The Likely Obscurity of Famous Psychologists

“The most famous psychologists today will be forgotten in less than a century”, says this study: “Varieties of Fame in Psychology,” Henry L. Roediger III, Perspectives on Psychological Science, vol. 11, no. 6, November 2016, pp. 882-887. The author, at Washington University, St. Louis, explains: “Fame in psychology, as in all arenas, is a local […]

“The Osler Industry: Insightful History or Insipid Hagiography?”

Osler, Osler, Osler. What about Osler, all these years after he departed the scene? “The Osler Industry: Insightful History or Insipid Hagiography?” C.S. Bryan and R.L. Golden, Journal of Medical Biography, 2007;15 Suppl 1:2-5. The authors explain: “The life and legacy of Sir William Osler (1849-1919) have been celebrated by nearly 1900 articles, 10 special […]

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