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Index of items sent by Bruce, H.A.


Date: 
August 28, 1916
From: 
Bruce, H.A.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Bruce explains that he was commissioned by the Honourable Minister of Militia of Canada to make an inspection of all hospitals and institutions to which the Canadian Government is contributing. He hopes to carry out an impartial enquiry into the organization and administration of the Canadian Army Medical Corps. Bruce did not take Osler's letter as an improper threat, but would have did he not respect and admire Osler as he does.


Date: 
October 19, 1916
From: 
Bruce, H.A.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Bruce writes of matters relating to the Taplow affair. A committee of officers investigated the Duchess of Connaught Hospital and determined that the Matron, Edith Campbell, should be changed. Gen. G.C. Jones was then consulted and on his authority, Campbell was removed. Bruce writes of the sacrifices he made in order to better the Canadian Medical Service. He explains that Jones was recalled to Canada to re-organize the medical service there. Bruce makes no apologies for his handling of the Canadian Army Medical Corps affair.


Date: 
December 9, 1916
From: 
Bruce, H.A.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Bruce writes of Osler's resignation as the consultant to the Canadian Army Hospitals, which was published in the British Medical Journal. Bruce requests that all the telegrams that passed between himself and Osler in reference to his confidential report be published in the same journal. He asks if Osler has any objection to this being done.


Date: 
December 12, 1916
From: 
Bruce, H.A.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Bruce thanks Osler for giving permission to publish the correspondences between them over the Canadian Army Medical Corps affair. Bruce would like to disguise the names of Edith Campbell, Gorrell, the Astors and the Bostons before the letters go to press.


Date: 
December 29, 1916
From: 
Bruce, H.A.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Bruce writes of matters relating to the plan to publish all correspondence between himself and Osler over the Canadian Army Medical Corps affair. Bruce refuses to offer Edith Campbell an apology. He urges Osler to ask Gen. G.C. Jones to offer the apology instead, as it was he who was responsible for her removal from Taplow. Incl. ms. notes.