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The William Osler Papers

[Letter of introduction for William Osler] pdf (447,916 Bytes) transcript of pdf
[Letter of introduction for William Osler]
Letter of introduction for Osler. Osler acted as Howard's dresser and clinical clerk for three months at the Montreal General Hospital.
[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.
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1871-04-01 (April 1, 1871)
Howard, R. P.
Original Repository: Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University. Osler Library Archive Collections, P417: Harvey Cushing Fonds
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Medical Education and Early Career, McGill University, 1870-1884
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Letters (correspondence)
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9 Brava Hall Hill
Montreal 1st April 1871
Mr. William Osler has acted as my dresser and clinical clerk for the last three months in the wards of the Montreal General Hospital - in both of which capacities he exhibited marked ability and assiduity
R. P. Howard
Professor Theory of Practical Medicine - University of McGill College & the [ . . . ] Physician of the [ . . . ]
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