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Letters dated 1887


Date: 
January 4, 1887
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

College of Physicians Centennial Celebration table card. Provides diagram of seating plan. Osler is among list of attendees.


Date: 
January 7, 1887
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of the family.


Date: 
January 13, 1887
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis relates news of Dr. Rogers, Mr. Cantlie, and of her own children.


Date: 
January 14, 1887
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of the family.


Date: 
March 3, 1887
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of the family.


Date: 
March 8, 1887
From: 
Laveran, Alphonse
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Osler, having previously discredited certain findings related to malaria, conducted his own research on the matter and discovered that he had been wrong to discredit them. Laveran thanks Osler for providing him with his findings and discusses his own work. In French.


Date: 
April 1, 1887
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of the family and expresses her delight over Osler's upcoming Easter visit.


Date: 
April 8, 1887
From: 
Cantlie, G.
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Cantlie relates news of his trip to Montreal to attend the graduation of the Medical Faculty of McGill University. He mentions Mr. Armour, Dr. Cameron, L.D. Ross, and his own brother, "the Dr.," who is "going to Hong Kong."


Date: 
April 9, 1887
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler inquires after Chattie's health and wishes her well. She reports on Osler's Easter visit to Toronto.


Date: 
April 20, 1887
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of the family.


Date: 
May 7, 1887
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
De Schweinitz, George E.
Abstract: 

Osler welcoming and congratulating De Schweinitz on acquiring a new staff position. Incl ms. notes.


Date: 
May 13, 1887
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Musser, John H.
Abstract: 

Civilities. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
May 23, 1887
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Musser, John H.
Abstract: 

Civilities.


Date: 
May 26, 1887
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of the family.


Date: 
May 29, 1887
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Musser, John H.
Abstract: 

Osler explains that one of his nephews is coming to Philadelphia for a visit. As a result, he will not be able to visit with "C."


Date: 
May 29, 1887
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"1502 Walnut Street note-book." Osler recalls two stories told by Malloch about Keith the Lithotomist of Aberdeen.


Date: 
June 25, 1887
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Musser, John H.
Abstract: 

Osler writes that he had hoped to see Musser at the "Society" the night before to discuss Dispensary. He informs Musser that he is leaving for a short stay in Toronto. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
June 28, 1887
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler tells Chattie of Osler's "meteor-like" visit to Toronto. She writes that she wishes for her son to be married so as to have someone to look after him.


Date: 
June 1887
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of the family and reminds her son to take care of his own health.


Date: 
June 1887
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler congratulates her daughter on the birth of her baby girl. She writes that Osler is to arrive in Toronto to serve as a witness in a legal trial.


Date: 
July 2, 1887
From: 
Huntington, Geo.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Huntington informs Osler that he has little new information on Hereditary Chorea besides what he had previously published in the Medical and Surgical Reporter. He suggests that Osler contact Dr. Edward Osborn on the subject and visit him in East Hampton to get a first-hand look at cases of Chorea. Research for Osler's text book, "On Chorea."


Date: 
July 7, 1887
From: 
Osborn, Edward
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Osborn reports on cases of Hereditary Chorea in East Hampton, but suggests that most patients are unwilling to discuss their malady. Research for Osler's text book, "On Chorea."


Date: 
September 5, 1887
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"Circular No. 2. Ninth International Medical Congress." Includes lists of the patrons and proposed officers of the congress, the executive committee, the presidents and vice-presidents of sections, the secretaries and the committee of arrangements.


Date: 
ca. September 15, 1887
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler reveals that he has not seen much of his family for years and worries about his father's health. He gives news of Marian Francis and her children. He writes of his research, as well as upcoming lectures and articles in the American Journal of Medicine.


Date: 
October 3, 1887
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis writes of Osler's move to Walnut Street. She expresses her hope that both Ogden and Osler will one day work at the Johns Hopkins University. She relates news of her own family.


Date: 
October 14, 1887
From: 
To: 
Musser, John H.
Abstract: 

Announcement for the annual meeting of the Club for French and German Medical Journals to be held in Osler's office.


Date: 
October 24, 1887
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler reports on the health of the family.


Date: 
October 1887
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Osler's "Notes and Comments" from the Canada Medical & Surgical Journal, vol. 16, 1887-88, p. 191. He advocates for lectures on medical ethics, and on the business and legal relations of the doctor as requirements for all medical students in their final year of study.


Date: 
December 3, 1887
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Musser, John H.
Abstract: 

Civilities.


Date: 
December 9, 1887
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Osler discusses the details of a specific case to promote the use of a new procedure which could increase mobility and improve the general health of "invalids."

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