William Feindel 2015Dear Friends,
On Saturday, April 18th from 11 am to 1 pm the Osler Library of the History of Medicine will be holding a special celebration commemorating several of its builders and benefactors.

Dr. William Feindel, (1918-2014), Honorary Osler Librarian, will be honoured with the unveiling of a very significant acquisition by the library: a very rare collection of five life-sized anatomical illustrations painted on silk. These were produced in France in the 17th century and used by the French anatomist and medical professor Dr. Amé Bourdon to illustrate his lectures and his 1678 anatomical atlas. This addition to the library’s rich anatomical collection seems a fitting tribute to Dr. Feindel’s memory, who, like Osler himself, epitomised someone whose appreciation of the past nurtured his vision for the future.

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For more information, contact Chris Lyons at christopher.lyons@mcgill.ca or 514-707-2108.

April 8, 2015