Welcome to the Osler Society of New York

“A Crossroads of Medicine, the Arts, History, Humanism and Ethics.”


 "A valuable resource for health professionals to explore, foster, and unite the arts, history, humanism and ethics with the practice of medicine". 

There will be a launch celebration of the Osler Society on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 pm. at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine Building.

The kick-off festivities will feature an inspiring spectrum of author and poet readings as well as an art exhibit.  Also unveiled will be the latest edition of the Narrateur: Reflections on Caring, a special collection of creative writings, photography, and art, from physicians, nurses, residents, medical students, and others from  throughout the Health System.

Membership in the Osler Society is free of charge and open to all interested individuals.

For more information about this event or the Osler Society, please contact Lisa Martin, Coordinator, Humanities in Medicine Program, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it







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Great Neck NY 11021 
Tel: 516-487-1614


"To each one of you the practice of medicine will be very much as you make it – to one a worry, a care, a perpetual annoyance; to another, a daily joy and a life of as much happiness and usefulness as can well fall to the lot of man."
– Sir William Osler

"To prevent disease, to relieve suffering and to heal the sick-this is our work."
- Sir William Osler

"He who practices medicine without a cause…is as one who navigates without a rudder and oars."
– Dr. John Hall [1575-1635]
Son-in-Law of William Shakespeare

"In no relationship is the physician more often derelict than in his duty to himself"
- Sir William Osler

"When that time [death] shall come, I shall relinquish many attractions of life, and among them a pleasure which has to me no equal in human pursuits; I mean that which I derive from studying, teaching and practicing medicine."
- Benjamin Rush [1745?-1813]
Physician, Patriot, Signer of the Declaration of Independence