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Letter from E. L. Trudeau to Lawrence F. Flick [Transcript] pdf (186,295 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from E. L. Trudeau to Lawrence F. Flick [Transcript]
Description:
Trudeau feels that Clark Bell's last attempt to organize a Congress on Tuberculosis was a dismal failure. However, he understands that planning an event such as that is very difficult, as medical politics often get in the way. He is happy to stay out of the politics and continue on with his own work.
[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.
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1 (186,295 Bytes)
Date:
1903-11-17 (November 17, 1903)
Creator:
Trudeau, E. L.
Recipient:
[Flick, Lawrence F.]
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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GFBBHB
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Letters (correspondence)
Transcripts
Language:
English
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Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
To Dr. Flick from Dr. Trudeau
Saranac Lake, N. Y.
Nov. 17, 1903
Dear Dr. Flick:
Many thanks for your letter. In regard to the question of the Congress on Tuberculosis, I have only to say that the last attempt of Clark Bell struck me as a dismal failure, and that is a pretty difficult matter in this country to engineer such a proposition, as selfish motives are so apt to interfere with the best interests of such an effort. Personally I know little or nothing of medical politics in this direction, and have had little to do with them. I have an intense dislike for many of the features of such meetings, and I would prefer to have others who are more familiar with the men and the times do that part of it.
I think the position you take in regard to the Phipps Institute is a very sound one. As I said, personally I would prefer to stick quietly to my own proposition here, which has grown to be quite as much as I am capable of taking care of, and let others do the public act, for which I am ill fitted.
With best wishes, believe me,
Very sincerely yours,
E. L. Trudeau
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