Letter from William Osler to H. V. Ogden [Transcript]
Osler thanks Ogden for his hospitality while in Milwaukee. He asks Ogden to help contradict the reports from Milwaukee that
he charged a patient $10,000.
[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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1903-12-10 (December 10, 1903)
Ogden, H. V.
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
(Dr. H.. V. Ogden)
1 West Franklin St., Baltimore, Md.
Dec, 10th, 1903.
I had a delightful visit. Many thanks for your kind hospitality. I got in yesterday afternoon at five o'clock, after very
comfortable trip. A few minutes after I got here an Associated Press reporter came, asking me the truth of the telegram in
the New York papers from Milwaukee that I had charged the man $10,000, so somebody must have crammed the reporters in Milwaukee.
I hope you will contradict the statement, please.