Letter from William Ottmann to Wilder Penfield, December 28, 1929.
Date:
1929-12-28
Description:
This is a handwritten note from William Ottmann to Wilder Penfield. The note is dated December 28, 1929.
Physical Description:
text.manuscript.black and white 19.0 x 27.0 cm
Language:
English

is Part Of:
Wilder Penfield Digital Collection

Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series C (Correspondence) -- Sub-Series C/G (Correspondence, general)
Publisher:
Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University
Citation:
Letter from William Ottmann to Wilder Penfield, December 28, 1929. [Online image]. Wilder Penfield Digital Collection Wilder Penfield Fonds P142 -- Series C (Correspondence) -- Sub-Series C/G (Correspondence, general) . Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University . Retrieved May 25, 2024 from http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/penfieldfonds/fullrecord.php?ID=9773
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, William.
Notes:
Note transcription reads: "Dec 28/29. Dear Dr. Penfield: - Mrs Ottman informs me that your places are definitely arranged to perform the operation on Jan. 7. Thank God for that. I have been much with the boy in recent weeks and my distinct conclusion is that further that he depends on upon it to such an (?) that he would grow apprehensive. And then panic-stricken, (?) he managed to obtain a dose when he really needs it. His spell (?) the (?) coming up Thursday night was severe. He fell (?) his lower postponement (?) of a day, would be extremely harmful. I find it alarming and progressive situation in relation to the sedatives William takes. There is no doubt in my mind that he is acquiring a habit, all the more easily because circumstances seem to justify he act in his mind. I have worked earnestly bringing (?) play a lifetime experience in practical (puckology?). While than reason reason to believe that I have mitigated the condition I have by no means succeeded in eliminating it. The boy has grown very confidential until me and I believe I have had excellent opportunity to get his mental attitude farmbale for your work. I think you will find him unmarkedly acquiescent (?) the (?) (?). I have resorted to many expediants to reduce the effect of the drug which he takes (?) or more times daily and (?) (?) during the night. Than disliked by one half the (?) of the (?) I have forward in his pessimism. It may not discover the (?). I (?) not deemed it admissible to take the medicine from him entirely, to the reason (?) in (?) compartment (?) (?) escaped injury. I heard him no time to (?) him fire (?) after he fell. I formed his right hand trembling violently. His facial distinctions and, (?) the other attendant conditions were as usual. He was unconscious about 12 minutes and regained his full sensibilities in about 20 minutes. This attack occurred at 3:16 AM after he had slept three hours, At 7:30 when we arrived, he was in fairly good conditions. He will arrive in Montreal Sat. Jan 4. - I shall arrive there Monday the 6th. Very sincerely, William Ottman."

This note is written on Lake Placid Club, Essex co. N Y stationary.

Call Number:
C/G 4