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Letters sent to Adami, John George


Date: 
May 23, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler encourages Adami to accept the offer of Chair of Pathology at Pennsylvania University. Additional notes by Adami.


Date: 
December 15, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Invitation to the Tuberculosis exhibit at McCoy Hall in Baltimore. Osler requests that Adami present a lecture at the event. Additional notes by Adami. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
December 22, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler approves of Adami's lecture subject for the Tuberculosis exhibit at McCoy Hall in Baltimore. Other presenters include Drs. Flick, Ravenel, Salmon, Knopf, and Hoffman.


Date: 
March 17, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry to hear that Adami declined the position as Chair of Pathology in Philadelphia. He was disappointed not to see Adami's name in the Royal Society list. Osler has procured an original copy of "De Generatione Anamalium" for the library. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
February 1, 1904
From: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Jacobs reports on the motion made at a recent Conference in Baltimore, presided over by Welch and attended by a number of physicians interested in the study of Tuberculosis, to create a committee to deal with the present Tuberculosis issue in the U.S. The members of the committee are: Osler, Trudeau, T. Smith, Adami, V.Y. Bowditch, Knopf, Ravenel, Klebs, Janeway, Jacobs, Bracken, Flick and Biggs.


Date: 
September 12, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Adami for his words of congratulations upon his appointment to the Regius Professorship of Medicine at Oxford. He writes of the work he has done with Maude Abbott in Montreal. Osler is sad to leave Baltimore, but he is looking forward to a quieter life in Oxford.


Date: 
October 19, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that Adami enjoyed the book he sent. He apologizes for the delay in returning McCrae's paper.


Date: 
November 17, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler would like to raise funds for the Museum Catalogue that Maude Abbott has been working on. He asks for Adami's help in the matter. Additional notes by Adami.


Date: 
November 24, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler writes about his scheme to raise funds for the Museum Catalogue that Maude Abbot has been working on.


Date: 
February 19, 1905
From: 
Welch, William H.
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Invitation to the Maryland Club.


Date: 
May 20, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler asks Adami to send one copy of his sketch of Henley to Mrs. Robert Brewster. Civilities.


Date: 
March 24, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

If Adami is not able to come to the meeting at Munich, Osler will see him at Marburg with his assistant, young Gibson. Osler is curious to see the heart preparations.


Date: 
May 8, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler comments positively on his visit to Marburg and on the Congress. Ehrlich's assistant took Osler and his assistant all over the menagerie. Osler asks Adami if he had seen Dorothy Reid's study on the Hodgkin's Disease. He will send Aschoff a list of the literature. Word that he had been in Cambridge examining. Adami's note on the fact that he was in Aschoff's laboratory, working on his book on pathology.


Date: 
May 26, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Adami for the trouble he took about the Anatomy. It will be a good place for Wagstaffe. He will be glad to give him hospitality when he comes. The house is full with Mrs. Revere and Mrs. Osler's brother and sister but Adami can take his room in Christ Church. He mentions that he will be in London on the 6th to the 9th. Adami's note that he was working with Aschoff over the Fluid Crystals. Mentions that Wagstaffe did good work in the medical service during the war.


Date: 
August 31, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler reccommends William Francis to Adami to work in the pathological department. He mentions that he took experience with Welch. He is sorry not to have been able to come in Toronto because of his new house. Civilities.


Date: 
(Autumn 1906 ? )
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Adami on his article on the System (on Heredity and Disease). He complains about the delays that the printers are imposing. He hopes that the book will be out in January. He asks for news from the Catalogue. Osler announces that he will be in Montreal the 10 or the 11th of December. He mentions that the Harveian Oration kept him very busy. News from Roddick. Civilities. Gentle reminder thanking him to do anything he can for William Francis.


Date: 
December 15, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler declines an invitation to stay with Adami. Lady Osler prefers to be at the Hotel. Revere is looking forward to a visit to Gordon Sherries. He mentions that Shipley would make an ideal president (of the University of Toronto) but there are strong feelings against a Britisher. He gives details on his mother's centenary. Civilities. There are some notes by Adami on the letter.


Date: 
February 1, 1907
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler reminds Adami that he proposed he get Muller of Munich to give a lecture in Montreal. Osler gives a good word about Muller and suggests that he speaks on the organization of a medical clinic. Civilities.


Date: 
May 24, 1907
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler announces that he received a satisfactory letter from Gates ( rf. Rockefeller), confirming that he received Adami's communication and that he will confer with Welch about it. Osler mentions that everybody in England is deploring his loss. He hopes that Rockefeller will give money for a new block. Adami's explanation on the matter.


Date: 
(May 1907 ?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler tells Adami that he wrote to Gates and mentioned that the resources available will only suffice for a modern fire-proof building and hamper the faculty in the research work they were working on. An endowment of 500 000$ would enable the School to continue this work. He thanks Adami for the nice evening with all, and for his help for William Francis. Civilities.


Date: 
July 20, 1907
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Adami for the Money Order. He regrets not to have cabled him from Gotch and Thomson of the strength developed by Dreyer (for the Professorship of Pathology at Oxford which Adami had applied with Osler' approval). Details on the ballots. Mention that Welch thinks that after the buildings are up, Rockefeller could maybe give a request for research.


Date: 
August 8, 1907
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

(On the election of the Professor of Pathology at Oxford). In spite of limitations due to tendency to be more a bacteriologist than a pathologist, Dreyer is a good choice. He is congenial, speaks English very well, he is a stimulating teacher. Osler mentions that all of Bartholomew's men, Garrod, Church and others are disappointed that Andrews did not get it. Welch told him privately that Rockefeller will not do anything else for McGill at present towards the buildings, but will make endowment for research later.


Date: 
October 4, 1907
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that things are going on satisfactorily (at McGill). He had heard news about it by Peterson. Welch and Gates wrote hopefully and he thinks that the Rockefellers will give something specifically for research. Good comments on Rolleston in London. News from their holiday at Bude. The Leas say that the (Clarendon) Press is anxious to have his Pathology book and issue in England, very advantageously. Osler sends Adami the first number of the new journal of medicine. Civilities.


Date: 
November 19, 1907
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler sends Adami the Archdeacon's Dialogue. He includes details on its earlier edition. He thinks that Adami has got a bargain with the one he showed him. Osler asks him if he knows the American edition by Ordonaux. The best edition for reference is Sir Alexander Croke's. Hopes to see him on Thursday. Reference to the Johns Hopkins HP Bulletin 19 : 1908 : 286, "Archdeacon Rolstone's Philosophical Dialogue Concerning Decency and the Latrines of the Ancients."


Date: 
September 24, 1908
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler compliments Adami's book. He hopes he had a good Summer. Osler gives news from their holiday in Scotland. Mentions his sabbatical year which will bring him to Paris, Lyons, Montpellier and the Italian University towns. He would like to see Francis a McGill man adeundem. He has written to Petersen and Shepherd on the matter. Civilities.


Date: 
December 17, 1908
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler is delighted by the Harrington. He suggests that Adami sends a copy to Firth at Oxford and to Sydney Lee. Does not know of his translation of the code. Glad that it was in the Bulletin. Mention of the Gilbert's Magnet bought at the Amherst sale.


Date: 
April 28, 1909
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Adami for his bundle of reprints, and compliments them. Mention of his postponed sailing because of his cold. Hopes to see him in Washington. Will be in Montreal about June 12th and hopes to spend a week with him. Anxious to see the new buildings and the changes. Mills has not been doing well, has an infected bladder. He is better but the operation was not very successful. Civilities.


Date: 
June 18, 1909
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler does not think they could get another American soon after Mitchell. Perhaps next year. He will ask Bradford about it. Mentions that Adami's letter went to Brown Brothers who does not have a Paris house. Civilities.


Date: 
November 17, 1909
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Adami for the book. He is sure that volume II will be a success. Osler mentions that the best men here are using it exclusively. Comment on Boycott. Osler does not believe he could be dislocated. Asks him what position Adami would desire for him. Disappointed by the fact that Shipley missed the Professorship at the Cambridge School. Suggests he talk to Mills to get him on the Carnegie Pension while he is not completely recovered. Civilities.


Date: 
January 26, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler writes that it is too bad about W.W. Francis, but in the long run it may be the best thing that ever happened to him. It is not a bad attack, it may help him into Institution work, for which he is more adapted than for practice. He compliments Adami. He is delighted that Shipley got the Mastership. Civilities. Mentions his trip to Egypt with his Edmund Boyd Osler.

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