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Letters sent to Hamill, Samuel McClintock

November 2, 1921
Sharpless, William T.
Hamill, Samuel McClintock

Sharpless writes of his memories of Osler at Blockley Hospital. He first saw Osler when he delivered the introductory lecture to the freshman class of the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania. Sharpless was a medical intern at Blockley, but Dr. Caspar W. Sharpless was Osler's immediate assistant. He comments on Osler's abilities as a lecturer, his influence in the wards, his sense of humour, his great consideration for patients and students, and his habit of turning his own mistakes into teaching tools.