In 1914 Professor Thomas McCrae asked Sir William Osler to deliver the introductory address to the 90th annual session of the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. However, Osler was unable to come because of war conditions in England. He sent this typed letter with handwritten corrections to be read in his place. Because it arrived a day letter, the students published it in The Jeffersonian. This manuscript was presented to the Jefferson archives by Mrs. McCrae on May 21, 1926 after her husband’s death.
Recommended CitationOsler, William, "William Osler’s 1914 Introductory Address to the Jefferson Medical College" (1914). Historical Addresses. Paper 1.