Letter from William Osler to H. V. Ogden [Transcript]
He discusses business matters and his own work on the cerebral palsies of children.
[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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1888-04-18 (April 18, 1888)
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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Philadelphia Years: The University of Pennsylvania, 1884-1889
(Dr. H. V. Ogden)
1502 Walnut St., Phila.
You must stay a few days underway to N.Y. I shall have much more of interest to show you than on your last visit. I am very
busy at the cerebral palsies of children, working up on Infirmary material. Shall give three lectures this spring. Gowers
has rather got ahead of me in his chapters which are the only ones in importance in the language. Curious that the subject
should have been so much neglected. I am writing in epilepsy chorea & the spastic palsies for K. Will you not report those
cases of Polio encephalitis? I wish you would send your comm. To one of our journals. It helps you & them. Mrs. F. &
chicks all well. I shall spend the summer quietly at home.