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Letters sent to Adami, John George


Date: 
(ca March 3, 1911)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Postcard. Osler had a glorious trip on the Nile. Mention of James Ross. Greetings.


Date: 
October 2, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler will miss Adami as he is going to Glasgow. He gives his opinion on an offer made to Adami from the North Western (in Chicago). It would be a great loss for Montreal, but if the conditions are so interesting in Chicago, he cannot refuse. Civilities.


Date: 
March 25, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry he missed Adami, but he was with J.K. Mitchell and had to attend to an urgent case.


Date: 
February 22, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that Adami declined the Chicago position. He comment favourably on Adami's work in Montreal. He does not understand why some people have not properly appreciated it. Osler hopes he is coming this summer. He asks Adami if he is going to the Congress at Rome. He hopes to be there early in April. Osler is delighted to hear of Archie Malloch who is a fine type of man. Harry Wright is a good chap but not quite so able. Civilities.


Date: 
March 20, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler recommends to Adami's care Sir Bertrand Dawson and his wife, who will be traveling in America and will pass through Montreal at the end of April. Dawson is a physician to the London Hospital and physician extraordinary to the King. He is going to look over medical education in America.


Date: 
January 8, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Adami for his letter. Disgusted about the selection of Roddick which is not concluded yet. His opinion is that it could have been stopped by Grey, who would have a feeling that it would stir up jealousy in the French Canadians and the Ontario men if Roddick alone was selected. Mentions the political approaches made to set the matter. Sorry that Shepherd is still ill. Glad that a department for Experimental Medicine has been started at McGill. Civilities.


Date: 
February 11, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

It could not harm to write to Grey, with whom he talked frankly when he was staying with Osler last summer. Osler will take the opportunity of talking with Harcourt privately, to get it arranged for Dominion Day. He has suggested to Grey that Lachapelle should go in at the same time. The former is a fine fellow and it would please the French Canadians. Hopes to see him in May. Civilities.


Date: 
April 30, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler has promised Shepherd to stay with him. He is sailing in the Empress on the 15th to Montreal. Will see Adami next week in Washington. Civilities.


Date: 
May 15, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Adami for the Brunonian book he received (at the Osler dinner given by the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Montreal on the 14th of May). Civilities.


Date: 
October 27, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Adami for his interesting addresses. Compliments on the tribute to Foster (Adami's address "A Great Teacher (Sir Michael Foster) and his Work"). Sends him a couple of addresses. Mentions that W.W. Francis left after a pleasant visit. Osler thinks he will be able to do the Journal work well. Comments about him.


Date: 
January 3, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler lets Adami know about his disappointment that Roddick's name was not on the New Year's Honours List. Thinks that there must be some hitch within the inner circles. Allen and the other Australians get recognition, but have certainly not anything like the position that Roddick has reached. Mentions that the profession is not in very good odour with the Court or the Government. Herringham should have a knighthood for his work done as Secretary General to the (International) Congress, but did not. Civilities


Date: 
February 3, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler deplores the situation (Roddick affair). Cannot make out where the hitch occurred. There is an adverse influence somewhere. Perhaps they can settle it for July. Mentions that his address (on Short circuiting) is making a strong impression here. Civilities


Date: 
March 14, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Adami on the Fotherwillian (medal by the Medical Society of London).


Date: 
May 1, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler asks Adami where he is (in England) because he would like to see him.


Date: 
June 2, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler has to be in London on the 8th. Will arrange to see Adami and his family in Oxford later. Glad to see him in Cambridge. They stay with the Allbutts.


Date: 
October 9, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler finds Adami's suggestion interesting (preparations for a Medical History of the War and a War museum). Tells him that the histories and reports of cases of wounded, and the reports on the operations, are very good. The difficulty is that they are all filed away. Afraid that they are up against the Red Tape in the army, but he will send Adami's letter to Keogh. Suggests he write to the Lancet. Word about the climate in England. Mentions his talks to the soldiers on the general subject of health, and particularly about typhoid inoculation. Civilities.


Date: 
October 12, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler sends Adami an extract of a letter from Keogh, who is favourable to Adami's suggestion. Will induce Keogh to send on Adami's letter to Bradford, Herringham, and Wright.


Date: 
November 4, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler enthusiastically compliments Adami on the second edition of the Student's Textbook (Adami and McCrae). Mentions that he hopes to see McCrae before long. They are very busy working and hopeful. Sorry that W.W. Francis is knocked out again. Civilities.


Date: 
December 4, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Like Adami, Osler has been looking for positive information and photographs (mutilated Belgian Children about whom Canadian and American papers were full). He does not believe there has been a single case of mutilation in England. Will ask Van der Essen, one of the leading Belgians here, if he knows of any. Asks him if he read the editorial in the Spectator on the third person. The latter is still active and lying. Mentions that he wishes that the Government would suppress the newspapers during war and issue a weekly bulletin. All goes well. Civilities.


Date: 
December 24, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler advises Malone to apply directly to the English Red Cross, where, with Adami's and Osler's letters, he would be sure to get work. Will find out from Malloch who visits them for Christmas, if there could be a chance with Mrs. Guest's hospital. Civilities. Season's greetings. Has no word about McGill Unit. Will jog Keogh again.


Date: 
January 16, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

He cannot get away in time for the examiners tomorrow. Barlow wrote him that Adami and Jones have been asked to attend. Advises him to put it hot. Power must be given to clear out the women and segregate them until well. The police are helpless.


Date: 
(January 1915 ?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler informs Adami that the tea is at 4 o'clock and the paper at 5 tomorrow. Gibson reads on Old Catalogues and of Bodleian. Says that it is not really bracing. Glad that the D.G. went (to a meeting of the National Society for Prevention of vascular disease). Asks him to bring Archibald Malloch. Civilities.


Date: 
May 11, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler mentions that he wrote to Keogh suggesting that for the time, at any rate, all specimens should go to the College of Surgeons, where a committee of the Army Board could select suitable teaching specimens for Millbank. He urged him to send a memorandum to all the hospitals ordering the specimens to be sent to Lincolns Inn Fields. (Explanations from Adami, it was further re negotiations about the establishment of a War Museum.)


Date: 
May 13, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry that he cannot attends the admission ceremony (College of Physicians). Welcome to the Society of Linacre and Caius.


Date: 
May 15, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler mentions that he had a sympathetic letter from Keogh about the College of Surgeons scheme. Thinks the College could discount the possibility of a big army museum and do the work on the understanding that at any time the Millbank Museum could have selections of teaching specimens. Asks why Martin could not take over (Fraser) Gurd on his staff at the King George. He has dropped him a line on the subject and induces Adami to see him. Civilities.


Date: 
May 18, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Regarding Fraser Gurd. If he went in at first as a voluntary assistant they would soon find his value.


Date: 
September 29, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler is off to Leeds and Manchester tomorrow. Invites him to come for next weekend.


Date: 
October 7, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler invites Adami to lunch on the 13th at the Imperial Restaurant to meet Beal of the American Hospital of Paignton. Mentions that they are expecting him for the weekend. Osler asks Adami who is Jones first assistant and if Parsons is still in the office.


Date: 
November 18, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Adami and gives details about the fire of the dining-room. Revere and he went with wet towels over their faces to save books.


Date: 
November 24, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler called Adami regarding the McGill Unit as the Jesuit College to which they are assigned is a hopeless hole. He hoped to see Jones. Drum told him there is nothing else, but to make the best of it. His opinion is that it is not a good thing to get a first -class group of men disgruntled and unhappy. Asks him to say nothing to Jones about it. He has written to Birkett to do what he can to make the place of service. Archie was enchanted with his visit .

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