Friday, February 16, 2007

New Osleriana uncovered

This morning, I uncovered in our collections a previously uncataloged pamphlet by Sir William Osler:

Thomas Dover (of Dover's Powder) : physician and buccaneer
Published: Baltimore: The Friedenwald Company, 1896.

The pamphlet had been filed under Thomas Dover in the Vertical Files. While Thomas Dover certainly was a physician of historical renown (Dover's powder having been a popular 18th century remedy), more scholars will undoubtedly be interested in the pamphlet because of its author.

The pamphlet will presently be cataloged for the History of Medicine Collection. This will be the first copy recorded in the consortium of Oregon-Washington libraries, the Cascade Alliance, to which OHSU belongs. Only 13 American libraries list copies in WorldCat, an international bibliographic utility.

This is a wonderful addition to our current collection of works by Osler!

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