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Letter from William Osler to John A. Mullin [Transcript] pdf (418,854 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from William Osler to John A. Mullin [Transcript]
Writes of cases of Addison's disease and of his own work on the Malarial germ. He reports on the developments of the Johns Hopkins University and Medical School under construction.
[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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Date Supplied:
ca. 1886
Osler, William
[Mullin, John A.]
Transcriber: [Cushing, Harvey]
Original Repository: Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University. Osler Library Archive Collections, P417: Harvey Cushing Fonds
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
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Philadelphia Years: The University of Pennsylvania, 1884-1889
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Letters (correspondence)
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Dear Dr. Mullin
Your most interesting specimens came to hand on Thursday and I demonstrated them at 11 am to the class is the typical lesions of Addison's disease. The caseo-fibrous changes are most marked in various very little normal tissue to be seen. Do send me a note of the case. You should report it as cases are so rare tho they seem to come in runs as this is the fourth which has come under my notice since May 1st. The age is remarkable - there are very few cases under 20. Was there any peritonitis - chronic? The apices were not much affected - nor did the thymus tho large seem diseased. I will bring sections up the Xmas. Woolverton has been here - currently very happy. Mrs. W. seems very pleasant and bright. I would have acknowledged receipt sooner but I have been 2 days in Baltimore seeing Johns Hopkins, and more than delighted. It is the univ. Of the future & when the Med School is organized all others will be distanced in the country. When you come down in May with Malloch we shall go on for a day or two. Goodall was asking for you both. He made quite an impression on him. I am over head & ears at work, among other things studying the Malarial germ which seems pretty constant body. Kind regards to Mrs. Mullin & to Malloch. So glad you have sent the boy to Port Hope.
Sincerely yours
Wm Osler
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