Letter from William Osler to Judge Henry D. Harlan [Transcript]
Osler offers to turn over his salary to the Johns Hopkins Trustees for a ten year period in order to maintain the hospital's
[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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1904-03-07 (March 7, 1904)
Harlan, Henry D.
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
(Judge Henry D. Harlan)
1, West Franklin St.,
7. iii. 04.
Dear Judge Harlan
In case we do not get a supplementary endowment for the Hospital I shall be very glad to place my salary ($5000) for 10 years
at the disposal of the Trustees to be used in maintaining our publications.
Please say nothing of it outside of the committee.