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Letters sent to Adami, John George


Date: 
November 27, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler asks Adami for precisions on the cultural differences between B. Typhosus and B. para-A and B. para-B. Wonders if it is sufficient to warrant the statement that there are species, as Torrantes states in the British Medical Journal. Wonders if they are not rather strains as with the pneumococcus.


Date: 
November 30, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Adami for his note on the B. Typhus. Suggests that it would be worth while to talk to Barlow and get the Venereal Commission to approach the War Office and urge extension of police powers to deal with the question.


Date: 
December 8, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler informs Adami that there will be a meeting of the Council of the National Council for combating venereal diseases on the 17th of December. Asks him if he is a member and if not, to come on invitation of Barlow, the President, and make a claim for efficient police regulations.


Date: 
December 30, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Sorry that Yates is not so well. He is himself housed with Influenza. Afraid of the train journey. Wired Russell to get James Mackenzie to see Yates again. Invitation to visit them. Best wishes for 1916.


Date: 
March 29, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler deplores C. Mines' death, the Professor of Physiology at McGill. Asks Adami if it was suicide. All goes well in the country and in the army. They are busy. Hopes to hear from Keogh that he can take the McGill Unit. Civilities.


Date: 
October 5, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler writes that Bruce has not yet responded to his queries regarding Gen. G.C. Jones's and the Canadian Army Medical Corps affair. If Jones was not consulted about the Hospital Commission, Osler will write a letter of protest to Hughes, send a cable to Sir Robert Borden, and resign his positions as consultant to the Canadian Army Hospitals.


Date: 
October 20, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler received a cable from Sir Robert Borden assuring him that Gen. G.C. Jones would not be dismissed without full consideration of his case in Canada. Osler has sent in his resignation as consultant to several Canadian Army Hospitals.


Date: 
November 22, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler offers sympathiesfor Adami's wife who is dying. (She died December 8th). They are rejoicing in the CAMC changes. Perley has appointed a new commission, in which he is sorry not to be able to serve. Hopes that justice will be done to Jones. Bruce is supposed to go back home. Sarcastic comments on Sam Hughes' departure. Mentions Lady Drummond's joy about it. News of Revere. Mentions that he sent a cable to the Star as he heard rumors about his action from Canada.


Date: 
December 25, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Archibald Malloch told Osler that Adami was coming with his children. Understands that his wife is dead. Sympathizes for him and the children. Hoping to hear of Jones' reinstatement. Armour told him that he asked Russell to launch a libel suit against Bruce regarding the false statement made concerning Beechboro. Mentions his bronchitis. News of Revere.


Date: 
March 30, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Adami for sending a list of officers implicated in the Canadian Army Medical Corps affair [see CUS417/2.14]. He is sorry that Edith Campbell lost her job, as he does not see how she was implicated.


Date: 
January 30, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler writes that everyone is glad that Jones has returned to his post as Director of Medical Services after the Canadian Army Medical Corps affair. He understands that H.A. Bruce and S. Hughes are furious with him. He writes of Revere's movements with the Army.


Date: 
April 15, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Thanks for the book he gave him (Firmin Didota "Alde Mannuae"). Will put it next to Renoir Annales de l'Unpriniere Alde. Glad that Adami sent him his bookplate. He has the Leoni ceius Syphilis tractate. Mentions the Grocyn letter to Aldus in the 1499 Astrom. Veleres. Asks him for the figures of syphilis and gonorrhoea in the Canadian troops during the first two years. Mentions that the matter has been referred to in the House Committee sitting on the bill. The Bruce Report of the cases has given a great shock in Canada. Osler thinks that the figures could be useful to get increased police power against open prostitution.


Date: 
May 2, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Accepts something. There are very few Foreign Fellows in America. Believes that S.W.M. was the last. Welch would carry.


Date: 
May 17, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Miss Robinson is away until tomorrow. Good comments on her V.A.D. Hospital, and on the staff. Will let him know of something after seeing her. Thanks for the figure which he will quote. States that Robertson and Cuddwell were Army Surgeons, not Stephenson or Holmes. Deplores that there were no biographical details in M.A.'s sketch.


Date: 
May 18, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Details on their trying to find a place for a nurse who is under the wing of Adami. The V.A.D. Hospital is slack. Thinks that she would be happier at the Radcliffe. Details about it.


Date: 
June 6, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler returns Aadmi's papers. Glad that Isabel is better. Mentions that he had a nice visit at the American Hospital in Paignton and then at Torquay with Edmund Boyd Osler's son Jack. States that Sudhoff's researches point very clearly to antisyphilitic regulations before 1495 and Sudhoff scoffs at the Naples story. Some of the Yard lesions described by Celsus may have been syphilis.


Date: 
June 19, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler has no chance to get away as exams are on. Will try to come on Friday but it depends on the time at which the chemistry men finish.


Date: 
(June 1917 ?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

(Card). Osler gives Adami the reference to Sudhoff's Graphische typographisite Ersttinge der syph. literature, 1912, p.25. It deals with the Naples myth. It refers to the origin of the disease in the Army of Naples.


Date: 
September 17, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Adami for his message of sympathy. They are facing the blow bravely. Invitation to Isabel to visit them.


Date: 
September 22, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler invites Adami and Isabel for the next weekend. Could introduce his daughter to Radclivian circles. They have just returned from Swanage.


Date: 
November 27, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler is glad about the news for the Journal scheme. Asks Adami about the grant. Asks him if he had seen the Bulletin issued by the American Red Cross.


Date: 
December 28, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler fears that there is going to be trouble at Cardiff about the mixing of the Pathological and Preventive Medicine. Information about it. P.S. Isabel has just gone.


Date: 
January 5, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry that Macphail is not favourable to a Journal, as his support seems important. Will see the latter next week on that subject.


Date: 
January 20, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler has asked Armour and Colmer to look after Adami (at the Canada Club Lunch), as he is abed with the flu.


Date: 
January 28, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler deplores the death of John McCrae. Asks him to send an obituary notice to the British Medical Journal or Lancet. Mentions his daughter Isabel.


Date: 
January 29, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

W.W. Francis is here and told him that John McCrae had meningitis, the pneumonia was not severe. Will send a note to the Lancet but asks him to write the obituary. Mentions Thomas McCrae's sorrow about the death of his beloved brother. Mentions his daughter Isabel.


Date: 
(January, 1918 ?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Favourable comments on the notice on John McCrae. Osler is sending one to Nature. Asks Adami for news about the Journal scheme. Wants Singer to be posted about Adami's history methods. Thanks for the bundles of biographical reprints he sent. Mentions a box of Anaesthesia material sent by Morton, son of the M.


Date: 
February 1, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

They do not have a photo of John McCrae. Suggests he ask to Miss Max-Colyer Ferguson who can possibly have one.


Date: 
February 24, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler asks Adami where McCarrison results have been confirmed. Doubtful about him and his work on cures with different types of intestinal organisms. Asks him if he knows him personally.


Date: 
March 1, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler returns the paper for McCarrisons candidature for the F.R.S. signed. He would have prefer if the latter has done the work under adverse circumstances. There are serious flaws in his work.

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