Beautiful, genuine leather oversized volume. William Osler continues to exert a magical influence even 100 years after his death. A number of Osler societies and clubs that have existed since the 1920s continue to flourish, and new groups arise, such as the American Osler Society in 1970 and the Japanese Osler Society in 1983. Hospitals and hospital wards commemorate his name and Osler professorships adorn several universities. Moreover, many of Osler’s writings continue to be read and to be influential. Besides his research activities and his dedicated scientific work, Osler’s greatest contribution to the medical world has been the system of residency which he developed at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, thus introducing a new and deeply humanistic approach to the strictly scientific realm of traditional medicine.