On certain problems in the physiology of the blood corpuscles. I. The blood-plaque or third corpuscle; II. Degeneration and regeneration of the corpuscles; III. The relation of the corpuscles to coagulation and thrombosis. The Cartwright Lectures, delivered before the Association of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, March 23, 27, 30. The Medical News, 48, 365-370, 393-399, 421-424, 1886.
"These important lectures, based on original research, begun in 1882 on the blood - plates of Bizzozero (haematoblasts of Hayem), established Osler's reputation as an original investigator. The aggregation of blood platelets which takes place as soon as the blood is withdrawn from the body is known as 'Osler's phenomenon' " (Golden & Roland 22).