Letter from William Osler to H. V. Ogden [Transcript]
He writes of some cases and of the progress at the Johns Hopkins. He has taken LaFleur from Montreal to be his Chef de Clinique.
He reports on Marian Francis and family.
[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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1889-03-18 (March 18, 1889)
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)
18th (March '89)
Very glad of yours this a.m. particularly about your poor Friend, as I am very much interested in his condition on account
of a young lady to whom he became much attached & who I fear rather encouraged him. She is abroad with her mother &
I was consulted by them about his mental state. I fear from H. C. Wood's account that he is a hopeless paranoiac. It seems
Mrs. F. is now at 482 Ontario St. All are well. May had a mild typhoid & is now quite well. I saw them a few weeks ago
when I was in T. at a wedding of a niece. I go to B. in May. We're getting the Hosp in order. If you know of any A. A.
1. copper-bottomed young graduate in the West who would serve for a year as Interne I should like one. He must come with your
entire approbation. I shall take LeFleur from Montreal as my Chef de Clinique in charge of the Clin. Lab. & general supervisor
of the ward work. We shall need 2-5 resident graduates - ultimately 10-20 & they are to be selected from the country at
large. Glad the Vol was of use. Come East soon. I saw patient of yours Geo. B. Miller, slight alb. Nervous etc., & his
right kidney wobbles about an uncomfortable way - & I dare say upsets him. He thinks very much of you & I did not