Letter from Wilder Penfield to J.C. Mackenzie, September 28, 1944.
Date:
1944-09-28
Description:
This is a typewritten letter from Dr. Wilder Penfield to Colonel J.C. Mackenzie of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. In the letter Penfield discusses the need to start construction of a Military Annex adjacent to the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI). Previously agreed upon by the MNI and the military, the construction of the Military Annex was to allow the MNI to house and care for a projected increase in the number of military casualties being sent to the MNI for neurological treatment. Believing that a significant influx of military neurological patients is imminent, Dr. Penfield uses the letter to stress to Colonel Mackenzie that construction on the Military Annex needs to begin as soon as possible. Dr. Penfield also discusses how the care provided for the larger number of service personnel was to be paid for. He suggests maintaining the existing rate for military patients, which up until that point was paid by the Department of Pensions and National Health. However, he also mentions several possible alternate arrangements, as well as alternative means by which the military could pay for the professional services carried out by MNI staff. The letter is dated September 28, 1944.
Physical Description:
text.typescript.black and white 27.2 x 21.5 cm
Language:
English

is Part Of:
Wilder Penfield Digital Collection

Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series A (Administration) -- Sub-Series A/N (Administration, Neuro)
Publisher:
Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University
Citation:
Letter from Wilder Penfield to J.C. Mackenzie, September 28, 1944. [Online image]. Wilder Penfield Digital Collection Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series A (Administration) -- Sub-Series A/N (Administration, Neuro) . Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University . Retrieved October 17, 2019 from http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/penfieldfonds/fullrecord.php?ID=10039
Rights:
This material has been made available with the consent of the copyright holders and can be used in accordance with fair dealing provisions of Canadian copyright law. For more information, please contact the Osler Library of the History of Medicine.
Creator:
Penfield, Wilder, 1891-1976.
Notes:
Valediction reads: "WGP/AD".

Call Number:
A/N 10-2