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Index of items sent by Cock, F. William


Date: 
January 23, 1918
From: 
Cock, F. William
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Cock writes details about a physician's stick with a perforated top for the aromatic vinegar sponge (pomander cane), which belonged to a Quaker family of Gurney. Details about the prices. Offers it to him before the Recrop sale.


Date: 
January 26, 1918
From: 
Cock, F. William
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Acknowledgment of Osler's agreement to buy the pomander cane. Mentions an Harvey pamphlet Osler would like. Eastes could help him to find it.


Date: 
January 28, 1918
From: 
Cock, F. William
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Cock gives details on the pomander cane he sent him. Osler bought it through him to Eleanor and Margarette Reynolds.


Date: 
January 31, 1918
From: 
Cock, F. William
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Cock is glad that Osler is pleased with the pomander cane. Information about the first owner, Sam Gurney and on his family. Does not know of any paper or work on physicians' canes. Refers him to Munk's edition of "The Gold Headed Cane", Hogart's "Consultation", and Percy Anecdotes "Doctors or Physic".