Letter from William Osler to J. George Adami [Transcript]
Osler writes that everyone is glad that Jones has returned to his post as Director of Medical Services after the Canadian
Army Medical Corps affair. He understands that H. A. Bruce and S. Hughes are furious with him. He writes of Revere's
movements with the Army.
[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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1917-01-30 (January 30, 1917)
[Adami, J. George]
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 W.O. to Dr. G. Adami
13, Norham Gardens, Oxford.
So glad to have your letter of the 19th today. How glad you must be to have got out in time. Poor dear! I think of her as
the sweet little girl I knew with Maggie Francis. I have been expecting to hear of your arrival in England but add "86"
the other day I was told of your transfer temporarily to Ottawa. All are so glad that Jones is back and the arrangement seems
to be Foster goes in with Jones as a general inspector, this is the rumor. Perley tells me that Bruce is raging with me. My
only point where the irregularity in the apt. and the injustice to Jones. I hope things will quiet down as it is bad for the
service to have these discussions. Of course Hughes must be furious, it was a case of Hamans gallows. I have been laid up
with a sharp attack of Bronchitis--all right again now but I am taking it easy in these cold days.
Revere keeps well--has had 3 months in the Ancre--the battery and continuous action. We heard today that they had gone to
rest--billets. Love to the children. Let us know when you come over.