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Letters sent to Blackader, Alexander Dougall


Date: 
July 13, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blackader, Alexander Dougall
Abstract: 

Osler writes that he saw his son today. Did not know he was at war until Armour phoned him to come up. Details on his case. Reassures him. He is most comfortable at the new Hospital. He will keep Blackader posted. Civilities.


Date: 
August 10, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blackader, Alexander Dougall
Abstract: 

Osler offers Balckader sympathies on the death of his son. Details on his case. He saw him everyday till the 6th. Osler was present when he died. Good comments on his wife. Civilities.


Date: 
January 30, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blackader, Alexander Dougall
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that they have decided to hold the Canadian Medical Association, does not approve the lapse. Will ask Russell and others to send papers. Malloch and Mayo have wonderful specimens of heart. The British Medical Journal has all the references to the articles published in the Insurance act and in the Medical Profession. Comments on the Research Committee. Regrets not to have seen his wife, but he was hard pressed and troubled over the CAMC business. Realizes how their heart must ache. Mentions Revere. The latter keeps well, but the worst is still to come. Will remember the memorial library. Civilities.


Date: 
February 19, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blackader, Alexander Dougall
Abstract: 

Osler is glad they had a good meeting of the old association. All goes well here. Mentions their anxiety about Revere. He sees Adami very often. Armstrong and Primrose will visit them. Good comments on Finlay's work. Will keep his eye open for any special books for the Library (in memory of his son). Civilities.


Date: 
June 15, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blackader, Alexander Dougall
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Blackader on the memorial of Blackader's son. Instead of a subscription, he will send from time to time some old books on the subject (architecture). He is sending a 1525 Vibrunus. Will keep an eye open for any books that the latter's friends could buy for the Library. - Attached is a letter from Blackader to Cushing giving information on the previous letter.


Date: 
August 28, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blackader, Alexander Dougall
Abstract: 

Osler encloses the open letter sent to the Dean regarding the new clinics. Urges him to give it his careful consideration.


Date: 
September 12, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blackader, Alexander Dougall
Abstract: 

(from the secretary's notebook). Osler wishes to get greater sympathy between the Royal Victoria Hospital and the Montreal General Hospital. Hopes the scheme for the new clinics on modern lines may mature, but realises that these are hard times.