Letter from William Osler to H. V. Ogden [Transcript]
Osler denies reports that he is leaving Baltimore for Montreal and confirms that he will stay on at the Johns Hopkins to oversee
the organization of the Medical School.
[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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1892-12-31 (December 31, 1892)
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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"Father of Modern Medicine": The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1889-1905
(Dr. H. V. Ogden)
Dr. William Osler,
No. 1 West Franklin Street.
Baltimore, Dec. 31st, 1892.
Dear O: -
Many thanks for your kind remembrance of us. I have just returned from a three days stay in Toronto. All are very well. May
and Mrs. Francis were asking for you. I saw the Lockes and Malloch in Hamilton.
Senn must be an old fool. I never intimated that I had any intention of leaving. The papers in Canada have been full of my
removal to Montreal at a big salary, but as you will see by the papers, we have just completed our additional endowment of
half a million and we shall proceed at once with the organization of our school.