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The William Osler Papers

Title:
Letter from William Osler to Henry Barton Jacobs pdf (337,047 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from William Osler to Henry Barton Jacobs
Description:
In this letter, Osler tells Jacobs that he has accepted the Regius Professorship at Oxford.
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
3 (337,047 Bytes)
Date:
1904-08-08 (August 8, 1904)
Creator:
Osler, William
Recipient:
[Jacobs, Henry Barton]
Source:
Original Repository: Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives. William Osler Collection
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Exhibit Category:
"Father of Modern Medicine": The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1889-1905
Unique Identifier:
GFBBWH
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
Aug. 8th 1904
Dear Jacobs
You will be disgusted to hear that I have accepted the chair of medicine at Oxford -- not to leave tho, until next May or June. Sanderson, the present occupant suggested the move about three months ago, and I looked over the ground during the meeting last week. 'Tis a purely academical position in which one can do as much or as little as one wishes. There are
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only about 50 medical students but of an exceptionally good sort.
Two things have influenced me first the feeling that I could not possibly last long at my present pace. I have had warnings that the pressure has been too high and it does not seem possible to lower it -- at least, I tried hard last winter and failed.
Secondly, Oxford is a quiet restful place for a man of my habits, and tastes and there is much in the life there that appeals to me.
It will be a hard wrench to part with all my good
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friends & you dear boys at the hospital. Mrs. Osler is strongly in favor of it, largely on my account as she has been much worry about the racket of my present life.
I wish I could stop over at Newport to see you both but I shall go directly through, I hope on Saturday Eve. to Montreal and Pointe a pic.
Please do not scold me -- I really feel is the best thing to do under the circumstances. With love to Mrs. Jacobs.
Sincerely yours,
Wm Osler
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