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CUS417/118.160


Fonds Number: 
P417
Abstract: 

Osler had cabled Birkett the views of Keogh. The latter had not heard of the offer. Details on the position of the English Hospitals. The tenure of the coast is so uncertain that the War Office cannot undertake any new hospitals in the region of Boulogne. If they came over now they would only be disappointed. Mentions that the Canadian nurses have been in London for a few weeks, with no affectation. They are only now getting drafted into work. The French are sadly in need. He has written to Chauffard asking if the French Government could utilise a hospital unit raised in Canada of men speaking French. It will take some time before the Canadian contingent will be fit to leave. Keogh insists that half trained men only embarrass the Generals. Optimistic word on the spirit of the country. They are very busy. He sees a great deal of interest. Keogh was touched by the McGill offer and also surprised.

Original: 
Yes
Date: 
December 6, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
Address: 
Christ Church
To: 
Birkett, Herbert Stanley
City: 
Oxford
State: 
Oxfordshire
Country: 
England

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