Bowditch informs Osler that the Chair of Theory and Practice at Harvard is vacant and hopes that Osler will consider taking on the position.
"Re. newspaper accounts of appt. to McGill to succeed Dawson." Bowditch asks Osler to confirm reports in Boston newspapers that he plans to leave Baltimore for McGill.
Bowditch writes of a meeting in Philadelphia organized by Dr. Wood. Osler and Chittenden were among those present.