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Letters sent to Halsted, William Stewart


Date: 
August 6, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Halsted, William Stewart
Abstract: 

Osler writes to inform Halsted that he has accepted the Regius Professorship of Medicine at Oxford. He is tired of his hectic life in Baltimore and the peace of Oxford appealed to him. Osler is very sad to leave Baltimore and his men behind, but he is sure that the move will be the best thing for him.


Date: 
September 6, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Halsted, William Stewart
Abstract: 

Osler announces Revere's death. Details his wounds. Darrach, Brewer, and Crile did everything possible to save him. Cushing was with him at the end, which is a comfort. It is a hard blow but will try to face it bravely. Others have been hit harder. Revere always prised Halsted's furniture book which was one of his special treasures. Revere loathed war but was devoted to his men and to the horses. Mentions a glowing letter written by his major about him. Colonel Thomson had recommended him for the Military Cross.


Date: 
October 4, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Halsted, William Stewart
Abstract: 

Hurdon told him that Halsted had an operation for gall stones. Good wishes for his recovery. Jokes about the fact that Halsted has been what Thomas Browne would call "eusarcoid". Mentions their summer holiday in Jersey.