Letter from Harold Elliott to Wilder Penfield, December 4, 1942.
Date:
1942-12-04
Description:
This is a handwritten note inside an envelope from Harold Elliott to Wilder Penfield. In the note Elliott discusses the situation regarding O.W. (Bill) Stewart and his return to Canada. Elliott then discusses medical procedures that he has performed. This letter is from December 4, 1942.
Physical Description:
text.manuscript.black and white 17.7 x 27.3 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 Harold Elliott to Wilder Penfield, December 4, 1942. [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 November 18, 2017 from http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/penfieldfonds/fullrecord.php?ID=10236
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:
Elliott, Harold, 1908-.
Notes:
A transcription reads: "4 December 42, No 1 Cdn Neurological Hospital, CAO, Dear Doctor Penfield. I have been here now long enough to get an idea of the type of work that is being done. Bill Stewart, mugh against his will, appeared before a board in another hospital and has been boarded for Canada. His sinuses has given him considerable trouble over here, along with a tendency to bronchial infection, and he has (?) vasopasm of the fingers. I am firmly of the opinion that he has been overking and very often the cooperation has not been very pelasant what he really needs is fresh air, fruit, sunshine and a more congenial atmosphere. From seeing his work over here, I feel he is one of the most promising of your long list of pupils but I hope you will not be cross with me if I seem to interfere. I wonder too, if after a rest, he considered be given a fellowship (?) he can find his footing again. He has been promised return trip over here if his health improves. He certainly has done an excellent job and despite (?) trying times has kept his balance throughout, so his war effort has been certainly sufficient. I have written this on my own initiative, will you please treat is as confidential? As a "tailender" to this note, I have often wondered if the laradean peripheral venue injuries are being collected and conelated looues be possible to have them stop off in Montreal, it an established centre, on their way through from the eastern parts. Eventually a contribution equal to that of Foerster's after its last war might be forthcoming, and if it is to be done, (?) be mere to see "j" done at Millsill. I have sent you a hensmen for Christmas. I hope you will criticize it severely. I know it still is in right yet but Lewis is cooperative in improving it and yet keeping it simple. With seasons greetings, Sincerely, Harold".

Call Number:
A/N 11-1