Note from Madeleine E. Ottmann to Wilder Penfield, March 31, 1930.
Date:
1930-03-31
Description:
This is a handwritten note from Madeleine E. Ottmann to Wilder Penfield. In the note Mrs. Ottmann states that she will be sending more money beyond the ten thousand dollars she had initially promised to support Dr. Penfield’s research on epilepsy. She congratulates Dr. Penfield on the quality of his work and thanks him for saving her son, William. This note was written on March 31, 1930.
Physical Description:
text.manuscript.black and white 15.5 x 20.5 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:
Note from Madeleine E. Ottmann to Wilder Penfield, March 31, 1930. [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 August 25, 2019 from http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/penfieldfonds/fullrecord.php?ID=9669
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:
Ottmann, Madeleine Ehret, -1930.
Notes:
The transcription reads: "Dear Dr. Penfield, It gives me great pleasure to be able to send you my check for $10,000. for research in epilepsy for the coming year. That it be of some little help for you who are doing such wonderful, such outstanding, such real work for humanity in so great suffering. My next check for the same amount will be sent to you with (?) the year. (before April 1. 1931.) I wish to take this opportunity to thank you from the very bottom of my heart for all your kindness to William and to me and above all else for all you have done for William and your great care of him during his serious illness. There are debts that can never be paid, but I do want you to know that I feel nothing but the very deepest gratitude for all you have done for my boy. God bless you for it! My very best wishes to you, Mrs. Penfield and the children. Most sincerely, Madelein E. Ottman, March 31. 1930."

This note is written on M.E.O. stationary (presumably Madeleine E. Ottman).

Call Number:
A/N 18-1/1