This collection contains papers of Dr. Earl F. Nation (1910-2008), a Southern California physician and biographer of physician
Sir William Osler (1849-1919), a
founder of Johns Hopkins Hospital. The collection chiefly consists of photocopies of correspondence between Sir and Lady William
Osler to Charles Nicoll Bancker
Dr. Earl F. Nation (1910-2008) was a prominent physician in the Southern California
community. After graduating from the Western Reserve Medical School in 1935, he
began a long and distinguished career as a prominent community physician and active
member of various national professional groups. He served as president of the
Western Section Association of Urological Association (AUA) in 1970. In 1978, he became
president of the national American Urological Association. Throughout his tenure, he
helped preserved urologic history. He also became a devoted biographer of the
influential early-twentieth century physician, Sir William Osler. Nation collected
Osler’s correspondence and published the collection under the title Student and Chief: the Osler-Camac Correspondence (1980).
Nation also annotated a bibliography of Osler’s works, An
Annotated Checklist of Osleriana (1976). He continued to attend and
participate in AUA meetings until his death at age 98.
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