Letter from William Osler to Hugh Graham, Toronto Star [Transcript]
Osler explains that his resignation as consultant to several Canadian Army Hospitals was a protest against the injustice done
to General G. C. Jones by the Hospital Commission. He writes that the public should suspend judgment until Jones's report
has been printed in the press.
[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 Hugh Graham,
The Star (?), Montreal.
My resignation as Consultant at Canadian Hosp. was a protest against the injustice done to the Director in the mode of procedure
in appointing the Hospital Commission. The profession and the public should suspend judgment until Gen. Jones' report
has been printed and given to the press. I have not as stated resigned from the Canadian Hospital, Beechborough Park, which
is under Imperial authority. During the past two years I have had many opportunities to see Canadian wounded in British Hospitals
in which I have everywhere found them well treated,