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Letters sent to Wood, Casey Albert


Date: 
June 29, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Wood, Casey Albert
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Wood for his photograph of him. Their edition of Helmholtz's life had to be curtailed from the German to bring it into a single volume. He is glad to see the notice of Wood's ophthalmic library in the report of the librarian of McGill. He mentions that his library will finally be housed in Montreal. He gives the two lines of his collection: books that are of historical importance in the evolution of medicine, and books that have interest through the character or work of their authors. Osler sends Wood a photograph. News of Revere. He mentions their holiday in Scotland in August. Civilities. He is delighted with Allport's report.


Date: 
December 22, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Wood, Casey Albert
Abstract: 

Word about the fire in the dining-room. They are hopeful in spite of transient set tasks. It is hard to turn a democracy into an army. Agrees with the subscription to a cigarette fund. It will be helpful. Amazed by the monetary help they received from America for the Belgian professors. Revere is off with the McGill Unit and will go with No.3 Field Ambulance. His library grows. Edmund Boyd Osler gave him 7000 $ to spent for his collection which will go to McGill. Greetings for 1916.


Date: 
May 29, 1920
From: 
Perley, George H.
To: 
Wood, Casey Albert
Abstract: 

Extract from letter. Perley laments the death of Osler. He remarks that no one in their generation was more human, helpful, or had made such a vast number of friends in every part of the world as Osler. Osler never fully recovered from the loss of his son. Perley attended Osler's funeral at Oxford. He writes that McGill University will greatly benefit from Osler's Library.