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

Arrangements for Murphy's visit to Oxford to see Osler, Collier, and Whitelocke. He writes of matters relating to the Oxford Medical Publications, particularly of manuscripts by Iwan Bloch and Metschnikoff.


From: 
Roddick, Thomas George
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Roddick provides a list of members of the (McGill) Dinner Club, which includes Osler's name.


From: 
Secretary of Saville Club
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

The Secretary of the Savile Club provides Cushing with details of Osler's association with the Club. [See CUS417/6.42]


From: 
Savage, George A.H.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Savage invites Osler to become a member of the very old and very exclusive College Club. This letter was inserted in Osler's copy of "The History of the College Club of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons." Incl. ms. notes.


From: 
Allchin, W.N.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Allchin discusses a medical case. He informs Osler of his election to the College Club.


From: 
Rolleston, Humphry Davy
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Rolleston was surprised to hear of Moore's election to the Chair of the College of Physicians. He did not realize that F. Taylor, the present Chair, was ill and that he had vacated his post as a result. This letter was inserted in Osler's copy of "The History of the College Club of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons." Incl. ms. notes.


From: 
Bywater, Ingram
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Bywater informs Osler that his name has been suggested for membership to the Roxburghe Club.


From: 
Aldenham, Lord
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Aldenham, the Vice-President of the Roxburghe Club, informs Osler that he has been elected a member of the Club.


From: 
Murray, John
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Murray, the Treasurer of the Roxburghe Club, sends Osler a Banker's order to collect his subscription to the Club.


From: 
Phelps, L.R.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Phelps asks Osler to donate money for "the body and soul" of Dr. R.T. Elliott.


From: 
Cushing, Harvey
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Cushing believes that the list Malloch prepared of Osler's degrees is incomplete. Malloch responds at bottom of page and on verso with a list of degrees and diplomas awarded to Osler throughout his career. [See CUS417/8.5]


From: 
Brebner, James
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Brebner writes that the Honorary Degree of LL.D. was conferred upon Osler by the University of Toronto, in absentia, at the regular Commencement Exercises held on June 10, 1899. Other recipients of the Degree at this time include Dr. John Beattie Crozier, Dr. George M. Dawson, Mr. J.C. Glashan, G.M. Grant, and Sir John Murray. Osler also received the Honorary Degree of D.C.L. in 1902 from the University of Trinity College of Toronto.


From: 
Nicholson, J.A.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Nicholson writes that Osler was granted the degree of LL.D. by McGill University on April 30, 1895, in absentia, during the annual meeting of Convocation.


From: 
Toule, F.A. (?)
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Toule writes that Osler became a member of the Royal Society on June 9, 1898. Osler's name had been recommended for election by the Council of the Society on May 5, 1898.


From: 
Landis, H.R.M.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

On Maude Abbott's request, Landis will compile a list of Osler's activities in Pathology while in Philadelphia. He advises Cushing to consult Medical News, December 13, 1884, p. 673 for material on Egerton Y. Davis [Osler's pseudonym].


From: 
Landis, H.R.M.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Landis reports on his progress with a list of Osler's activities in Pathology while in Philadelphia. He reveals that Osler's satirical letter published in Medical News in 1884 under the name Egerton Y. Davis was taken seriously by other members of the profession.


From: 
Hays, Minis
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Hays did not keep any of his correspondence with Osler. He writes of Osler's penchant for practical jokes, such as his article in Medical News, signed Egerton Y. Davis.


From: 
Cushing, Harvey
To: 
Thomson, Arthur
Abstract: 

Cushing asks Thomson to explain how medical examinations are conducted in England. He would like to know if outside Examiners are called in, how there are chosen, and who they were between the years 1906-1919. Thomson replies on verso. [See CUS417/10.3 and CUS417/10.4]


From: 
Thomson, Arthur
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Thomson has enclosed a list of outside medical examiners in England during the years 1906-1919. [See CUS417/10.2 and CUS417/10.4]


From: 
Thomson, Arthur
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Thomson lists the names of outside medical examiners in England between the years 1906-1919. [See CUS417/10.2 and CUS417/10.3]


From: 
Dodd, J.A.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Dodd will be glad to send Cushing a copy of his paper on Ewelme. [See CUS417/11.9]


From: 
Shuffrey, J. Allen
To: 
Paintin, Harry
Abstract: 

Shuffrey has kept his drawing of Ewelme and would like Cushing to have it for his biography on Osler. He demands a small copyright fee and asks that his name appear on the reproduction.


From: 
Paintin, Harry
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Paintin sends Cushing, J. Allen Shuffrey's drawing of Ewelme, but he has not been able to secure Mr. Howard's photographs. He writes of the visit of the Oxford Architectural and Historical Society to Ewelme on October 18, 1909. During the visit, Osler, the Master of the Hospital, treated the party to tea on the Rectory Lawn and spoke of the "gentle Duchess" of Suffolk, Alice Chaucer. Paintin writes of a humorous incident involving George Randell Higgins and Osler.


From: 
Shuffrey, J. Allen
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Shuffrey has received Cushing's cheque for his drawing of Ewelme. He has several more drawings of Oxford and would be happy to sell them to Cushing should he need them.


From: 
Paintin, Harry
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Paintin will send Cushing a copy of his article on Ewelme. [For article, see CUS417/11.2]


From: 
Flower, C.T.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Flower informs Cushing that the records of the Almshouses at Ewelme are described in Appendices to the Eight (1881) and Ninth (1883) Reports of the Historical Manuscripts Commissions. Flower is certain that Osler knew of these records when he put his Muniment Room in order in 1906.


From: 
Willis, Margaret A.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Willis is glad that the papers she sent Cushing will be helpful to his research. She thanks him for promising to become a member of the Fellowship. She will inform Sir John MacAlister of this news when he returns from holiday.


From: 
Willis, Margaret A.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Willis has been asked by Sir John MacAlister to prepare a report on Osler's association with the Fellowship of Medicine. Osler played a large part in the early life of the Fellowship. [For details of the report see CUS417/12.5-7]


From: 
Neal, James
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

The Central Ethical Committee will conduct an enquiry into the publication and issue of the "Family Encyclopedia of Medicine." Neal asks Osler to provide information and an explanation of his involvement in the affair to the Committee. Incl. ms. notes.


From: 
Thursfield, Hugh
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Thursfield, along with many others, is furious that his name was published as a contributor to the "Family Encyclopedia of Medicine." He demands that his name be withdrawn and a public apology made.

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