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The William Osler Papers

Title:
Letter from William Osler to Stewart Paton pdf (310,954 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from William Osler to Stewart Paton
Description:
Stewart Paton (1865-1942) was a Johns Hopkins-affiliated psychiatrist and director of the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital for Mental Patients. He became a leader in the mental hygiene and eugenics movements of the early twentieth century, and helped secure funding for the Henry Phipps Psychiatric Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In this note, written as Osler returned from the British Medical Association meeting and interviews at Oxford, he told Paton of his decision to accept the Regius Professorship. Osler wrote many such notes to family and colleagues on this return voyage.
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
3 (310,954 Bytes)
Date:
1904-08-06 (August 6, 1904)
Creator:
Osler, William
Recipient:
[Paton, Stewart]
Source:
Original Repository: Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives. Stewart Paton 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:
GFBBYY
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
Aug. 6 04
Dear Paton
Bad man!
We were desolated not to have you with us at Oxford. I've had a charming time. You will be sorry to hear that I have decided to take the Chair of Medicine at Oxford -- a restful, quiet spot in which to end one's days -- I hope -- without the rush and bustle of my life of late years,
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of which I have tired & which has tired me. After 30 years of hard work my gray cortex is full of pigment and detritus of all sorts. Some will think the move as evidence of G. P., but I do not care. Mrs. Osler approves and that means much. T'will be hard to break away from all old friends, among whom you and Mrs. Paton rank high. I do not leave until next year. In what a charming place
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you have settled. I have sent on your letter to Miss Osler, whom I join at Pointe a Pic next week.
Love to the Barkers. I wrote to B. so he may have told you of my lapse. Love to Mrs. Paton.
Yours sincerely
Wm. Osler
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