Letter from H. A. Bruce to William Osler [Transcript]
Bruce thanks Osler for giving permission to publish the correspondences between them over the Canadian Army Medical Corps
affair. Bruce would like to disguise the names of Edith Campbell, Gorrell, the Astors and the Bostons before the letters
go to 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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1916-12-12 (December 12, 1916)
Bruce, H. A.
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
Col. H. A. Bruce to W. O.
December 12th, 1916.
Cecil Chambers, 86 Strand, London, W. C.
Dear Sir William,
I think that thank you for your letter of the 10th inst., giving permission to publish the correspondence between us. I do
not know what the other letters are, which you refer to, but I presume letters between yourself, Hughes and Jones. If there
are any, I have not copies of them.
In the correspondence dealing with Miss Campbell, I think it is best to refer to her as Miss "X" and to Gorrell and
"N". I am also omitting the names of Major and Mrs. Astor and the Bostons, as it seems to me unnecessary to bring
them into the controversy.