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Letters dated 1898


Date: 
January 27, 1898
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lafleur, Henri Amédée
Abstract: 

Osler encourages Lafleur to accept Pepper's offer to write articles for the American Text Book of Medicine 2nd Edition. He informs Lafleur of the death of S. Weir Mitchell's daughter, Marie. He has been traveling a great deal and is thinking of a new edition of his own text book.


Date: 
January 28, 1898
From: 
Osborn, Edward
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Osborn reports on cases of Hereditary Chorea in East Hampton and urges Osler to come in person to study them. Research for Osler's text book, "On Chorea."


Date: 
January 31, 1898
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Courtney, W.P.
Abstract: 

Osler asks Courtney to send copies of his paper to Thomas and Cushing, as he believes it will be very relevant to their work.


Date: 
March 3, 1898
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler will leave in June for a three month vacation in England. He urges Ogden to come to Baltimore before he leaves.


Date: 
March 9, 1898
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler urges Ogden to visit him in Baltimore.


Date: 
March 7, 1898
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Moore, John W.
Abstract: 

Osler requests information on an outbreak of Beriberi at Richmond Asylum. He is collecting the information for a new edition of his text book.


Date: 
April 15, 1898(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Moore, John W.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Moore for providing him with information on Beriberi. He hopes to meet with Moore in Edinburgh.


Date: 
April 19, 1898(?)
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Lady Osler thanks Ogden for the photos he sent and sends in return a letter from Dr. Barker. Osler and William Francis have returned from their trip to Richmond. She makes arrangements for a dinner in Osler's honour on the 26th. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
May 19, 1898
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

A letter of congratulations for Osler's appointment as a Fellow of the Royal Society. Ellen Osler relates news of family and friends. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
June 3, 1898
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler writes of a Methodist parson, Douglas. He leaves for England with Roddick and Stewart and will join Grace and his son later.


Date: 
June 8, 1898
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shepherd, Francis John
Abstract: 

Osler is surprised that his name came up for an appointment as Fellow of the Royal Society. He writes that Grace has decided to spend the summer in Bar Harbor, while he spends six weeks in London. He is working on a 3rd edition of his text book.


Date: 
June 27, 1898(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler instructs Thayer to open his mail while he is in England, especially to respond to patients' letters. He warns Thayer that the Trustees have not approved his salary increase, but that the problem will be solved shortly. Osler will travel to Toronto and then to England in July. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
June 29, 1898
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Lady Osler has been in Toronto with Revere for the wedding of B.B. Osler and Miss Ramsay of Hamilton. Osler has just joined them and is busy working on the new edition of his text book. Osler will sail to England with Roddick. She mentions the Beggs and the Locke girls. William Francis graduated from the Johns Hopkins. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
July 2, 1898
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gilman, Daniel Coit
Abstract: 

Osler assures Gilman that he is not responsible for Miss Johnston; Osler will help her finance her Biological studies. He leaves for a five-week stay in England at the end of the week.


Date: 
July 3, 1898
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lafleur, Henri Amédée
Abstract: 

Osler writes of his travel plans to England and wonders if Lafleur will be joining him. He has finished revising the 3rd edition of his text book.


Date: 
July 8, 1898
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Preface to the Third Edition of Osler's "Principles and Practice of Medicine."


Date: 
July 8, 1898
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Flexner, Simon
Abstract: 

Osler expresses his sympathy over the death of Livingood. He has left Grace and his son at Bar Harbor for the summer.


Date: 
July 9, 1898
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Osler reports on his travels to England and on the events of the ship. Stewart, Roddick and Brock are also on board. He offers comforting words to his wife, reminding her that the five weeks they will be apart will pass quickly.


Date: 
July 9, 1898
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes.


Date: 
July 22, 1898
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Osler writes that he and Lady Osler must both remain humble despite his appointment as Fellow of the Royal Society, his appointment as Dean of Clinical Medicine and his two honorary degrees (Edinburgh and Aberdeen) all in one year. He reports on his time in England.


Date: 
July 1898
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler writes of Adami's impressive work on Cirrhosis. He thanks Adami for his words of congratulations regarding his appointment as Fellow of the Royal Society. He is working on a third revision of his text book. Additional notes by Adami.


Date: 
August 2, 1898
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"Visit to Winford Eagle." Osler's notes on his trip to England. He writes of his visit to the birthplace of the great Sydenham and his own findings in the parish register regarding Sydenham's family, life and work. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
August 13, 1898
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Pepper, Mrs. William
Abstract: 

Osler expresses his deep sympathies to Mrs. Pepper upon the death of her husband.


Date: 
August 13, 1898(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gilman, Daniel Coit
Abstract: 

Osler is greatly saddened by Pepper's death. He has refused any offers to go to Philadelphia as he is very satisfied with his work in Baltimore. He is happy that Flexner has decided to stay on at the Johns Hopkins. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
August 20, 1898
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler advises Thayer on how much he should be charging for his consultations. The 3rd Edition of his text book has been released and he will send along copies to the Johns Hopkins.


Date: 
August 1898
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler reports on his travels in England with Roddick.


Date: 
August 1898
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Campbell and Muriel Howard are visiting with the Oslers in Bar Harbor. Osler is delighted that Flexner has decided to stay on in Baltimore. He writes of the death of Pepper. He will decline any offers from Philadelphia to take over Pepper's posts. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
September 7, 1898
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler writes of medical cases and of Davis's condition. Osler must go to Toronto at once as his nephew Jack, Edward Osler's son, is very ill. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
September 16, 1898
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lyon, Irving P.
Abstract: 

Osler offers encouraging words about Lyon's prospects in Buffalo.


Date: 
September 23, 1898
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler comments on papers written by and recommended by Adami regarding Hepatitis.

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