Letter from William Osler to J. George Adami [Transcript]
Osler writes that Bruce has not yet responded to his queries regarding General G. C. Jones's and the Canadian Army Medical
Corps affair. If Jones was not consulted about the Hospital Commission, Osler will write a letter of protest to Hughes, send
a cable to Sir Robert Borden, and resign his positions as consultant to the Canadian Army Hospitals.
[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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1916-10-05 (October 5, 1916)
Adami, J. George
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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Sir William: Regius Professor at Oxford, 1905-1919
W.O. to J. George Adami.
5th (Oct. 5, 1916)
13 Norham Gardens
Sorry I could not wait to see you this p.m., but I had to join the Harvard unit at 4 sharp. I missed Bruce at St. James Sq.,
and failed to catch him by telephone. He has not yet replied to my queries--whether Jones was consulted (1) as to the Commission,
and (2) as to the men. If he was not I shall write a protest to Hughes, cable to Borden, and resign my positions as Consultant
at Cleveden, Orpington etc. I leave tomorrow for Newcastle (Bishop's Palace), back Monday.