Letter from Wilder Penfield to Wilburt Cornell Davison, March 26, 1916.
Date:
1926-03-26
Description:
A handwritten note sent to Wilburt Cornell Davison by Wilder Penfield from Dover Hospital on March 26, 1916. In the note Penfield describes his surroundings and his medical issues, as well as what he knows about the location of one Miss Elizabeth Baldwin. He also asks Davison to carry out a number of favours for him.
Physical Description:
text.manuscript.black and white 17.8 x 11.4 cm
Language:
English

is Part Of:
Wilder Penfield Digital Collection

Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Sussex Series
Publisher:
Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University
Citation:
Letter from Wilder Penfield to Wilburt Cornell Davison, March 26, 1916. [Online image]. Wilder Penfield Digital Collection Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Sussex Series . Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University . Retrieved October 18, 2019 from http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/penfieldfonds/fullrecord.php?ID=9466
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:
The transcription reads: "March 26, 1916. Military Hospital Western Heights Dover. Dear Davie: Would you mind doing a coupe of things for me? Will you see Alfred Merton Foster and tell him to stop sending my mail to France as I shall not go now. Have him send it here to - Military Hospital Western Heights Dover. I hope you got my wire and informed Madame Steels and some of the people there so he (might?) be interested - Haywards, Pearce, Osler. I see in the morning paper that I have concussion of the brain but no one has dared to suggest that to me yet. As for the Baldwin's I'm not sure. She spoke of having met Sir Wm [William Osler?]. I was with her at the t(?) of the explosion and crawled around the wreckage to find her. I focused one young fellow who had been talking to her also and dragged him out best the woman I focused under him was dead and I did not recognize it as Miss Baldwin. Some one has since told me it was she while another American assured me that he saw father, mother & daughter get on the boat which went to France. He claimed to know (?) aced so I wired you as I did. I thought my leg was fractured and so put on a make shift splint on the boat. But now it seems doubtful. It was perhaps only dislocated. It is in a good splint now. The other ankle is sprained. I hope to be out of her in a couple weeks with luck. Will you send me my Howell - It is on my desk. Also if you have a Cushing which is not working you might send it. They are going to fit some glasses to me here in the hospital as mine were in a coat which when last seen was in the arms of some woman. Good luck to you, don't work too hard. Pen."

Location:
Dover (England).
Call Number:
Sussex Box 181