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Letters sent to Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker


Date: 
February 9, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Camac on his gall-bladder article and writes of his own work on Typhoid. Osler mentions that Schuman had recently paid a visit to Baltimore.


Date: 
April 6, 1900
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Osler was very sorry to hear about the death of Camac's father. Osler has just recovered from influenza.


Date: 
September 12, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Osler expresses his sympathy over the death of Camac's sister. The Oslers plan to return to America on the 21st. Osler has collected many treasures in the way of old books during his travels abroad.


Date: 
November 21, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Osler writes of a medical case. He is collecting statistics from different hospitals and believes that an entirely new deal should be made in the matter of the teaching of clinical medicine.


Date: 
March 1, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Osler invites Camac to Baltimore to see some of his treasures, including autographed copies of Jenner's vaccination monographs given to him by Hunter McGuire. He writes of medical cases.


Date: 
September 28, 1902
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Lady Osler thanks Camac for the roses and for the message left by Miss Mallory. She has been tied up visiting with Osler's relatives. She was filled with pride after hearing Osler's address at the Canadian Medical Association in Montreal. She is impressed by her own inability to cope with her position as the spouse of such an admired object. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
September 30, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Civilities. Osler has arranged for a meeting with Camac and Mrs. Lockwood.


Date: 
November 21, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Osler would like to know how much Doring would charge to paint a portrait of Welch. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
October 15, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Osler visited with the Stickneys in Paris, who spoke often of Camac. Grace's health has been very poor.


Date: 
December 5, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Civilities. Osler reports on Grace's health. He was sorry to have missed the Janeway dinner.


Date: 
March 17, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Civilities. Osler does not have a copy of his Chauvinism paper to send Camac, but he will send his Toronto address on the "Master Word in Medicine."


Date: 
January(?) 1, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Civilities. Osler will travel to New York, where he hopes to meet with Camac.


Date: 
June 13, 1904(?)
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Lady Osler thanks Camac for the money, which will go to the Tuberculosis nurse, and for the stamps he sent to Revere. Osler will join Lady Osler, Revere and Miss Nichols up north after picking up an LLD from Harvard. Osler's Immortality lecture was well received. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
August 14, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Osler writes to inform Camac that he has accepted the Regius Professorship of Medicine at Oxford. Osler is tired of the strain of his work in Baltimore and considers the Oxford position his retirement.


Date: 
1904(?)
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Lady Osler expresses her appreciation for what many have said of Osler's influence. She writes of the difficult decision to relocate to Oxford. Norman Gwyn is visiting with the Oslers, and the McCrae brothers have just left.


Date: 
April 5, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Camac for a clipping on the chloroform remark. Osler announces that Mrs. Osler will stop at the Waldorf with the Conynghams and will visit the Camacs.


Date: 
August 17, 1905
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

News from the Oslers' holiday in Beauly. Civilities. Cushing's note on the Oslers trip to visit the Phipps.


Date: 
September 29, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Osler comments on his new textbook. Osler will take out a verse for the dedication to the lady to prevent a potential reference to the chloroform remark story. He would like to have Camac's name on the title page. Congratulations for the introduction. He is optimistic for the sales. He will send a copy for Christmas to Mrs. Camac.


Date: 
September, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Postal card referring to Counsels & Ideals. Osler will follow Lady Osler's advice not to have the frontispiece. Asking for Camac's opinion.


Date: 
October 11, 1905
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Lady Osler thanks Camac for dedicating his book, "Counsels and Ideals" to her. Osler has always felt that Jacobs was not pleased at having the bronze distributed at the Charaka dinner. Lady Osler does not think that the English or American doctors took much pleasure in the recent Tuberculosis Congress. Osler is very pleased with Camac's book.


Date: 
November 17, 1905
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Osler is very pleased with Camac's book, "Counsels and Ideals." The Oslers sail for Boston on December 16th. Additional notes by William Francis.


Date: 
November 18, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Osler gives recognition for Camac's help in his new book. He would like it to be electrotyped. He is glad of Mrs. Camac's recovery, and delighted that Brannam will introduce clinical clerks the municipal hospitals. It would be the most important advance in medical education in New York.


Date: 
January 29, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

(Reference to Counsels and Ideals). Osler is glad that there will be a new impression because there were several misprints. He mentions a visit to Toronto and his return to New York. He will call Camac. He will not be able to share a meal with him because two people from Montreal want to see him. Civilities.


Date: 
March 16, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Osler mentions a good review of his booklet in the Athenaeum. Good opinion of Ramsay's books. He saw a great deal of Wright's work and is interested in it. Word about their search for a house. Osler sends Camac a book by MacMichael.


Date: 
August 12, 1906
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

The Oslers are busy building and enlarging their new home at 13, Norham Gardens. They sail for Toronto in December to attend Ellen Osler's 100th birthday celebration. They have just returned from a two-week stay in Ewelme. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
September 14, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Osler sent Camac's letter to Lord Lister. Camac should not expect to get an answer because Lister is failing very much. He counsels him to visit him anyway. Osler is sorry that Camac has not come to Oxford. He informs him that he came back from Scotland. He hopes that Saunders will approve the scheme. He suggests having the title page of the De Motu Cordis reproduced. He is disappointed to not have been to Toronto.


Date: 
December 15, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Osler gives details of the centenary of his mother. He will see Camac in New York.


Date: 
September 5, 1907
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that Camac made final arrangements with Saunders. He suggests to have the title pages of some of the books reproduced by the new process. The De Motus Cordis, Laennec would add to the interest of the work. He offers his help for pictures, and suggests that Camac consult Welch for the title. He knew he would have like the Charaka men. Word on an issue of the Quarterly Journal of Medicine, in connection with the new Association of British Physicians. Details on his Summer. Word on two lectures done this Summer. Civilities.


Date: 
September 15, 1907
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Osler sent the preface to Frowde without a correction. He mentions that many young doctors had written him about the book. He relays an anecdote of a young doctor and his wife in Hull who found comfort in this book. He thanks Camac for his copy of the Rush's book, and offers help for his book. Civilities.


Date: 
January 5, 1908
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Camac for his photo. He asks for news of Camac's book. Welch could give him useful points. Offers his own service. News of their Christmas. Revere had a couple of friends and some Rhodes scholars joined them at dinner. He enjoys having his books at hand. He had reunified the collection of Burton's books at Christ Church and has had inserted a copy made of the Burton portrait at Brasenose among the books. The Bodleian is a delight. Hoping for a big grant from the Curzon Fund to get a new stack. Civilities.

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