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Letters dated 1890


Date: 
January 21, 1890
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of the family and of the epidemic that keeps most of them in poor health.


Date: 
February 10, 1890
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of the family, particularly regarding health matters.


Date: 
February 28, 1890
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bowditch, Henry Pickering
Abstract: 

Osler writes of his upcoming trip to Europe to visit with family, attend "the Congress," and to visit small-town medical clinics. He is enjoying Baltimore and is impressed with the Hospital's progress.


Date: 
March 6, 1890
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gilman, Daniel Coit
Abstract: 

Osler updates Gilman on the progress of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He comments on the new director, and on Halsted and Kelly. He writes of his plans to travel to Europe at which time he would like to meet with Gilman to discuss the Medical School.


Date: 
March 8, 1890
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of the family, of Osler's upcoming Easter visit, and of Fannie Banks.


Date: 
March 26(?), 1890
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Musser, John H.
Abstract: 

Osler writes of his work with Kartulis' amoebae, as well as Kartulis and Koch's similar findings. He hopes Musser will soon come to Baltimore. MacDonald from Montreal will soon arrive in Baltimore. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
March 28, 1890
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of the family.


Date: 
March 1890
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"Medical Clinique. Malaria." Osler writes of the work done on Malaria by himself and colleagues, Ghriskey, Thayer, Hewetson, among others.


Date: 
April 1, 1890
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of the family and describes the contents of a package she has prepared for Chattie's children. She mentions that Mr. J. Geddes was asking after her.


Date: 
April 7, 1890(?)
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of family and friends.


Date: 
April 9, 1890
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler will travel to Europe on April 20th and return to live at the Johns Hopkins September 1st.


Date: 
April, 17, 1890
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Schäfer, Edward A. Sharpey
Abstract: 

Osler writes of his travel plans to Europe. He will visit with the Bowditches.


Date: 
April 22, 1890
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler writes of Osler's European travel plans and relates news of family and friends.


Date: 
April 1890
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler hopes Ogden will come to visit the Johns Hopkins before Osler leaves Baltimore for England on April 20th. May Francis is to marry Lambert Bath, nephew of Percy Bath.


Date: 
May 16, 1890
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Unidentified
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of the family to an unidentified family member.


Date: 
May 17, 1890
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lafleur, Henri Amédée
Abstract: 

"W.O. to one of his house physicians," from New York Medical Journal, 1890, lii, 81-82. Osler writes of the medical faculty at Freiburg which he visited with Ramsay Wright. He comments favourably on their teaching methods and on their hospital care. He makes special mention of Drs. Ziegler and Weismann.


Date: 
May 21, 1890
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Toulmin, Harry
Abstract: 

"W.O. to one of his house physicians," from New York Medical Journal, 1890, lii, 163-164. Osler writes of seeing the skeleton donated to the university at Basel by Vesalius in 1542-3. He comments on the facilities of the Basel Hospital and University, and on a "model hospital" in Bern. He makes special mention of Prof. Langhans, Prof. Sahli, and Prof. Ross.


Date: 
May 27, 1890
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Reece, D.M.
Abstract: 

"W.O. to one of his house physicians," from New York Medical Journal, 1890, lii, 191-192. Prof. Eichhorst provided a tour of the medical wards at Zurich at which the practice of isolating infectious cases was of particular interest to Osler. Osler comments favourably on their teaching methods and facilities. He writes of the affects of excessive beer consumption on the health of Germans. He makes special mention of Prof. Von Ziemssen, Prof. Klebs, Prof. Gaule and Mrs. Gaule.


Date: 
May(?) 1890
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Scott, J.A.
Abstract: 

"W.O. to one of his house physicians," from New York Medical Journal, 1890, lii, 274-275. Osler comments on the University at Erlangen and the director of its medical clinic, Strümpell. He writes also of the University at Würzburg and two of its distinguished staff members, past and present: Kölliker and Virchow.


Date: 
September 1, 1890
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler makes arrangements for Ogden's upcoming visit to Baltimore.


Date: 
September 3, 1890
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of family and friends Mary Thorne, Mrs. Bethune, and others.


Date: 
September 8, 1890
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Arrangements for Ogden's visit to Baltimore. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
September 27, 1890(?)
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of the family.


Date: 
September 27, 1890
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Baumgarten, Walter
Abstract: 

Osler requests information on Beaumont, an army surgeon.


Date: 
October 3, 1890
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Baumgarten, Walter
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Baumgarten for supplying him with information on Beaumont, an army surgeon.


Date: 
October 10, 1890
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of the family.


Date: 
November 10, 1890
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler writes of medical cases and of Senn's "Principles." His niece May Francis is with him in Baltimore.


Date: 
November 17, 1890
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler urges Ogden to form medical, surgical and gynecological sections. He provides Ogden with information on how to open a medical library and tells him to consult C.P. Fisher on such matters.


Date: 
November 29, 1890
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Leidy, Joseph
Abstract: 

Osler writes of medical cases.


Date: 
December 6, 1890
From: 
Bowditch, Henry I.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Bowditch writes of an problem at the Society for Medical Improvement involving a portrait of Ambroise Paré. Includes a note by Osler praising Bowditch and his nephew, with whom Osler became very close friends. Incl. ms. notes.

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