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Letter from William H. Welch to Lawrence F. Flick [Transcript] pdf (17,010,252 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from William H. Welch to Lawrence F. Flick [Transcript]
Description:
Welch understands Flick's position towards Daniel Lewis's and Clark Bell's Congresses on Tuberculosis, but he wonders if Lewis's society is as bad as Flick believes it to be. Prominent men have attached themselves to Lewis's cause and it would not be advisable to alienate them by opposing them. His advice is to let the troubled waters settle before leading men in the medical profession take a positive course of action in the Tuberculosis issue.
[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 (17,010,252 Bytes)
Date:
1904-03-24 (March 24, 1904)
Creator:
Welch, William H.
Recipient:
Flick, Lawrence F.
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Transcriber: [Cushing, Harvey]
Source:
Original Repository: Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University. Osler Library Archive Collections, P417: Harvey Cushing Fonds
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This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Exhibit Category:
"Father of Modern Medicine": The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1889-1905
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English
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Transcript:
To Dr. Flick from Dr. Welch
125 W. St. Paul St., Baltimore,
March 24, 1904
My dear Dr. Flick:
As I have written Dr. McCarthy, I shall be most happy to accept the invitation of the staff of the Henry Phipps Institute to dinner at 7.30 on Monday evening March 28th.
I understand your position with reference to the Bell and Lewis Congresses. The Bell affair is absolutely out of any consideration. The question is whether the Lewis society is as bad as you think it is. I confess that I do not know much about it, but it has the support of men who will have to be reckoned with on account of their official positions as for other reasons in a National Crusade against tuberculosis, and whom it would not be desirable to alienate. The organization seems to be almost inchoate, and probably could be molded into any desirable form by those who took hold of it.
It is too bad that there should have arisen such a muddle, and possibly the best course may be to let troubled waters settle before the leading men in the profession take any positive course of action. I feel that men like you and Trudeau who have given strength and direction to the antituberculosis movement in this country should have the main say in determining what is best to do under the circumstances.
Yours sincerely,
William H. Welch.
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