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Letters sent to Boggs, Thomas R.


Date: 
May 15, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Boggs on his election to the A.A.P. Tells him to write to the Secretary of the Section saying that Osler urges Boggs to present his experiment with another fellow not identified. Asks him to let them know when he arrives.


Date: 
August 23, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler asks Boggs to stay on in Baltimore to take over the private wards for Cole, who is in England.


Date: 
January 17, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Civilities.


Date: 
November 11, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that Boggs is settled at work in the clinical laboratory. He mentions a nuisance about his copy. Osler says that he will write something rude in it when he comes to JHH. He is interested in Boggs' Influenza paper. He will look at the bronchiectasis material during his visit in January. He says that he would be amused to see his class at the Radcliffe. Positive news from his new life.


Date: 
March 16, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler would like to send Boggs a copy of the Gold Headed Cane. He invites Boggs come visit him this summer. Osler asks him and Miss Humpton to go over the Angina-Pectoris cases of the hospital. Also wishes to have the post mortem of several cases : John Wood, Sallie B., S.W. Corbin, F.T.W. who died December 27th, 1900. Dr. Budds' case, Ward C, May 1899. a case in Ward F the same month and D.D. He sends $50.00 for the work.


Date: 
April 13, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler confirms that he wants the pseudo-angina cases. He will send Boggs a copy of the Gold Headed Cane before long. He will not be able to receive him in their house, because of their moving and of his trip to America in August, but he can stay at Osler's rooms at Christ Church. Opinion on the place he should work between Boston and Chicago. Osler suggests he take the former place, beacuse Favill is a trump. McCrae must have talked to him about the System. Osler wishes him to undertake it.


Date: 
June 15, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that he decided to remain (in Johns Hopkins Medical School). He sails August the 4th and will come to Baltimore after the Toronto meeting to spend a week at the Hospital. He asks Boggs, in going over the angina post mortems to point out the instance of coronary artery disease in the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is sorry that he will not come in Oxford this Summer. Revere is a new boy, and plays cricket. Civilities.


Date: 
June 12, 1909
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler asks Boggs to give him a photo of the big aneurysm which should be similar to the one in his paper on Anatomy of abdominal aorta. Memo for Parsons. Will write to Barker. Discussion about an analysis. Mentions that he had a nice visit in America and is glad to see old friends. Cole is anxious that Boggs should come to the Royal Victoria Hospital. Mentions that it would give him more time for research. Civilities.


Date: 
July 12, 1909
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler wishes he would have been with the Boggs' at Ewelme. Invitation to come. They will be gone from the middle of August to the 10th of September. Mention of a case of aneurysm similar to one described in an Osler's paper on aneurysm of the Abdomenary Aorta. Tells him to report it. Mention of a memo about the facts he would like to dug out of the aneurysm cases. Osler asks Boggs to ask Parsons for photos of specimen illustrations of the syphilitic aortitis. Wright's work would indicate that many of the Aortic Insufficiency cases are also luetic. Civilities.


Date: 
September 6, 1909
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler jokes about Futcher's engagement. He cannot find the old aneurysm records which must have been left in Baltimore. He asks Boggs to get out the incidence of Syphilis, and to take out any interesting syphilitic cases. He would like to have this early in October for a paper he has to read on the 15th. Civilities.


Date: 
September 24, 1909
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler requests figures on aneurysms in the wards for lecture on syphilis October 15th. He mentions that Barker and Cushing will return soon from England.


Date: 
October 7, 1909
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Boggs for the information he will send on the syphilis cases. Asks him to tell Parsons that his samples are A.1. Asks if anyone is taking the Wassermannn in the Coloured Ward. He had read a paper from the Kraus clinic that the percentage of aortic insufficiencies with it is very large. Jokes. Civilities.


Date: 
November 17, 1909
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler sent Boggs cheque for Parson's work. Anxious to get his sheets as soon as possible. Mentions that his lecture will be out in the British Medical Journal next week.


Date: 
January 9, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler asks Boggs if Parsons is going to send the other notes of aneurysm cases. He is glad that he liked the Sir Thomas Browne reprint. He mentions a case that Boggs will report. Civilities.


Date: 
April 28, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler asks Boggs to stir up Parsons for the material requested before. He needs it to complete several papers. Civilities.


Date: 
May 17, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Boggs. He will be glad to have the reports as he wants to publish a reprint of his "Syphilis and Aneurysm" paper. He si glad to hear that the reunion was a great pleasure. He will send back his pin by Wiel. He is glad that McCrae is well again. Civilities.


Date: 
September 17, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry to have missed Boggs in Boston. He offers Boggs encouragement regarding his new clinical venture and teaching. Civilities.


Date: 
July 18, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Boggs on his appointment as a teacher. He hopes to see him in Baltimore in September. Mentions that they are sailing (to Quebec) on the 29th. Revere will go fishing with Campbell Howard. Details on their itinerary. Mention that he has problems again with his renal calculus and that he may have to go to Contrexeville. Asks him to send a line c/o Mrs. McNabb, Pointe-a-Pic, Murray Bay. Hopes he will come to Oxford this Autumn. Mentions the Major. Sends him a batch of reprints. Thanks him for the aneurysm papers.


Date: 
August 26, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler hopse that Mary Worthington may be a bit better. He discusses over her case. He is glad that he is to get into the new Hospital. Osler mentions his open letter to the President on the subject of the whole time clinical men indicating his worries. Digby's Observations is very rare copy, not uncommon bound with the 1643 Religio. News about the new love of Campbell Howard and Ottilie Wright. Civilities.


Date: 
September 12, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler will receive the 8th edition of the text-book. He mentions that it is much changed, not always for the better. He thanks Boggsfor the report of the Polycythemia case. He never saw herpes in polycythemia. Description of a case of herpes he saw last year. Mentions their holiday in Scotland. News of Revere. He will never be a student, but has good heart and good hands, so they are satisfied. Boggs will receive something for Osler's section of Int. Medical Congress next year. Civilities.


Date: 
October 15, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler agrees that the Bence Jones work would be interesting to work at, despite its bibliography which would be time consuming. He will look up Chivers in the Bodleian and in the British Museum. He asks Boggs to let him have something for his section next year.


Date: 
July 16, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry that Boggs has an interesting malady and that he will not be able to come in England, at the "Open Arms." Mentions that they are busy getting ready for the Congress. Civilities.


Date: 
August 24, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Boggs for his papers. The Bence-Jones ones are particularly interesting. Mentions that he has rewritten his text-book articles from them. Announces him that he will not come to America because of war. Grace and Revere returned by the same boat. Mentions the climate. Supposes that they will be safe if the seas can be controlled. Civilities.


Date: 
November 8, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Boggs for his contribution to help the Belgian professors of whom they have 15 settled in Oxford with their families. Their friends in the USA have been most generous. Mentions the Rockefeller Foundation offer to the science men. Mentions that he is seeing a great deal of interesting clinical material at various hospitals. They have a ward of 1000 beds at the Big Examination Schools and at the Town Hall. Fortunately, there as been very little typhoid. Thanks and Civilities.


Date: 
December 19, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler provides a humorous description of himself opening his parcel (Browne's "Miscellany Tracts"). Mentions that he had bid on it but a man from New York got it. Mentions that he got from Holland no 3 of the 1644 Latin edition. Now he only lacks the 1683 Dutch complete edition. He is abed with cold. News and comments on Revere. Hopes he has received the booklet he sent for Christmas.


Date: 
December 29, 1916
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Lady Osler thanks Boggs for the book he sent to her husband. Osler has not been well and they are both worried about Revere.


Date: 
July 22, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Boggs for his participation to the July Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Kind comments on the volumes and on Allbutt. Asks for poems for his Bibliotheca Literaria. They are off for Jersey for six weeks.


Date: 
September 10, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler mentions Chivers volumes. In the Cambridge History of American Literature, he was interested in the section on Simms. Glad he is back at "Bay View" for work. Praises him for his cases illustrating the law of dual coincidence. Hopes to publish the revised textbook before the end of the year. News of their holidays.