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Typed letter signed from Halsted to Albert Turkington. Baltimore, Maryland, March 14, 1921.

Typed letter signed from Halsted to Albert Turkington. Baltimore, Maryland, March 14, 1921.

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Typed letter signed from Halsted to Albert Turkington. Baltimore, Maryland, March 14, 1921.

by HALSTED, William (1852-1922)

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Baltimore,: 1921., 1921. 1 page. Single-sided typed letter on Halsted's letterhead, verso holograph reply from Turkington. Fine. [Details on request]. LETTERS BY HALSTED ARE EXTREMELY RARE IN TODAY'S MARKET. The letter is typed on Halsted's letterhead bearing the address of his mansion at 1201 Eutaw Pl. in Baltimore, which Harvey Cushing once described as "a great, magnificent, cold stone house, full of rare old furniture, clocks, pictures and whatnot in topsy-turvy condition, cold as a stone and most unlivable" (Cushing in Michael Sragow). The letter reads: "My dear Mr. Turkington:/ I shall be greatly interested to note the result of the/ operation performed on you at the Johns Hopkins Hospital by Dr. McClure on the/ 7th of December, 1914./ Will it be convenient for you to meet me in my office/ on the fourth floor of the Surgical Building, Johns Hopkins Hospital, on/ Friday morning, March 18, at 10o'clock [sic]?// Very truly yours, Wm. Halsted, Surgeon-in-Chief." The letter is signed by Halsted with one holograph correction—a vertical line diving "10" from "o'clock." The letter's verso reads, in Turkington's hand: "Dear sirs—/ The operation/ referred to was successful/ in every way./ Truly yours, Albert Turkington." Albert Turkington was a Methodist reverend and served as pastor of the St. Peter's Methodist Church in Oriole, MD from 1946-64 (Hall). The nature of his surgery is not public record. Hall, Marion. "The History of Oriole and Its Satellites." Oriole: 1964; Henry Ford Health System. "Roy D. McClure, M.D." n.d.: available on-line; Sragow, Michael. "'Genius on the Edge' brings Dr. William Stewart Halsted's life into the light." Baltimore Sun. 21 Mar 2010: available on-line. [review of: Dr. Gerald Imber, Genius on the Edge: The Bizarre Double Life of Dr. William Stewart Halsted, 2010].

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
Typed letter signed from Halsted to Albert Turkington. Baltimore, Maryland, March 14, 1921.
Author
HALSTED, William (1852-1922)
Book Condition
Used
Publisher
1921.
Place of Publication
Baltimore,
Date Published
1921
Weight
1.00 lbs
Keywords
Medical Manuscripts

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