Telegram from Herbert to Helen Kermott, April 4, 1916.
Date:
1916-04-04
Description:
Telegram from Wilder Penfield, communicated by an individual known only as Herbert, to Helen Kermott Penfield at Downer College, Milwaukee. The telegram reports that [Wilder] sustained a simple fracture as shown by a radiograph test. Expected recovery time is about four weeks and he is receiving good care.
Physical Description:
text.telegram.black and white 16.3 x 19.8 cm
Language:
English

is Part Of:
Wilder Penfield Digital Collection

Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series C (Correspondence) -- Sub-Series C/D (Correspondence, domestic)
Publisher:
Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University
Citation:
Telegram from Herbert to Helen Kermott, April 4, 1916. [Online image]. Wilder Penfield Digital Collection Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series C (Correspondence) -- Sub-Series C/D (Correspondence, domestic) . Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University . Retrieved October 15, 2019 from http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/penfieldfonds/fullrecord.php?ID=9497
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 Graves, 1891-1976.
Notes:
On the right side of the telegram there is a combination of stamped and handwritten notations.

Transcription of Telegram message: "A388CH 16 Hudson WIS 1155A 4 Miss Helen Kermott Milwaukee Downer Room 20 Mclaren Hall Milwaukee WIS Cable from Wilder says radiograph shows simple fracture recovery may require four weeks receiving best attention - Herbert."

"Herbert" could possibly be the acquaintance Wilder mentions in his autobiography "No Man Alone" (1976) who "sent a cable for me to Helen Kermott at Milkwaukee Downer College" (p.36).

Telegram is written on Western Union Telegram stationary.

Call Number:
D-C/D 21-2/1