Letter from William Osler to W. H. Howell [Transcript]
Osler would like to meet with Howell before the next meeting of the Faculty to discuss some changes in the titles in his department.
Futcher is going to leave the House and is going into practice, but Osler would like to keep him on as a teacher. He would
also like to compare the salaries in his department to those in other departments. Mumford will come from Boston to attend
their Historical Club meeting in May.
[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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1901-04-19 (April 19, 1901)
Howell, W. H.
Transcriber: [Cushing, Harvey]
Original Repository: Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University. Osler Library Archive Collections, P417: Harvey Cushing Fonds
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"Father of Modern Medicine": The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1889-1905
(J. H. Medical School - Howell)
Baltimore, April 19th, 1901.
I should like to see you for a little while before the next meeting of the Faculty about some changes in the titles, etc.,
in my department. Futcher is going to leave the house, and is going into practice here. He is such an excellent fellow that
I think we ought to keep him to help with teaching. I shall have to rearrange some of my work next year. This winter my Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays have been altogether too heavy. The difficulty is about increasing the expenses. It seems to me that
what we pay in salaries and laboratory expenses is a pretty full amount - $3000. I should like to see with reference to the
relation this bears to the laboratory and salary expenses in some of the other departments.
P. S. I find that Monday, May 13th is the night of our Historical Club, for which Mumford is coming from Boston