The Center for a Healthy Maryland was delighted to welcome Dean Paul Rothman, MD, Chief of the Medical Faculty at Johns Hopkins Medical System as the 2019 speaker for the Thomas E. Hunt, Jr., MD History of Maryland Medicine Lecture.
In this centennial anniversary of Sir William’s death, Dean Rothman’s lecture will discuss how Osler’s influence has spanned the century, with original ideas from the late 1800’s coming full circle and being used in the practice of medicine today.
As Dean and CEO, Dr. Rothman oversees both the School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Health, which encompasses six hospitals, a self-funded health plan and hundreds of community physicians.
Dr. Rothman compared medicine now to the time that Dr. Osler was operating at Hopkins. When Osler wrote the first edition of "The Practice of Medicine", he was still an avid supporter of blood-letting! Now we are working with nano-technologies and artificial intelligence. One can only wonder what Sir William Osler would have thought about all of that!