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Letters sent to Adami, John George


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

Osler is distressed at Rhea's illness. Explains that he has been apprehensive for a long time, but a year ago could not find any traces. Will see Rhea next week and will write to him.


Date: 
April 3, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler gives Adami good news about Rhea. Has written to Finley about him. Suggests a cure in a sanatorium. He did not bother Rhea with details at this stage. Suggests to send him into Nordrach-on-Dee, or Rhea may prefer to go to St. Agathe.


Date: 
April 3, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Pinewood is a delightful spot, but Rhea should get somewhere for a prolonged cure, and the choice of the place in England or Canada should be left to him. The Oslers would be glad to have him here. Mentions that they will go on the 24th to Sidmouth for a few weeks.


Date: 
April 17, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates and thanks Adami for his "Medical Contributions to the Study of Evolution". It is just the volume he lacked in the evolution section of his bibliotheca prima. They go to Sidmouth next Wednesday. Mentions Isabel. Asks if Rhea has gone to the sanatorium.


Date: 
April 25, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler gives Adami permission to mention his name, but asks him not to show the report. Answers him about the postgraduate medical education question. He knows Cunliffe. Asks him to send the enclosed to Rhea. Hopes to see Isabel this morning.


Date: 
May 21, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler asks Adami for news of Rhea. News from Isabel at Lady Allen's Home for Convalescent Canadian Officers. They enjoyed their stay there (in Devon). W.W. Francis has been with them for three weeks convalescing from Bronchitis.


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

(Postcard). Osler agrees with Adami's suggestion about having Rhea attached to No.3 Canadian General in France where he could collect material for a national Medical War Museum. Mentions that he will invite Rhea for a visit at the Open Arms.


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

Osler comments on some etchings which he put in his Bright's Travels copy. He has written to Mathews. Sorry not to have sent the lecture, he is busy with the exams. He recently got Copernicus "De Revol. Orb Celest", 1543 and the Edition Principal of Plato, Aldine 1513. Plato comes in as the founder of psychology. Mentions Phoebe Wright wedding with Reginald Fitz tomorrow.


Date: 
July 15, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler informs Adami that Elder has left No.3 Canadian General Hospital. Asks him to whom he should write. Maybe to Birkett. They would push the work (Rhea's studies upon war injuries of bones, as a war memorial by No.3 Canadian) through England. He has arranged for the printing of Strong's Report on Trench Fever. Will let him have the Ty. Spine for August. Civilities.


Date: 
July 25, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

(Postcard). Osler asks Adami if there is any chance of having Maude Abbott in England to collect Museum material. She has asked for it.


Date: 
July 26, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler will write to Bazin. Sorry to hear that Rhea is still here. He should go home. Explains why he had heard false rumours on his account. Armour and Grace were asking him to slacken work. So Osler decided to get out of taking charge of the Swiss Delegation for the Government and had to give a reason to Buchan. Will try to take it easy for the next three months.


Date: 
September 6, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler asks Adami where Findley is. Would like to invite the latter with Meakins for a dinner at the Athenaeum. Asks Adami to join them. Would also invite Peterson and Falconer.


Date: 
September 8, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Finley writes that he may not be able to come to Osler's dinner at the Athenaeum. Strong will probably be there and Meakins has accepted.


Date: 
September 23, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler offers Adami news from W.W. Francis who arrived last evening. Collier and he examined him and there is no trace of disease in the lungs. The rest would put him in good form. The insomnia has been the chief trouble.


Date: 
December 6, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler apologizes for a Medical Society meeting he missed. Armour reports to him that Adami made a strong appeal for reconstruction. Their p.g. scheme is now in the hands of the Special Hospitals. Hopes to have a General Meeting before long.


Date: 
December 18, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler compliments Adami on his book (account of the Canadian Medical Corps). Wishes that Adami had put in a picture of Jones. Invites him for a weekend after the new year. Would like to talk over many things with him. Norman Gwyn is here on leave. W.W. Francis is much better. Saw Allbutt at a War Office meeting.


Date: 
January 6, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Olser regrets not being able to be at the meeting (Adami's address at the Royal Institute of Public Health in "The Policy of Ostrich"). He must attend to a quarterly Radcliffe Infirmary Court. Suggests three actions regarding the Venereal Diseases : 1. determine the incidence in the community by a special study 2. Education of the public on the importance of prophylaxis. 3. Arrange for the cheap and efficient method of distribution. States that this work could be done without in any way diminishing the intensity of the moral campaign. Will ask all the Editors of the London Dailies for a full report of the meeting.


Date: 
January 6, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Wyatt Johnston spent a few days with them. Good comments on the latter. Mentions the Johnston's plans. Asks him what they could do to get Johnston recalled. Asks for his help.


Date: 
January 18, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler incites Adami to go to Barrett's lecture on Venereal Disease in Egypt. Agrees that Klotz would be the right person to make a study of the question. Worthin's figures seem excessive to him. Sad about Peterson's illness.


Date: 
February 27, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler invites Adami to the Dinner of the Athenaeum Club on March 7th, to meet Washburn of the American Expeditionary Force.


Date: 
January 29, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

(Postcard). Osler wishes that the National Council would take Adami's paper. Comments about it. Wonders if the Faculty of Insurn. would take it. Refers him to the Times of today. Recommends he add "in Venereal Disease" to his title. Jokes about the cataloguing of his pamphlet.


Date: 
March 25, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler asks Adami to look over the conditions of his gift of his library to McGill. Asks him to talk about it with Birkett, and to make corrections and suggestions.


Date: 
April 2, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Adami for his suggestions which he found good. His opinion is that the librarian should be present at the meeting, like at the Radcliffe and at the Bodleian. Gives his opinion about the books already in the library, he is doubtful. Explains that he had already weeded out the ones he did not want in his library. States that he is after quality, not numbers.


Date: 
April 20, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Adami for a drawing of the opening of the Radcliffe Infirmary. Thinks that W.W. Francis should go back to Montreal. Details about it.


Date: 
April 25, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler hopes that Adami will come to a meeting of the Royal Society of Medicine, at which they will discuss the postgraduate scheme. He has been in bed with an infected tooth. Deplores it as he had to ask Rolleston to take charge of the Graham dinner. P.S. They are asking all the Overseas representatives and the American Ambassador.


Date: 
April 25, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler has been in bed with an infected tooth. Deplores it as he had to ask Rolleston to take charge of the Graham dinner.


Date: 
April 30, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Account of the meeting about the postgraduate scheme. Birkett spoke very well. Put up Adami's name at the Athenaeum, Allbutt has seconded. Details on the rules of the election at the Athenaeum.


Date: 
May 14, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Singer suggests that it would be fine to present the Osler Memorial Volumes after the meeting of the Royal Society of Medicine (July 11th). They should ask Rolleston for the official permission. Hopes he will come to listen to Smith's paper on Rabelais at the next meeting of the Historical Section. Asks him for names of Rabelais students who should be invited. Mentions the drawing of the Radcliffe.


Date: 
May 23, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler asks Adami for information about the sender of a cable he received. Heard rumours that Gilbert Murray was a serious prospect to be asked for the Vice-Chancellorship of Liverpool. Thinks that the latter will not accept. Details about it.


Date: 
May 25, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler will not answer a cable. Comments about S. Glad the prospects for the Vice-Chancellorship of Liverpool is hopeful. Had written to Glynn Jr. about it. Civilities.

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