Letter from William Osler to Daniel C. Gilman [Transcript]
He gives Gilman updates on hospital affairs.
[Description courtesy of McGill University.]
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. Many of the original documents
were returned to the owners. The originals that were retained, together with 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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1889-07-19 (July 19, 1889)
[Gilman, Daniel C.]
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
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, July 19th, 1889.
Dear Mr. Gilman:-
I daresay you will be glad they have a line or two from me giving an account of my stewardship. The machine works smoothly,
thanks to your manipulation. Thanks, also to your arrangements, there has been no trouble so far. The number of patients keeps
about the same - forty-seven today. The nurses continue satisfactory. I think that we have been very fortunate in our selection.
I hope that you are enjoying your well-earned holiday, and I will be glad if you will give my regards to Mrs. Gilman - our
lady visitor. Should I get anywhere near Mt. Desert this summer, I shall assuredly come to North East Harbor.