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Letters sent to Bowditch, Henry Pickering


Date: 
December 12, 1884
From: 
Billings, John S.
To: 
Bowditch, Henry Pickering
Abstract: 

Billings lays out Bowditch's duties as Chairman of the medical education section of the Ninth International Medical Congress.


Date: 
December 23, 1884
From: 
Billings, John S.
To: 
Bowditch, Henry Pickering
Abstract: 

Billings sends a memorandum of recommendations and nominations by the Executive Committee, which he urges Bowditch to promptly vote on.


Date: 
June 29, 1885
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bowditch, Henry Pickering
Abstract: 

Osler sends a copy of the resolution drawn up at the Congress meeting in Philadelphia. He has written Chadwick and Warren to urge them to organize a meeting in Boston. Osler is sorry that Bowditch's uncle was removed from the vice-presidency.


Date: 
August 20, 1885
From: 
Chaillé, Stanford E.
To: 
Bowditch, Henry Pickering
Abstract: 

Chaillé regrets that he was not able to meet with Bowditch about the International Medical Congress. He comments on the "New" Committee's decision to replace Bowditch with himself. Although his friends and colleagues, Dr. Richardson and Dr. Davis have urged him to take the position, Chaillé would rather decline the offer. He asks Bowditch to inform Drs. Folsom and Chadwick about this situation.


Date: 
February 28, 1890
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bowditch, Henry Pickering
Abstract: 

Osler writes of his upcoming trip to Europe to visit with family, attend "the Congress," and to visit small-town medical clinics. He is enjoying Baltimore and is impressed with the Hospital's progress.


Date: 
March 11, 1905
From: 
Richet, Charles
To: 
Bowditch, Henry Pickering
Abstract: 

Extract from letter. Richet comments on his trip to Toronto and of his encounter with Osler.


Date: 
January 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bowditch, Henry Pickering
Abstract: 

(Handwritten copy of original) Osler comments favourably on Bowditch's recent work, "Reform in Medical Education." Osler believes that the only omission is the subject of Chemistry, which he feels is crucial to the study of medicine.


Date: 
March 19, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bowditch, Henry Pickering
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Bowditch on being elected as President of the next Congress of American Physicians and Surgeons.


Date: 
May 7, 1900
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bowditch, Henry Pickering
Abstract: 

(Handwritten copy of original) Osler writes to say how much he appreciated reading Bowditch's address on Medical Education and is sorry that he was not there to hear it.


Date: 
June 1, 1900
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bowditch, Henry Pickering
Abstract: 

Osler would like to join Grace and Revere in Boston before they all sail on to England, but he may have to go to Toronto to care for his sick brother, B.B.


Date: 
January 31, 1907
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bowditch, Henry Pickering
Abstract: 

Osler announces Foster's death. He is sending Bowditch The Times with the obituary notice. He does not know if he was ill. Tribute to the deceased. Civilities.


Date: 
August 15, 1907
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bowditch, Henry Pickering
Abstract: 

Osler informs Bowditch that they will leave for Cornwall next Thursday. He invites him and Locke to come for lunch and the afternoon on Wednesday. Indications for the train. Civilities.


Date: 
January 8, 1909
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bowditch, Henry Pickering
Abstract: 

Osler sends Bowditch the Bertholet address at the Academie Francaise. Details of the ceremony. Enjoyed his stay in Paris. He has been working at the Hospitals, took lectures at the Sorbonne, a course by Bergsen on Berckeley and one on Rabelais by Lefranc. Bergsen paid a tribute to William James. Osler has been working on his System and on some other articles. Details of his itinerary, Lyons, Montpellier, Avignon, Nimes, Arles and Italy. Hopes to sail May 1st. Civilities. Mention of Richet who is in Brazil.


Date: 
December 10, 1909
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bowditch, Henry Pickering
Abstract: 

Osler sends Bowditch a lecture on Servetus and one in German for Fleischer of the Deutsche Revue. Comment on the interesting personality of Servetus. Mentions that Lauder Brunton has asked for his news. Civilities.


Date: 
July 28, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bowditch, Henry Pickering
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Bowditch for his birthday wishes. He gives news from his Summer. He mentions that they are sailing for Canada and that he will be in Boston at the end of August. Osler will phone him. Lauder Brunton had asked about him. Civilities.


Date: 
October 15, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bowditch, Henry Pickering
Abstract: 

Osler sends Bowditch Kussmaul's autobiography, and comments on the book. He mentions that term is just beginning and the Rhodes scholars from the USA and Canada come to him with letters of introduction. Osler writes that Lauder Brunton had asked about him, and gives other news of Brunton. Civilities.