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Letters sent to Blumer, George Alder


Date: 
June 2, 1896
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blumer, George Alder
Abstract: 

Osler is collecting information on Paris medical men between '20 and '40, specifically in Laennec and Louis. He is also looking into American students who studied in Paris. Additional notes by Blumer. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
June 10, 1896
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blumer, George Alder
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Blumer for information on Paris medical men of 1820-40.


Date: 
December 29, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blumer, George Alder
Abstract: 

Osler writes that it was on oversight that the American Medico-Psychological Society was omitted from the newly organized American Committee of the International Medical Congress. Osler explains that Bowditch, Keen, himself and the rest of the organizing committee made and agreed upon the selections for the members of the American Committee, and the Psychological Society was not mentioned at that time.


Date: 
December 29, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blumer, George Alder
Abstract: 

Osler apologizes for not having thought to include a Medico-Psychology representative to the newly organized American Committee. Osler is working to add such a representative. He would have liked to have Blumer, Hurd or Brush on the Committee.


Date: 
June 1, 1900
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blumer, George Alder
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Blumer for lending him Gregory's lecture notes from the University of Edinburgh. Additional notes by Blumer.


Date: 
December 2, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blumer, George Alder
Abstract: 

Osler suggests that Blumer consult Fox-Bourne's "Life of Locke" for information on Mrs. Blumer. Additional notes by Blumer.


Date: 
December 5, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blumer, George Alder
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Blumer for sending a Jenner pamphlet. Osler would like to give Blumer his duplicate copy of "Life of Locke."


Date: 
December 11, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blumer, George Alder
Abstract: 

Osler sends Blumer an essay on Locke.


Date: 
January 6, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blumer, George Alder
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Blumer for some manuscript books that he sent, which will be deposited in the Surgeon General's Library. His position at Oxford will not give him the opportunity to hire his Canadian friends but his friends can visit him.


Date: 
July 10, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blumer, George Alder
Abstract: 

Osler gives explanations and excuses for a mistake by a man in Oxford who sent back Blumer's pamphlets because of the extra postage on pamphlets fees. Osler mentions Dr. Ely's death and George Blumer's nomination at Yale. There is a note attached by G. Alder Blumer about Dr. Ely, a venerable practitioner of Providence.


Date: 
November 13, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blumer, George Alder
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to have his letter with the memorandum of Glissom. He is glad that he likes his work at Yale and hopes that he will get a proper University Hospital organized, equipped and paid by the University without any outside help or interference. Osler is convinced that the greatest need in the medical profession in USA is the establishment of these clinics on Teutonic lines. He will send Blumer his Harveian Oration. Civilities.


Date: 
January 26, 1907
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blumer, George Alder
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to hear from Blumer. He gives encouragement to have the hospital matters settled {in Connecticut). Osler stipulates that in spleno-tuberculous cases of polycythema, the organ has been greatly enlarged. He mentions that he will attend the Congress (of American Physicians and Surgeons) in Spring.


Date: 
August 11, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blumer, George Alder
Abstract: 

Postcard. Osler is glad that Blumer finds the Notes of interest. He asks Blumer to send them anywhere he wishes. He is sure that he sent them, but it is probably a mistake. He wonders who did send them if Blumer did not. Civilities.


Date: 
March 1, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blumer, George Alder
Abstract: 

Osler compliments Blumer on his report. He seems to be very prosperous with his cash over-invested. Mentions the contrast with the Bodleian accounts. Mentions that he is coming in America in April for the Yale lectures. Civilities.


Date: 
February 2, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blumer, George Alder
Abstract: 

Osler encloses a letter from the President of the Royal College of Physicians. Understands by the last paragraph that they still may be able to do something. (Note from Blumer : Osler was trying to get Blumer in line for promotion from L.R.C.P. , Edinburgh to M.R.C.P., thence to Fellowship. It could not be accomplished, because he was not on the British Register.)


Date: 
October 7, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blumer, George Alder
Abstract: 

Osler compliments Blumer on sending a letter and for contributions. Requests the names of the Providence subscribers, to whom he can write and thank personally. Details on the settling of the Belgian professors families. Comments on their large families. The country is in fine form. Mentions that while he has visited the camps, he was impressed with the character of the men. Sends him a little tract. Civilities.


Date: 
February 1, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blumer, George Alder
Abstract: 

Osler will pass on Blumer's message to Sanday who is a dear friend at Christ Church. The latter is hard hit by the war. Had cheery letters from Hurd. Hopes that the condition may not be as bad as it looked at first. Asks him to send another copy of the Field Poem for Sayle. Hopeful comments on the war.


Date: 
February 19, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blumer, George Alder
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Blumer, and mentions that he has read Spalding's book and have had a lot of correspondence with the grandson. Comments on Nathan Smith. Delighted with the prosperity of the Yale School.