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From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler would like to donate to the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia his duplicate copy of Lelut's "L'Amulette de Pascal," 1840.


From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler would like to donate to the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia his duplicate copy of Dodonaeus's "Medicinalium Observationum...," 1521.


From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler would like to donate to the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia a copy of "Medicina Diastatica Paracelsus." He asks Fisher to send him a list of Incunabula held by the Library, which he will include in the appendix of his paper on earliest printed medical books.


From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler writes of the fire in his dining room, which nearly ruined his incunabula and manuscripts. He urges Fisher to tell the Library Committee of the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia to spend plenty of money on manuscripts and incunabula over the next 3-4 years, as they will be plentiful and cheap.


From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Unidentified
Abstract: 

Osler writes of rare manuscripts. He hopes to see unidentified addressee at the upcoming Medical History meeting.


From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler asks Fisher if the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia has a copy of "Bills of Mortality" and pictures of the Siamese twins.


From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler would like to donate to the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia a rare copy of Sydenham's "Observationes Medicae," 1676.


From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler would like to donate to the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia the 1485 edition of "Opus Repertorii Prognosticon." Osler has finished his card catalogue with help from a Bodleian Library employee. Osler will send Fisher a copy of his list of Medical Incunabula to 1480, on which he would like Fisher to mark off the volumes that the Library has.


From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler writes of library collections, his own and that of the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. He is sorry to hear of Jack Mitchell's death.


From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler extends his sympathy to Fisher, who suffers from the loss of a family member. He asks Fisher to keep an eye out for the 1846 issue of the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. He provides a list of duplicates from which Fisher can pick what he would like for the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia


From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler would like to donate literature on Siamese twins to the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. He urges Fisher to make his collection on Siamese twins as complete as possible.


From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler compliments Fisher on the Incunabula list of the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Osler writes of his own illness and of the death of F.P. Henry.


From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler sends Fisher a list of English and American practitioners in Europe, which may be useful for the Fellows whose patients are going abroad. Osler is excited about the new Library building [possibly in Philadelphia]. He thinks Fisher should be sent to Europe to study incunabula and shelving.


From: 
Jackson, Edward
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Jackson sends Cushing a copy of his article on Osler, which appeared in "Colorado Medicine," January, 1920. Jackson writes that he got to know Osler in the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Osler and Jackson began practicing in Philadelphia around the same time.


From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Frisk, Samuel A.
Abstract: 

Excerpt taken from "Medical Libraries," published in Denver, 1898 and 1899. Transcript of letter from Osler to Dr. Samuel A. Frisk regarding a Medical Libraries Fund.


From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jackson, Edward
Abstract: 

Osler writes of S. Weir Mitchell and of the war in Europe.


From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jackson, Edward
Abstract: 

Osler sends a letter of thanks for having been mentioned in the company of Clifford Allbutt, Hughlings Jackson, Jonathan Hutchinson and Sir William Gowers for extraordinary service to the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital. Includes transcript of quotation to which Osler refers in letter.


From: 
Noyes, Marcia C.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Noyes will send Cushing the Osler number of the Maryland Medical Journal and letters from Osler. She has kept very few of the hundreds of letters that Osler sent her over the years; some she gave away to Osler's students who wanted his signature.


From: 
Burgh, Alfred de
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

De Burgh sends Osler a letter written by James Mills after an examination of the Petty manuscripts. [See CUS417/5.38]


From: 
Mills, James
To: 
Brambell, Mr.
Abstract: 

Mills reports on his findings after examining the Petty manuscripts, which were donated to the Library at Trinity College by Osler. [See CUS417/5.37]


From: 
Bell, Fred C.
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Bell writes that Osler presented three books by Selkirk to the Winnipeg Public Library in 1910. Each book bears an inscription in Osler's own handwriting. Osler found the books in Amsterdam, and wanted to donate them to a Canadian Library. Additional notes by A.M. [possibly Malloch]. For list of books, see CUS417/5.5.


From: 
Osler, William
To: 
James, Walter B.
Abstract: 

Osler writes of a very rare edition of Harvey's "De Motu Cordis." [See CUS417/5.43]


From: 
James, Walter B.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

James does not have many letters from Osler, but has found a postcard from him dated February 27, 1906 regarding a rare edition of Harvey's "De Motu Cordis." [See CUS417/5.42]


From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Osler has sent Cushing a copy of the Plantin Edition of Vesalius.


From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Osler had already sent Cushing the Plantin Edition of Vesalius, when Cushing placed an order for it with Maggs Bros.


From: 
Barlow, H.M.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Barlow has enclosed a list of books Sir William gave to the College Library [possibly referring to CUS417/5.1].


From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Williams, John Whitridge
Abstract: 

Osler writes of Davidson and Penfield. He asks if either Williams or the Johns Hopkins Medical Library have Reynald's "Birth of Mankind," 1545.


From: 
Chauffard, Anatole
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Chauffard has no letters of interest from Osler to give to Cushing for his research. However, he spent time with Osler on his trip to France in 1909 and got to know him well. Osler bequeathed a rare edition of the works of Ambrois Paré to the Library of the Paris Medical Faculty. Chauffard is saddened by Osler's premature death.


From: 
Osler, William
To: 
"Gask" (J.B. Murphy?)
Abstract: 

Osler encloses a list of men whom he has contacted with letters of introduction for "Gask", possibly J.B. Murphy. List of men appears on verso.


From: 
Murphy, J. Keogh
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Arrangements for Murphy's visit to Oxford to meet with Osler, Collier, Townshend and Whitelocke. He discusses matters relating to the Oxford Medical Publications.

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