Bowditch enjoyed Osler's paper on Empyema. He requests a medical instrument from Dr. Roddick. Bowditch is sorry that his poor health kept him from the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Bowditch writes of an problem at the Society for Medical Improvement involving a portrait of Ambroise Paré. Includes a note by Osler praising Bowditch and his nephew, with whom Osler became very close friends. Incl. ms. notes.