In this letter, Welch talks about giving the Professor of Medicine post to Thomas Janeway, since Lewellys Barker and Thayer
both refused it.
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1914-04-29 (April 29, 1914)
Welch, William H.
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Sir William: Regius Professor at Oxford, 1905-1919
Baltimore, April 29, 1914.
Theodore Janeway has accepted the professorship of medicine on the new basis, and I think that it is the best possible solution.
Neither Barker nor Thayer were willing to take it on the terms offered, although of course they remain and will cooperate
in making the plan a success.
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Janeway is thoroughly sympathetic with the full-time arrangement, and the opportunity makes a momentous appeal to him. He
is an excellent organizer and teacher, as well as a good clinician -- it seems to me just the man for the place -- I hope
that you will agree.
It was mighty hard for him to make up his mind to break that New York ties and associations, and the
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Columbia and Presbyterian Hospital people brought great pressure to make him stay. He will take hold of the reorganization
this summer and begin the work next October. Advantage that he will wish to bring Longcope with him. What a clinical group
we shall have in medicine -- Janeway, Barker, Thayer, Longcope!
We are planning for the celebration in October and so eager to see
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I am going to write to Lewis -- the heart man -- to give the Herter lectures in October. The clinical men want him.
We are having a delightful course of Turnbull lectures on Chancer by Kittredge --
Next year comes Sir Walter Raleigh on the romantic poets.
Goodnow, our new president, will be here in October -- a most fortunate choice.