Letter from General Carlton Jones to William Osler [Transcript]
Jones requests that Osler retract his resignation as consultant to the Canadian Medical Hospitals now that the Canadian Army
Medical Corps affair has been cleared up.
[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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1917-01-25 (January 25, 1917)
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
Letter from G. C. Jones to W.O.
Director of Medical Services, Canadian Contingents,
Cecil Chambers, 86 Strand, London, W. C.
25th. January 1917.
With reference to your communication of the 30th October, concerning your resignation, might I ask that, in view of what has
taken place, you would very kindly reconsider this, and that you would again act as Consultant to the Canadian Force in England.
G. C. Jones.
Surgeon General, Director of Medical Services, Canadian Contingents.