Letter from William Osler to H. A. Bruce [Transcript]
Osler has sent copies of all his correspondence with Bruce, S. Hughes, General G. C Jones, and Edith Campbell in order that
they may be published. Osler believes that either a public or private apology should be offered to Campbell as a result of
her unfair dismissal from Taplow.
[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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1916-12-22 (December 22, 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
W. O. to Col. H. A. Bruce.
Dec. 22nd (1916)
Sorry for the delay--unavoidable. The letters and telegrams are all at the Offices--St. James Sq., and 86 Strand (1) to you,
(2) to Hughes, (3) to Jones into Matron-in-Chief. I should like them all published. Will you have them copied and sent to
At present doubtful if Miss Campbell's case should come in? I am writing to her and have written to Perley about it, to
whom of course as a matter of courtesy the correspondence should be submitted. No apology has been I think offered to Miss
C., public or private. Should not this be done. Her lawyer, M -- had a letter stating that there were no charges against her.
It would be nice if you, or whoever was the chairman of the Committee to write her brief letter. She was damned badly treated.