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The William Osler Papers

Title:
[Letter of introduction for William Osler] pdf (811,157 Bytes) transcript of pdf
[Letter of introduction for William Osler]
Description:
Letter of introduction for Osler. Howard writes of Osler's eighteen months as a student at the Montreal General Hospital, where he studied morbid anatomy and performed post-mortem examinations.
[Description courtesy of McGill University.]
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. Many of the original documents were returned to the owners. The originals that were retained, together with 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.
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
2 (811,157 Bytes)
Date:
1872-04-01 (April 1, 1872)
Creator:
Howard, R. P.
Source:
Original Repository: Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University. Osler Library Archive Collections, P417: Harvey Cushing Fonds
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Exhibit Category:
Medical Education and Early Career, McGill University, 1870-1884
Unique Identifier:
GFBBQW
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
Montreal 1st April 1872
Mr. William Osler during the eighteen months that he was a student at the Montreal General Hospital had unusual opportunities of studying morbid anatomy, of which he availed himself most assiduously. He performed a large number of postmortem examinations and [ . . . ] a large number of morbid specimens
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[ . . . ] and these with the reports of the [ . . . ] examination were deemed worthy of a special prize which was accordingly conferred by the medical faculty of the University of McGill College.
R. P. Howard, M.D.
Professor Theory of [ . . . ] of Medicine McGill College
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