The collection is built around two sets of letters:
1. Twenty original letters from William Osler, M.D. to Howard Atwood Kelly,
M.D., dated 1897-1917, plus the notes and materials Dr. Goodwin used to write an
article for the "Bulletin of the History of Medicine" (20(5): 611-652, Dec.
1946) on the relationship between Osler and Kelly and correspondence pertaining
to that article before and after its publication. 2. Transcriptions of many
letters from Osler to Henry Barton Jacobs, M.D., dated 1893-1919, and extensive
notes made by Dr. Goodwin who probably intended to publish an article based upon
Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet (1849–1919) has been called the Father
of Modern Medicine and his influence on medical education and practice is still
huge. He was a person of great charm, energy, and wide intellectual interests,
who excelled as physician, teacher, bibliophile, and author. Canadian born, he
received an M.D. from McGill University, Montreal, and taught there for 10
years. His career continued as Chair of Clinical Medicine at the University of
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, then first Chief of Staff at Johns Hopkins Hospital
and Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and
finally Regius Chair of Medicine at Oxford University. Throughout his life Osler
was known to write a large number of notes and letters to his wide circle of
friends and acquaintances.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
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