McGill Quick Links

Letters dated 1885


Date: 
January 17, 1885
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's manuscript notes concerning an editorial on "Removal of a brain tumor," printed in Medical News, January 17, 1885, xlvi, 75.


Date: 
February 7, 1885
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"Scraps from W.O.'s pocket note-book." Osler describes a dream. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
February 7, 1885(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Raphael, William
Abstract: 

Osler suggests some improvements for a drawing done by Raphael.


Date: 
February 26, 1885(?)
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"List of the Fellows, Members, Extra Licentiate...of the Royal College of Physicians of London, MCMXX. Goulstonian Lectures." Brief history of the Goulstonian Lectures.


Date: 
March 27, 1885
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shepherd, Francis John
Abstract: 

Sutherland, Mills and Thornton visited with Osler, and they all had fun looking over the Exam papers in the McGill Gazette. Osler does not think Mills will ever assimilate and thinks he should find a position away from Doctors. He comments on the Goulstonian Lectures. He mentions Ross, Gardner and Howard. Osler is interested in information on the general and special evolution of the [medical] profession.


Date: 
April 21, 1885
From: 
Wright, R. Ramsay
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Wright provides information on Eristalis larvae. He suggests that Osler consult Dr. Packard on the matter.


Date: 
April 23, 1885
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Osler's work in Morbid Anatomy and on the Pathological Reports for the Montreal General Hospital.


Date: 
February - April, 1885
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Osler's Gulstonian [sic] Lecture at the Royal College of Physicians of London. Osler became an elected member of the Philadelphia Pathological Society in March 1885.


Date: 
April 1885
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler discusses Ogden's research and microscope work. Osler spent Easter in Toronto. He relates news of the Francis family and of Reynolds, who he saw in Hamilton. He will go to Winnipeg by the Lakes. He is beginning to feel settled in Philadelphia, although the "Methods" are very much behind those at McGill. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
May 15, 1885
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis congratulates Ogden on his appointment as Professor at Milwaukee University. She invites Ogden to stay with her in the fall, when Osler will also be there. Several of her children contracted Typhoid, but are now recovering. She gives a detailed account of each of her children. Dr. Buller is now the happy father of a girl, Marguerite. Dr. Molson was appointed to the Front, but found a substitute.


Date: 
May 1885
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shepherd, Francis John
Abstract: 

Osler dispels a rumor that he was going to be in Montreal on the 20th. He hopes that Campbell will not beat "Mac." He has written to Kerr, Sullivan, and others about the meeting [possibly in Winnipeg]. Mitchell is helping him get consultation work. He comments on Molson's unfortunate situation.


Date: 
June 24, 1885
From: 
Pickton, Mary Anne
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Pickton relates news of family and friends. She refers to Osler's school-boy prank of smoking-out the school's matron.


Date: 
June 25, 1885
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Pathological Society Reports, 1885-87. Taken from Osler's collected reprints. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
June 29, 1885
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bowditch, Henry Pickering
Abstract: 

Osler sends a copy of the resolution drawn up at the Congress meeting in Philadelphia. He has written Chadwick and Warren to urge them to organize a meeting in Boston. Osler is sorry that Bowditch's uncle was removed from the vice-presidency.


Date: 
June 29, 1885
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Resolution from the meeting of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, June 29, 1885, in Osler's handwriting. Includes a list of men who resolve to decline to hold any office in connection with the International Medical Congress of 1887.


Date: 
June 1885
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Resolution agreed upon by the members of the medical profession of Boston and vicinity to decline any involvement with the International Medical Congress of 1887.


Date: 
July 4, 1885
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"The New York Medical Journal, A Weekly Review of Medicine. Leading Articles," July 4, 1885, pp. 17-22. Includes several articles on the International Medical Congress and on the medical profession of Philadelphia. Includes a list of the members of the American Medical Association's Committee on the International Medical Congress.


Date: 
July 9, 1885
From: 
Pickton, Mary Anne
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Civilities. Pickton relates news of family and friends. She reports that Edwin Thompson, the brother of one of her former servants in England, has come to live in Canada.


Date: 
August 4, 1885
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis urges Ogden to join Osler as a guest in her home. Mr. Boodle will also come up for a few days.


Date: 
August 17, 1885
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Form letter: "Why the Action of the American Medical Association Should be Endorsed," signed by William H. Pancoast, William B. Atkinson, P.D. Keyser, Addinell Hewson, and Henry Leffmann. Includes editorials from the Journal of the American Medical Association.


Date: 
August 20, 1885
From: 
Chaillé, Stanford E.
To: 
Bowditch, Henry Pickering
Abstract: 

Chaillé regrets that he was not able to meet with Bowditch about the International Medical Congress. He comments on the "New" Committee's decision to replace Bowditch with himself. Although his friends and colleagues, Dr. Richardson and Dr. Davis have urged him to take the position, Chaillé would rather decline the offer. He asks Bowditch to inform Drs. Folsom and Chadwick about this situation.


Date: 
August 24, 1885(?)
From: 
Howard, Robert Palmer
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Howard responds to Osler's request for information on the official Acts regulating the practice of medicine in the Canadian provinces. Arrangements for Osler's lecture in Montreal. Published in Cushing, vol. I, pp. 257-8.


Date: 
August 24, 1885
From: 
Howard, Robert Palmer
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Typescript version of CUS417/81.33. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
August 31, 1885
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of family and friends. William Osler has been to visit and hopes to meet Chattie in Hamilton. Includes a brief note from William Osler to Chattie apologizing for not having enough time to meet with her. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
September 14, 1885
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler worries about her son's health, but knows that he is in the best hands with Dr. Howard. She relates news of family and friends.


Date: 
October 2, 1885
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler comments on the President's address to the Association at Chatham, printed in Medical News. She relates news of family and friends.


Date: 
October 10, 1885
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"Association of American Physicians." Brief history of the Association.


Date: 
October 1885
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Warren, John Collins
Abstract: 

Osler will go to Montreal to assist in the opening of the new buildings of the McGill Medical School with Pepper. As a result, Osler will miss Warren's lecture at the Philadelphia Pathological Society. Additional notes by Warren. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
November 18, 1885
From: 
Cantlie, G.
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Cantlie comments on Osler's relationship with a young lady. He describes his life in Chicago. He is sorry to hear that Howard's eldest daughter is ill.


Date: 
1868-1885
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"Classified Bibliography of Sir William Osler's Canadian Period," 1868-1885. Incl. ms. notes.

Pages