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"Athenaeum" anecdote: Excerpt from Sir Rickman Godlee's reminiscence, possibly describing Osler during his Oxford days.


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Unidentified author [possibly Gen. G.C. Jones] describes Osler's war-time activities in England as a consultant to several Canadian Army Hospitals. The author writes that no one could inspire and give courage to wounded troops as Osler did. The author relates Osler's reaction to the Canadian Army Medical Corps affair.


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Cushing's notes on Osler's activities as a Curator of the Bodleian Library at Oxford. Shortly after Osler became Curator, the missing first folio of Shakespeare, the Turbutt Shakespeare, turned up. Cushing describes Osler's efforts to secure the folio for the Library. Includes handwritten manuscript notes.


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Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Osler's purchase of a crystal case for Sir Thomas Browne's skull housed at the Norwich Hospital Museum.


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Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Osler and his collection of Sir Thomas Browne's works.


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"William Osler," by Edward Jackson, from "Colorado Medicine." A short biography of Osler. [See, CUS417/5.28]


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Arthur E. Shipley remembers the first time he met Osler after the great fire in Baltimore. He writes of Osler's kindness, generosity, wisdom, and willingness to help others.


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Raymond Crawfurd, Librarian of the Royal Society of Medicine, writes of Osler's princely generosity. Osler had a habit of procuring extremely rare volumes for the Library, such as Harvey's "De Motu Cordis," and sneaking them onto the shelves with modest anonymity.


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"Sir William Osler and the Library of the College of Physicians of Phila." by the Honorary Librarian of the College, Francis R. Packard. Remarks on Osler's love of books and libraries.


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Extract from a letter by Sir George Savage regarding Osler's characteristics, specifically his personal memory.


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List of members of the Bibliographical Society. Osler served as President.


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Details of Osler's membership to the Savile Club. [See CUS417/6.43]


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"Generosity" List of subscriptions made by Osler in 1907.


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"Medical Library Association" Article on the first annual meeting of the Medical Library Association held at Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland. At the meeting, Osler, who served as the President of the Association, delivered one of his characteristic addresses, "The Medical Library in Post-Graduate Work."


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"Dr. Osler as a Mentor," from the New York Sun. Article reports that Osler has often spoken out about the antiquated teaching methods of British Medical Schools, as he did at the reopening ceremony of the Medical School of St. George's Hospital. Article goes on to discuss Osler's own teaching methods.


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"A Problem of Disease: Dr. Osler on Poverty and Consumption," from the Tribune. Article reports that Osler attended a garden party given by Dr. Esther Carling, and afterwards spoke on the progress and treatment of consumption.


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"William Osler" Article holds that Osler's address at the dedication ceremonies of the Phipps Clinic in Baltimore deserves a permanent place in literature. The author feels that Osler would have succeeded in any field, because he was blessed with a many-sided mind and a great spirit.


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Article from the "Oxford Times" on Osler's lecture "The Beginnings of Modern Medicine," delivered at Oxford Summer School on August 9, 1909.


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From the Cincinnati Enquirer, "Old-World Chitchat; by M. Coligny; Spirit of Understanding and Co-Operation in World Politics and Medicine." Editorial discusses Osler's influence on medicine and politics, and the establishment of the Inter-Allied Fellowship of Medicine.


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"Dr. Osler Victimized," from the Post. At the alumni dinner of Johns Hopkins University, President Remsen revealed that Osler suffered so much from sensitiveness over the "Osler theory" reputation that he now travels under an assumed name. Ramsen also stated that Osler would soon give up his post at Oxford and return to Baltimore.


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Handwritten notes, possibly by Thomas Archibald Malloch, regarding degrees and diplomas awarded to Osler from October 1, 1871 to May 12, 1920. [See CUS417/8.6]


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"Dock Reminiscences." Mrs. Dock recalls that at a British Medical Association meeting, when Osler was approached by an eager admirer, he claimed not to be Osler but to be Dr. Egerton Y. Davis of Canada.


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Notes on the history of the Fellowship of Medicine and Post-Graduate Medical Association and Osler's involvement with it.


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"Luncheon Glimpses of Sir William Osler During the War," by Edgar L. Gilcreest, University of California, San Francisco. Gilcreest recalls several short anecdotes portraying Osler's humour and kindness.


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Maude Abbott's classified bibliography of Osler's works from 1877-1884.


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Bibliography of Osler's writings published in the Canadian Journal of Medicine and Surgery, Transactions of the Canadian Medical Association, Transactions of the Ontario Medical Association, and other Canadian journals.


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Bibliography of Osler's writings, from Medical News, 1884, Vol. 44. Additional notes by Thomas McCrae.


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"At 13 Norham Gardens." Author [S.E. Whitnall?] recalls Osler's Sunday tea parties at Oxford. He writes of Osler's generosity, kindness and constant memory.


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"Osler, The Epigrammatic: Some of the celebrated physician's views expressed during the course of the last three years to the student body of the Johns Hopkins Medical School," from "The Baltimore News."


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"Oslerisms." A collection of Osler's aphorisms from his Baltimore days.

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