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Letter from William Osler to H. A. Lafleur [Transcript] pdf (272,892 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from William Osler to H. A. Lafleur [Transcript]
He asks LaFleur to be his House Physician and Assistant at the Johns Hopkins.
[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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1889-03-08 (March 8, 1889)
Osler, William
Lafleur, H. 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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"Father of Modern Medicine": The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1889-1905
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Letters (correspondence)
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(W. O. to H. A. Lafleur)
1502 Walnut St.
Dear Lafleur
Would you consider a proposition to come to the Johns Hopkins Hospital as my House Physician & Assistant? The position would be tenable for three years or longer salary I believe about $500 with bd, & lodging. Probably as my first assistant you would have the title of Fellow in Medicine. Duties - (1) Responsibility of cases in Med wards (2) supervisor of the graduate students (3) general scientific work in medicine, preparing papers & with me & under my direction. Think over the matter - & let me know in a day or two.
I should want you by the middle of April - Hospital opens May 7th.
You could reasonably anticipate at end of 3 yrs work a good many offers in Medicine- as teacher &c.
Sincerely yours,
Wm Osler
Keep this letter.
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