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Letter from Lawrence F. Flick to Mazyck P. Ravenel [Transcript] pdf (255,666 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Lawrence F. Flick to Mazyck P. Ravenel [Transcript]
Description:
Flick feels that it may be best for all involved to drop the subject of creating a new Congress on Tuberculosis until the old one has disbanded. He will have nothing to do with the old Congress or the men involved with it.
[Description courtesy of McGill University.]
About this transcript: Soon after Osler's death in 1919, Lady Osler asked their good friend Dr. Harvey Cushing to write a biography. For this project, Cushing gathered a wide variety of material, including a substantial amount of Osler correspondence and other memorabilia borrowed from Osler's family, friends, and colleagues. He employed three secretaries to transcribe these documents, and later donated the transcripts (along with his other working materials) to the Osler Library. Because many of the original documents were returned to the owners, the Cushing transcripts constitute the largest and most accessible collection of Osler's correspondence.
Harvey Cushing's "Life of Sir William Osler" was published by Oxford University Press in 1925, and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1926.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (255,666 Bytes)
Date:
1903-10-28 (October 28, 1903)
Creator:
Flick, Lawrence F.
Recipient:
[Ravenel, Mazyck P.]
Contributor:
Transcriber: [Cushing, Harvey]
Source:
Original Repository: Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University. Osler Library Archive Collections, P417: Harvey Cushing Fonds
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Congresses as Topic
Tuberculosis
Exhibit Category:
"Father of Modern Medicine": The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1889-1905
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GFBBGS
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Letters (correspondence)
Transcripts
Language:
English
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Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
To Dr. Ravenel from Dr. Flick
Philadelphia,
October 28, 1903
My dear Dr. Ravenel:
Your two letters of yesterday as also the programme of the American Public Health Association to hand. I regret that it is not possible for me to go to Washington. I have been exceedingly hard-pressed with work all week and in addition to my ordinary work have a distant consultation today and one for tomorrow. Both of these cases are acute and the appointments cannot be postponed.
Judging from what you have written me I am inclined to think that perhaps it would be better after all for us to drop the subject of the Congress on Tuberculosis at present and to say nothing about our desire to organize the workers in tuberculosis of this country. I am thoroughly convinced that if the men who have had to do with the Tuberculosis Congress of the past are allowed to have their way they will soon exhaust themselves and drop the whole subject. With the record which the Congress has made for itself there's no possibility of rehabilitating it. Even if new men went into the movement they would have to use some other name in order to escape the odium with which the old name has covered itself. We have ample time to wait and it will be much better for us not to be tangled up with the old movement or with the men who have had to do with it. Of course I shall be very glad to meet Dr. Lewis and any of the men concerned, but under no circumstances can I be associated with the movement which has to do with the old Congress on Tuberculosis.
Everything is going well at the Phipps. I have been going there once a day and have tried to keep up with the work, but there is some correspondence accumulating which I shall have to leave for you.
Yours truly,
Lawrence F. Flick
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