The Osler Club of London was founded in the late 1920s by six young doctors led by Alfred White Franklin and Walter Bett. They had trained at Oxbridge and London and wanted to pursue the clinical, historical, moral and ethical principles that contributed to the performance of a “good doctor”. They chose Sir William Osler (July 12th1849 – December 29th 1919) as the embodiment of their intentions and the Club was named after him with the permission of Lady Osler.