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Letters dated 1896


Date: 
January 1, 1896
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Schäfer, Edward A. Sharpey
Abstract: 

Osler writes of the birth of his son. He is angered over the possibility of a war.


Date: 
January 3, 1896
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
Abstract: 

Lady Osler writes of B.B. Osler's visit, and of her decision to name her son Edward Revere. She thanks Mrs. Osler for the Christmas gifts she sent.


Date: 
January 14, 1896
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Lady Osler thanks Jacobs for the roses he sent. She extends her sympathy over the death of Jacobs' father.


Date: 
January 14, 1896
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of family and friends.


Date: 
January 17, 1896
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Adami for his words of congratulations upon the birth of his son. He declines a dinner invitation as he is to deliver an address in Philadelphia on the 24th. Additional notes by Adami.


Date: 
January 1896(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Chadwick, James R.
Abstract: 

Arrangements for Chadwick's visit to Baltimore to lecture about library organization at the Johns Hopkins. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
January 1896(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Chadwick, James R.
Abstract: 

Arrangements for Chadwick's visit to Baltimore to lecture about development and use of a library at the Johns Hopkins. Osler is determined to get his colleagues stirred up about the prospect of a library. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
February 21, 1896
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Milburn, Edward F.
Abstract: 

Osler writes that he is getting older but still very happy with his professional and college work. He informs Milburn of the birth of his son 8 weeks prior. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
March 4, 1896
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Graham, J.E.
Abstract: 

Osler reminds Graham about McCrae and the "Garrett," for which he should consult Walter Platt. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
March 5, 1896
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Warren, John Collins
Abstract: 

"Contributors to International Text Book of Surgery." Osler recommends three surgeons in Montreal: F.J. Shepherd, James Bell, and George Armstrong. For Toronto, he recommends I.H. Cameron and Peters.


Date: 
March 7, 1896
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lafleur, Henri Amédée
Abstract: 

Both Flexner and Dock refused positions at Jefferson College in Philadelphia. They hired Coplin instead. Osler reports on his son.


Date: 
March 10, 1896(?)
From: 
Trudeau, Edward Livingston
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

"An Alabama Student..." Trudeau compliments Osler on his three biographical sketches of Thomas Dover, John Keats, and an Alabama Student.


Date: 
April 2, 1896
From: 
Rogers, Edmund J.A.
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Civilities. Rogers asks after Cantlie and Osler.


Date: 
April 4, 1896
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Flexner, Simon
Abstract: 

Osler must decline Flexner's dinner invitation as he must deliver an address at a meeting on Diabetes. Additional notes by Cushing.


Date: 
May 20, 1896
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler requests information on a case of Raynaud's disease. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
June 2, 1896
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blumer, George Alder
Abstract: 

Osler is collecting information on Paris medical men between '20 and '40, specifically in Laennec and Louis. He is also looking into American students who studied in Paris. Additional notes by Blumer. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
June 9, 1896
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of family and friends. Grace Osler and baby are expected to arrive shortly in Toronto.


Date: 
June 10, 1896
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blumer, George Alder
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Blumer for information on Paris medical men of 1820-40.


Date: 
July 1896
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler writes from Boston of his travels, his work on angina lectures, and on hospital affairs.


Date: 
July 1896
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler reports on his stay in Boston. He inquires about his house staff and asks after Barker. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
August 14, 1896
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler reports on his stay in Boston and writes of hospital affairs. Preparations for the 3rd year medical class.


Date: 
August 23, 1896(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler reports on the improving health of "H." Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
October 3, 1896
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, Prof.
Abstract: 

Osler writes to inform W.S. Thayer's father the his son was recommended for the position of Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins.


Date: 
October 19, 1896
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lafleur, Henri Amédée
Abstract: 

Osler asks Lafleur to offer advice on his lectures printed in the New York Medical Journal. He reports on his son's progress. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
October 21, 1896
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Friedenwald, Harry
Abstract: 

Osler writes to inform Friedenwald that he has referred a patient to him.


Date: 
October 26, 1896
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lafleur, Henri Amédée
Abstract: 

Osler reports on mental health of "Miss B." and discusses hospital affairs. He mentions that he recommended Thayer as Associate Professor and that Baker was recommended by Mall.


Date: 
October 30, 1896
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brownson, J.J.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Brownson for his paper on emphema.


Date: 
November 4, 1896
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lafleur, Henri Amédée
Abstract: 

Osler informs Lafleur of the death of his old friend, Gus. He recommends Miss Marion Smith as an excellent candidate for the Royal Victoria Hospital.


Date: 
November 11, 1896
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lafleur, Henri Amédée
Abstract: 

Civilities.


Date: 
November 11, 1896
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Flexner, Simon
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Flexner on a presentation made at Hagerstown. Incl. ms. notes.

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