Letter from C.E. Cross to Wilder Penfield, June 28, 1940.
Date:
1940-06-28
Description:
This is a handwritten note from Lieutenant Colonel C. E. Cross to Wilder Penfield. In the note Cross gives updates about Montreal Neurological Institute staff at the Number 1 Neurological Hospital, including William Vernon Cone. He also stresses that a visit from Dr. Penfield would benefit the staff’s morale. This note is dated June 28, 1940.
Physical Description:
text.manuscript.black and white 16.2 x 13.1 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 C.E. Cross to Wilder Penfield, June 28, 1940. [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=10219
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:
Cross, C.E.
Notes:
Transcription of the note reads: "June 28, 1940, Dear Dr. Penfield: Your splendid news and comparable letter cause on 26th and was most refreshing to read. Bill Cone is still in London; I have not seen him. Those have who have taken leave and gone there. He is well and with May Botterell is doing research at Queen Square. I enclose the monthly epilogue and it gives almost all pertinent details. Sites at Taplow and at Stratford on (?) are tentatively suggested but not inspected sufficiently. That - at Taplow waved provide us with Barracks + Wards but for operations and Lab. We would be dependant [sic] on the quarters of the Taplow. Gen. Hosy (5th G. Hosy from Winnipeg) That is not so good. At Stratford we haven't data as yet. C.K.R. is haunting the A.D.M.S. - Col Luton - for action & speed. Many thanks for Ok-ing the 2 accounts re which I wrote you. The camera was promised and Dr. Gliddan guaranteed its early forwarding but it was not deliverable at our departure date. I wish you could visit our camp set - up. A week of fatigue duties has put it in very good order. Our first 2 days we messed with an artillery group near us - both our officers + men. It is a Canadian unit too. At Present Humphreys is in London on leave with McCormick 2 padres & our dental attachee also. They are about the last with leave deep them. The people of this country are admirable in their resolute patience and uncomplaining insistence on carrying on as usual, - content to dodge bombs - in their sheeters but to at once resume ordinary life processes. The weather is mostly beautiful here - but occasional regional showers of short duration act like punctuations to the rays of sunshine, beautiful cloud + sunset rhythms with a wonderfully beautiful countryside for theme! I ardently echo your terse sentence "I wish I were with you". We all do. No one is down-hearted, but your aura of mastfulness and basic reassurance would be most welcomed. With earnest and respectful setinments to Mrs. Penfield and also please to Miss Flanagan, Ever Sincerely, C.E. Cross."

Call Number:
A/N 11-1