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Letters dated 1875


Date: 
1871 & 1875
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Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Osler and smallpox.


Date: 
January 1, 1875
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shepherd, Francis John
Abstract: 

Osler inquires after Shepherd's plans for the remainder of his stay in Europe. He informs Shepherd that there is talk of the Dean [of the Medical Faculty of McGill?] resigning, and Osler sees no reason why Shepherd should not take his place. Osler is busy preparing his lectures. Published in Cushing, vol. I, p. 126.


Date: 
January 1875(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Typescript version of CUS417/71.40.


Date: 
March 4, 1875
From: 
Johnson, W.A.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Johnson cannot forget Osler, the way a good student learns his lessons well. He writes of Bovell and his new position with the Church. Johnson hopes to go to Montreal to see Osler, Wood, and others. He asks after Jimmie.


Date: 
March 31, 1875
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Excerpt from Osler's valedictory address to the Graduates in Medicine and Surgery of McGill University, published in the Canada Medical & Surgical Journal, 1874-5, Vol. 3, p. 133. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
April 6, 1875
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shepherd, Francis John
Abstract: 

Osler writes to inform Shepherd that at the recent meeting of the Faculty of Medicine of McGill, Shepherd was appointed Demonstrator of Anatomy. Osler recommends some courses in London and Vienna that Shepherd should attend before his appointment in August. He suggests that Shepherd take a course on the Microscope with Klein at the Brown Institute. Dr. Campbell has resigned as the chair of Surgery at McGill, but remains as Dean of the Faculty. Fenwick has succeeded Campbell, and Roddick has been appointed to Chemical Surgery.


Date: 
May 28, 1875
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shepherd, Francis John
Abstract: 

Osler understands Shepherd's misgivings about taking the Demonstratorship at McGill, but urges him to accept the position. He asks Shepherd to stop in at Hartnack's in Paris to check on the microscopes he ordered. He also requests photographs of Hyrtl, Hebra, Bamberger, and many more. Incl. ms. notes. Published in Cushing, vol. I, pp. 132-33.


Date: 
July 1875
From: 
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Abstract: 

"The Montreal General Hospital and its Small Pox Wards," extract from the Canada Medical & Surgical Journal, 1874, Vol. 3, p. 231. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
July 1875
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Extract from "Haemorrhagic Small-Pox," by William Osler, from Canada Medical & Surgical Journal, January 1887, v, p. 288, 301. Also contains typescript draft of pp. 134-5 of volume I of Cushing's biography of Osler. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
October 1, 1875
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"Introductory remarks to, and synopsis of, practical course in Institutes of Medicine," by William Osler, extract from Canada Medical & Surgical Journal, 1875-6, Vol. IV, pp. 202-6. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
October 1, 1875
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript note regarding a statement by Ramsay Wright that Osler was living with Marian Francis around October 1, 1875.


Date: 
October 19, 1875
From: 
Johnson, W.A.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Johnson will most likely send Osler his polarizing prism, once Potter receives his consignment. He enjoyed his visit with Osler, Mrs. Francis, Wood, Principal Dawson, Whiteve(?) and others in Montreal. He thanks Osler for the specimens he sent and sends his regards to Jimmie.


Date: 
October 19, 1875
From: 
Johnson, W.A.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Typescript version of CUS417/62.12. Incl. ms. notes. Published in Cushing, vol. I, pp. 138-9.


Date: 
October 25, 1875
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
N., Mr.
Abstract: 

Osler offers an account of the illness and death of Mr. N.'s son. He describes the symptoms Mr. N.'s son displayed, his diagnosis of smallpox, and the doctors who cared for him. Published in Cushing, vol. I, p. 136. [Names have been omitted on Lady Osler's request, see CUS417/71.36]


Date: 
November 22, 1875
From: 
Johnson, W.A.
To: 
Johnson, Rev. James Bovell
Abstract: 

Johnson wonders if his son will return home for Christmas. He is sorry to hear the Mrs. F[rancis?] has typhoid fever. He condemns Dawson's book, "Earth and Man." He sends his regards to Osler.


Date: 
November 1875
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Osler delivers a report of Marian Francis' health. He gave a lecture on entozoa at the Veterinary School and read a paper on fresh-water Polyzoa at the Natural History Society.


Date: 
December 26(?), 1875
From: 
Osler, Jennette
To: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
Abstract: 

Jennette describes her Christmas at Marian Francis', with Osler and the children. On Christmas day, Osler took the pony out and drove down to see Dr. Howard and Dr. Browne. Osler attended a party at the Kenneth Campbells and was invited back for New Years.


Date: 
February 17, 1905
From: 
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Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes remarking that Osler must have received the Professorship [at McGill] after March 31st, 1875.


Date: 
February 17, 1905
From: 
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Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding the smallpox wards at the Montreal General Hospital in 1875-6.


Date: 
1871 & 1875
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Osler and smallpox.


Date: 
February 17, 1905
From: 
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Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding changes in the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University in 1875.


Date: 
February 17, 1905
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Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Osler's association with the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Montreal.


Date: 
February 17, 1905
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Draft of pp. 137-8 of volume I of Cushing's biography of Osler.


Date: 
ca.1875
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Osler reports on Marian Francis' failing health. He writes of the children. Incl. ms. notes. Published in Cushing, vol. I, pp. 139-40.


Date: 
February 17, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Osler's own case of smallpox and his care for an English family whose son died of smallpox in Montreal. [See CUS417/71.34]


Date: 
February 17, 1905
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Notes taken from Osler's diary, 1875.


Date: 
February 17, 1905
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Entry from Osler's account book, 1875.


Date: 
February 17, 1905
From: 
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"Osler's early teaching days at Montreal," notes supplied by Dr. Beaumont Small of Ottawa.


Date: 
July 1, 1867
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Malloch, Archibald E.
Abstract: 

Lady Osler writes that the greatest day of Osler's life was fifty years ago when he threw a ball 111 yards and it was reported in the Toronto papers. In Thomas Archibald Malloch's handwriting.


Date: 
1875-76
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Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Osler's pseudonym, Egerton Y. Davis.

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