Letter from William Osler to Robert Borden [Transcript]
Osler believes it would be a disgrace to dismiss General G. C. Jones because of the report of the Hospital Committee. In
the event of such a dismissal, Osler would resign his post as consultant to several Canadian Army Hospitals.
[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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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 Sir Robert Borden.
I hear that action may be taken at once. Block it please until full report arrives. It would be a disgraceful proceeding to
dismiss Jones on a report of such a Committee. I should once reside all consultation appointments at Canadian hospitals etc.
an appeal to the profession for fair play.