The Osler Library Prints Collection brings together a rich variety of visual documents related to the history of medicine, spanning several centuries, countries, and artistic media. Ranging from the seventeenth to the twentieth century, the collection consists predominantly of prints, though it also includes some photographs, drawings, posters, and cartoons. Medical professionals throughout history are represented largely through portraiture, as well as through caricatures and scenes.

The images in this collection, acquired from various donors at different times, are fascinating for both their historical significance and their artistic merit. Straddling the disciplines of art and science, the collection is a valuable resource on the history of medicine and the history of portraiture.

To read more about the collection, visit the Osler Library Prints Collection’s website

If you would like to ask a question or comment on any of the images, or if you want to order copies, please contact the Osler Library of the History of Medicine, citing the image number/s.

Osler Library of the History of Medicine

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, 3rd floor

McGill University

3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

H3G 1Y6

Telephone: (514) 398-4475 ext.09873

February 10, 2012