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The William Osler Papers

Title:
Letter from William Osler to Lewellys F. Barker pdf (295,752 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from William Osler to Lewellys F. Barker
Description:
In this letter, Osler responded to Barker's news that the Hopkins medical school had implemented a full-time requirement for its clinical as well as pre-clinical faculty chairs. Barker, who succeeded Osler as Chair of Medicine, refused to do this and so had to step down. Osler had earlier protested the full-time scheme as a bad idea, and was angry at the medical school's unfair treatment of his friend.
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
3 (295,752 Bytes)
Date:
1914-01-30 (January 30, 1914)
Creator:
[Osler, William]
Recipient:
[Barker, Lewellys F.]
Source:
Original Repository: Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives. Lewellys Barker Collection
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Medical Staff
Exhibit Category:
Sir William: Regius Professor at Oxford, 1905-1919
Unique Identifier:
GFBBZD
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
30th
Dear Barker
I am very sorry to hear that the conditions have been made impossible for you. The letter which you have written does credit to your heart and head -- more to the former. Certainly you have been hardly treated from the standpoint of
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ordinary academic courtesy. After a man has held a chair for 8 years with great distinction to change the conditions of tenure so as to make it impossible is in my opinion unjustifiable. I hope Thayer will accept as it will be simply swapping slots & make no essential difference to either of you. He is a triumph & it is one of the greatest among my many personal
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satisfactions that you & he have got on so well together. I am much worried & just a little disgusted with the whole business. It may work out better than we anticipate -- I hope so. Love to Mrs. Barker & Hannah. To Mr. John H. under the 5th rib for me.
Yours ever
W.O.
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