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The William Osler Papers

Title:
Letter from William Osler to Judge Henry D. Harlan pdf (256,553 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from William Osler to Judge Henry D. Harlan
Description:
On February 7, 1904, a large fire destroyed about 70 blocks of downtown Baltimore. Many of the burned buildings belonged to Johns Hopkins Hospital as part of its endowment, and this created a financial crisis for the institution. In this letter, Osler told Judge Harlan, president of the hospital's board, that he would give up his annual salary to help keep up the hospital's publications. (This proved unnecessary, as John D. Rockefeller helped cover the losses with a gift of $500,000.)
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (256,553 Bytes)
Date:
1904-03-07 (March 7, 1904)
Creator:
Osler, William
Recipient:
Harlan, Henry D.
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:
GFBBZJ
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
7.iii.04
Dear Judge Harlan
In case we do not get a supplementary endowment for the Hospital, I shall be very glad to place my salary ($5000) for ten years at the disposal of the Trustees to be used in maintaining
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our publications.
Please say nothing of it outside of the committee.
Sincerely yours,
W. Osler
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2014-01-30
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