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Letters dated 1899


Date: 
1898 or 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler writes of the medical cases of Mrs. Clark, Miss Bessie and Prof. Woods. He is glad that Thayer's wife is feeling better.


Date: 
January 2, 1899
From: 
Knopf, Sigmund Adolphus
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Knopf congratulates Flick on his idea to organize an American Society for the Study of Tuberculosis. Knopf is highly in favour of such a movement. He recently met with Otis who, though President of the American Climatological Association, is also in favour of Flick's project.


Date: 
January 2, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Martin, Charles Ferdinand
Abstract: 

Osler wishes Martin well and hopes that he enjoyed his time in Graz. Osler plans to be in London for the summer and looks forward to a visit with Martin.


Date: 
January 4, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler extends his sympathies for the death of Kanthack. He is happy to hear that the health of Adami's wife, Mary Cantlie, has greatly improved. Additional notes by Adami. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
January 8, 1899
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of family and friends, and compliments Grace on the development of her son, Revere.


Date: 
January 9, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler would like to arrange a meeting about the Bulletin. He believes there should be an Editorial Board composed of Mall, Abel, Howell and Smith, which could take some of the pressure off of Hurd.


Date: 
January 15, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mullin, John A.
Abstract: 

Osler checks up on Mullin, who is recovering from illness, and sends along regards from Dr. Kelly.


Date: 
January 21, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mullin, John A.
Abstract: 

Civilities. Osler enjoyed Wilton's paper on Chancre, as did William Francis, who now lives with Osler. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
January 30, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shepherd, Francis John
Abstract: 

Osler writes of a medical case and diagnosis.


Date: 
January 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bowditch, Henry Pickering
Abstract: 

(Handwritten copy of original) Osler comments favourably on Bowditch's recent work, "Reform in Medical Education." Osler believes that the only omission is the subject of Chemistry, which he feels is crucial to the study of medicine.


Date: 
January 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mullin, Mrs. John A.
Abstract: 

Osler offers medical advice. He was shocked to hear of Harry Wright's death.


Date: 
January 31, 1899
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler sends regards to her grandson, Revere, and relates news of family and friends.


Date: 
February 3, 1899
From: 
Knopf, Sigmund Adolphus
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Knopf believes that it would be best to put off the creation of a Tuberculosis Congress because of the possibility of opposition from the American Climatological Association. Knopf refers to his own article on the Tuberculosis problem, published in the North American Review, which weighs in favour of establishing a National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis


Date: 
February 3, 1899
From: 
Huntington, Geo.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Huntington has sent Osler a photo of himself as requested. Related to research for Osler's text book, "On Chorea." Civilities.


Date: 
February 9, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Camac on his gall-bladder article and writes of his own work on Typhoid. Osler mentions that Schuman had recently paid a visit to Baltimore.


Date: 
February 9, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Osler writes of the progress of Dr. Cushing's brother. Halsted and the other Johns Hopkins doctors believe he may become one of the best surgeons in the country.


Date: 
February 10, 1899
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Osler's sister Nellie is planning a visit to Baltimore. Ellen Osler sends her special regards to Revere and relates news of family and friends.


Date: 
February 10, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Chadwick, James R.
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry that Chadwick will not be able deliver a talk in Baltimore. He assures Chadwick that his work has generated much discussion among the doctors at the Johns Hopkins.


Date: 
February 10, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lyon, Irving P.
Abstract: 

Osler comments on a recent paper written by Lyon.


Date: 
February 13(?), 1899
From: 
Otis, E.O.
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Otis writes that among the men already interviewed, there does not seem to be a strong desire for a new Society for the Study of Tuberculosis. However, Otis would like to continue with the project. He writes of Dr. White, a young physician working on the prevalence of Tuberculosis.


Date: 
February 18, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gwyn, Dr. Charles Herbert
Abstract: 

Osler provides his nephew with medical advice and details of his illness. He suggests that Herbert go to the Adirondack's for treatment.


Date: 
February 18, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brown, Lawrason
Abstract: 

Osler writes of Herbert Gywn's [his nephew] illness, for which Osler has prescribed a stay in the Adirondacks. He requests information regarding accommodations for his nephew.


Date: 
February 24, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gwyn, Dr. Charles Herbert
Abstract: 

Osler informs his nephew that Dr. Trudeau has secured him a space in the Sanitarium in the Adirondacks. He assures Herbert that he will be in good hands with Dr. Baldwin, Lawrason Brown and Mr. And Mrs. Adami by his side. Osler advises Herbert to take up the study of a special subject while he recuperates and tells him not to worry about the financial aspect of his treatment.


Date: 
February 24, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brown, Lawrason
Abstract: 

Osler writes of his nephew's illness and the good the Sanitarium in the Adirondacks will do for his health.


Date: 
May 26, 1899
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler wishes Osler and his family an enjoyable and restful holiday by the sea. She relates news of family and friends. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
February 27, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Osler dicusses a medical case.


Date: 
March 6, 1899
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler thanks Grace for taking care of Nellie in Baltimore. She sends her special regards to Revere and reports on the health of Herbert Gwyn, and the rest of the family.


Date: 
March 8, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brown, Lawrason
Abstract: 

Osler requests that Brown take good care of his nephew, Herbert Gwyn, while he recuperates from Tuberculosis at the Adirondack Sanitarium.


Date: 
March 10, 1899
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler writes of Herbert Gwyn's travels to the Adirondack Sanitarium to recuperate from Tuberculosis. She relates news of family and friends.


Date: 
March 19, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bowditch, Henry Pickering
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Bowditch on being elected as President of the next Congress of American Physicians and Surgeons.

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