Cushing's handwritten note below reads, "Written on Dr. Osler's prescription blank in his autograph. A response to a request for data for the Biographical History of Blockley! -- to Croskey.". From "The Regius Professor of Medicine, Oxford." Osler looks back with fondness to his years of service at Blockley, specifically to his professional experience with malaria, and to his colleagues, "the best and kindest.". [Description courtesy of McGill University.]. About this transcript: Soon after Osler's death in 1919, Lady Osler asked their good friend Dr. Harvey Cushing to write a biography. For this project, Cushing gathered a wide variety of material, including a substantial amount of Osler correspondence and other memorabilia borrowed from Osler's family, friends, and colleagues. He employed three secretaries to transcribe these documents, and later donated the transcripts (along with his other working materials) to the Osler Library. Because many of the original documents were returned to the owners, the Cushing transcripts constitute the largest and most accessible collection of Osler's correspondence.. Harvey Cushing's "Life of Sir William Osler" was published by Oxford University Press in 1925, and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1926.
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