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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 …

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Meet me at the terrace.

Circular logo for smoke-free terrace

Used by thousands of people daily, the McLennan-Redpath Terrace is a meeting place and major pathway to the heart of campus. Everyone should be able to enjoy the extraordinary sights and sounds of campus life. That’s why as of Thursday, May 1, 2014, the …

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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 …

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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, …

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PGSS Family Collection: creating a welcoming library space for student parents and their children

We may not celebrate Family Day in Quebec but the McGill Library is taking a baby step in helping student parents keep their children happily busy in the Library. Through the PGSS Library Improvement Fund, the Post-Graduate Students’ Society of McGill …

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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 …

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Collecting hazardous waste at the Library

    By: Margaret Blandford Did you know McGill University recycles e-waste? What is e-waste? E-waste includes non-functional computers, cell phones, and small electronics, as well as things like CDs, VHS tapes, DVDs, floppy disks, and light bulbs*. If it has …

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New PCs at the Humanities & Social Sciences and Schulich libraries

Login times just got a lot faster for library users working at computer stations at the Humanities & Social Sciences Library and Schulich Library of Science & Engineering. Thanks to the CIO and the return of the PC Renewal Program, the Library …

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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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Mossman Lecture: A History

Every year the Library organizes a series of lectures on a broad range of topics. The Mossman Lecture is named after Dr. Donald Mossman, a research chemist and McGill alumnus, who was actively involved in collection development.  The Mossman Collection …

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