Extract from Maude Abbott's letter of August 24, 1923. She explains that in August 1913, the Museums Association organized the Section of Museum Technique of the Museum of the International Congress of Medicine. Osler had, in 1911 made arrangements regarding their participation. In October 1913, they obtained Lord Strathcona's gift.
Abbott responds to Cushing's request for autopsy records, which will provide information on the date of Osler's appointment as Pathologist. She has written to Dr. Shepherd regarding the E.Y. Davis [Osler's pseudonym] articles. Dr. Shepherd thinks that Osler was in charge of the smallpox wards in Montreal for two to three years, starting in 1876. She writes of her Osler Bibliography. Incl. ms. notes.
Abbott thanks Cushing for correcting a mistake in her bibliography of Osler's works. The suggestion of a Canadian Edition of Work by or about Osler was brought before the Canadian Medical Association for consideration.
Abbott relays information from Miss May, the Museum's Secretary, regarding Dr. William I.A. Case's front door in Hamilton. [See CUS417/79.10] The Osler number is out, but has not yet been circulated.
Abbott sends Cushing a communication given to her by Dr. Alfred Bolles [see CUS417/80.42]. She and Dr. Garrison agreed that they could not publish it in the Bulletin for the way it reflects on Dr. Pepper.
Abbot has received an item for the Osler Bulletin from Dr. Murdoch Chisholm entitled "Student Reminiscences."
Abbott is fairly certain that Osler attended the International Congress of Medicine at Philadelphia in 1876. She suggests that Cushing consult the Canada Medical & Surgical Journal, vol. v and the Boston Medical & Surgical Journal, September 14, 1876 for more information. She hopes that nothing she has done in regards to the Osler Bulletin will cast a shadow between herself and Cushing.
Mentions a letter regarding Ritchie's response to the request sent from James Carroll to become an organizing member of the International Association of Medical Museum. The response was filled out by Osler. Mentions the value of the letter to her as she is trying to get the Army Medical Museum to help them in establishing an exchange department of the Museums Association there, and she wants to show that it originated with the Curator of the Army Medical Museum.
Abbott relays information she received from Dr. Lomer regarding Osler's involvement in the formation of the McGill Graduates' Society, his role as Secretary in 1876, and as President in 1880. [See CUS417/72.14] She gives a progress report on her Osler volume.