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Letters dated 1893


Date: 
January 12, 1893
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lafleur, Henri Amédée
Abstract: 

Osler denies reports that he will leave Baltimore for Montreal, but assures Lafleur that he would like to return to Toronto or Montreal upon retirement. He writes of progress made on the Johns Hopkins Medical School. He Hopes to secure Mall and Shepherd as professors. He writes of his own work and the cases he has been following up on.


Date: 
January 13, 1893
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler writes of a medical case he is following. He invites Ogden to stay with him when the Association of American Physicians meets in Baltimore. He writes of Dr. Ross' death.


Date: 
January 16, 1893
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Darrach, William
Abstract: 

Osler regrets that he missed a meeting [of the Biological Club] due to a terrible cold. He would like to reschedule the meeting for later in the month.


Date: 
January 24, 1893
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of the family. She mentions that Osler has been anxious about the coming event, referring to the birth of his first child.


Date: 
February 7, 1893
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler writes of the birth of Osler's son and relates news of the rest of the family.


Date: 
February 11(?), 1893
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Musser, John H.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Musser for his kind congratulations upon the birth of his son.


Date: 
February 16, 1893(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mullin, John A.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Mullin for his note of sympathy for the loss of his newborn son.


Date: 
February 17, 1893
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of family and friends and comments on the deep wave of sorrow that followed the death of Osler's newborn son.


Date: 
February 18, 1893
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lafleur, Henri Amédée
Abstract: 

Osler explains that although the birth of his son went smoothly, the newborn died in hospital within a week. He reports on developments in the planning for the Medical School at the Johns Hopkins. He is almost certain they have secured Mall to teach Anatomy. He and Mrs. Osler will go to Toronto for Easter.


Date: 
March 16, 1893
From: 
Atlee, Walter F.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Atlee comments on various books and articles, particularly on Osler's own "Physics and Physicians, as depicted in Plato." He would like a member of the Historical Club to write an article on Gui Patin. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
March 17, 1893
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler reports on news of family and friends and writes of Osler and Grace's upcoming visit to Toronto.


Date: 
March 28, 1893
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lafleur, Henri Amédée
Abstract: 

Civilities and travel plans.


Date: 
March 29, 1893
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Adami for providing a report on his [Adami's] lecture delivered at McGill in January, 1893. Additional notes by Adami.


Date: 
April 19, 1893
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lafleur, Henri Amédée
Abstract: 

Osler urges Lafleur to write to Donald Smith and Davidson to appeal for a certain hospital position. He writes of the Johns Hopkins Medical School.


Date: 
April 22, 1893
From: 
Sieveking, Edward H.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

He thanks Osler for sending him a copy of "Physics and Physicians, as depicted in Plato." He comments on the state of modern medical science.


Date: 
April 26, 1893
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler is disappointed that Osler had to cancel his visit to Toronto and warns him not to work too hard, especially considering the recent loss of his newborn son.


Date: 
May 12, 1893
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler has not the time to visit with Ogden in Chicago as he must attend the Association Meeting, the meeting of the Pediatric Society, the meeting of the Association of American Physicians, and the meeting of the Massachusetts Medical Society. May Francis is to be married the following day (May 13, 1893). Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
May 17, 1893
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lafleur, Henri Amédée
Abstract: 

Lafleur was not offered the job at the Royal Victoria Hospital as both he and Osler had hoped. Osler urges Lafleur to come to Baltimore as an Associate in Medicine and chief of the Dispensary. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
May 17, 1893
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler arranges to meet Adami at the American Association of Physicians meeting in Washington. Stewart and Wilkins are also expected at the meeting.


Date: 
May 22, 1893
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Travel arrangements for Adami's first visit to Baltimore.


Date: 
June 20, 1893
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lafleur, Henri Amédée
Abstract: 

Osler recommends that Lafleur read some of his works. He writes of his recent visit to Boston where he saw Miss McDowell and Walcott.


Date: 
June 29, 1893
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Sternberg, George Miller
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Sternberg on his promotion to Surgeon General and is delighted that he has appointed Dr. Reed as a Chair in his Army Medical School.


Date: 
June 1893
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shattuck, Frederick Cheever
Abstract: 

Osler asks Shattuck for a paper his father, G.C. Shattuck, wrote on Typhoid.


Date: 
August 1893
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler apologizes for canceling his trip to Chicago and writes of his recent travels with Mrs. Osler.


Date: 
October 3, 1893
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Schäfer, Edward A. Sharpey
Abstract: 

Osler will go to London to attend the B.A.A.S. He reports on the condition of Martin, who has been in London recovering from alcoholism and family troubles. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
October 11, 1893
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Civilities. He comments on the work of Johnston. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
November 11, 1893
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler asks after Jacobs and instructs him to work on peripheral neuritis cases. He mentions that he is looking after Dr. Stone.


Date: 
December 18, 1893
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler reports on news and health of family and friends. Osler and Grace are expected in Toronto.


Date: 
December 29, 1893
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler writes of the curious medical condition of Mrs. Briggs in Hamilton. He expresses sympathy over the death of Mrs. Bloodgood.


Date: 
December 29, 1893
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Civilities.

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