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Letter from William Osler to J. George Adami [Transcript] pdf (389,494 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from William Osler to J. George Adami [Transcript]
Osler received a cable from Sir Robert Borden assuring him that General G. C. Jones would not be dismissed without full consideration of his case in Canada. Osler has sent in his resignation 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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1916-10-20 (October 20, 1916)
Osler, William
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
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Letters (correspondence)
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W. O. to J. George Adami.
Oct. 20th. 1916.
Board of Education.
Dear Adami,
After a week I had a cable from Borden that Jones would not be dismissed (!) without full consideration of his case in Canada. I have sent it my resignation as Consultant at the Hospitals. I sent word with a statement to the Times but Jones had it withdrawn, and he asked me not to send a Cable to the Canadian Press to ask for suspension of judgment until your full report of Jones was received, and stating that I had resigned my positions as a protest against the mode of apt. of the Committee.
Lady Drummond is in despair and is giving up. It is a miserable business and no credit to the Minister. Miss Campbell has been shamefully treated at Cleveden. She has been transferred to Buxton.
Love to L. M. C. I do hope you have found her better.
Sincerely yours,
Wm. Osler.
Greetings to Peterson.
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