"Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of probability" ~ William Osler

McGovern Lectures

John P. McGovern Award Lectureship

Through the generosity of the John P. McGovern Foundation to the American Osler Society, a John P. McGovern Award Lectureship was established in 1986. The lectureship makes possible an annual presentation of a paper dedicated to the general areas of Sir William Osler’s interests in the interface between the humanities and the sciences – in particular, medicine, literature, philosophy, and history. The lectureship is awarded to a leader of wide reputation who is selected by a special committee of the Society and is especially significant in that it also stands as a commemoration of Doctor McGovern’s own long-standing interest in and contributions of Osleriana.

John P. McGovern


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