, but across the globe. In the legacy and spirit of clinician, humanitarian and teacher William Osler, the Board

Exhibit: The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Yellow Wallpaper. A Biography of Neurasthenia in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries

The Osler Library of the History of Medicine is pleased to announce the opening of its newest exhibition, The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Yellow Wallpaper.  A Biography of Neurasthenia in the late 19th and early 20th

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