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Letter from Murray Maclaren to William Osler [Transcript] pdf (342,216 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Murray Maclaren to William Osler [Transcript]
Maclaren urges Osler not to proceed with his resignation as consultant to the 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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1916-10-23 (October 23, 1916)
Maclaren, Murray
[Osler, William]
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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Col. Murray Maclaren to W. O.
October 23, 1916.
Cecil Chambers, 86 Strand, London, W. C.
Dear Sir William,
In acknowledging the receipt of your communication of October 16, 1916, I beg to state that your services as Consultant to Canadian Military Hospitals in England have been greatly valued and appreciated by all members of the Canadian Medical Service. Your association with the Canadian Army Medical Corps, I can assure you, is most helpful to the Corps.
I would respectfully urge, therefore, that your resignation be not proceeded with and that you continue to render your valuable services to the Corps.
Yours very truly,
Murray Maclaren
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