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Letters dated 1901


Date: 
January 2, 1901
From: 
Ashby, T.A.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ashby writes that he has never known a man who enjoys giving as much as Osler does. Ashby is determined to have a monument erected at the Faculty in Osler's memory, should he outlive Osler. He commends Osler on the work he is doing.


Date: 
January 7, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Abbott, Maude E.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Dr. Abbott for sending him photographs, which remind him of the good old days.


Date: 
January 9, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler writes about Dr. Ives, the son of a prominent New York man Mr. Brayton Ives and a good friend of Kinnicutt's, who is struggling with a morphine habit. Kinnicutt and others would like to send Ives to the Johns Hopkins, hoping the hospital will be a good influence on him. Osler does not believe that the hospital is equipped to deal with such a case, but he is willing to take Ives on as an act of courtesy. Osler asks Hurd if there could be a room made available for Ives on the following day.


Date: 
January 11, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler writes that he knows nothing of Rutherford and that the association between Leyden and Edinburgh has always been close. He plans to travel to Holland over the summer to explore old book shops and to visit Leyden. He writes that Linacre's works are excessively rare, especially in England. He mentions that he will look after Haszard when he comes [to Baltimore?]. Additional notes by Adami. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
January 18, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler apologizes for leaving abruptly, but he had to look after Mr. Brooks, a valued patient. He thanks Ogden for the Milton books.


Date: 
January(?) 20, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howell, William Henry
Abstract: 

Osler writes that the meeting of the Examination Committee was unproductive, as only Williams showed up. Osler suggests that Coy should come in one morning with the last year's schedule, consult with himself, Halsted and Kelly, and then hand the whole thing over to Howell.


Date: 
January 21, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Charlton, Margaret E.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Charlton for the report on the Library. He is sorry to hear that she has been ill and hopes that this letter finds her in better health.


Date: 
January 23, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler is happy to hear that Ogden will visit Baltimore in March. Osler has just returned from Canada where he saw Malloch. Olmsted now rules the roost in Hamilton.


Date: 
January 24, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gilman, Daniel Coit
Abstract: 

Osler reports on the improved health of Rowland.


Date: 
January 25, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler agrees that a postgraduate lecture in the evening is a good idea. He would be glad to give one of the lectures and offers to give an illustrated lecture on Sir Thomas Browne.


Date: 
January 27, 1901
From: 
Romeike, Henry
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

The Henry Romeike Newspaper Cutting Bureau provides Osler with a newspaper clipping announcing a paper of his entitled "Medicine," from "The Past Century: Its Progress in Great Subjects, A Set of Remarkable Articles."


Date: 
February 11, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shepherd, Francis John
Abstract: 

Osler extends his sympathies over the death of Shepherd's mother. He writes of B.B.'s (Osler's brother) death.


Date: 
February 23, 1901
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Lady Osler is delighted that Ogden plans to visit them in Baltimore. Osler mourns the death of his brother, B.B. Osler.


Date: 
March 1, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler is concerned for the health of his niece. It makes him extremely sad to think of her suffering from Scarlet Fever and in the Isolation Hospital. He will try to send her literature for her long stay in hospital.


Date: 
March 4, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Charlton, Margaret E.
Abstract: 

Osler writes of his text book reprints.


Date: 
March 10, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler asks Adami to call S. Weir Mitchell and party when they pass through Montreal on their way to Japan. Mitchell would like to see the Royal Victoria Hospital.


Date: 
March 1, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler offers medical advice and good wishes to his ailing niece. He also offers to provide her with anything she may need while in hospital with Scarlet Fever.


Date: 
April 2, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler wishes his niece a speedy recovery and release from the hospital. She has been suffering from Scarlet Fever.


Date: 
April 4, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Pearce, Richard M.
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Pearce on his recent monograph. Osler asks if any work is being done on Scarlet Fever in Philadelphia.


Date: 
April 12, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Knopf, Sigmund Adolphus
Abstract: 

Osler has had little news about the Congress, and was only just recently asked to form an American Committee. He writes that Knopf's book will be of immense help to the medical profession.


Date: 
April 15, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gilman, Daniel Coit
Abstract: 

Osler will not be able to get away early enough to be in Glasgow by June. He will be too busy working on text book revisions.


Date: 
April 16, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Pearce, Richard M.
Abstract: 

Osler asks after Pearce's health. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
April 17, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howell, William Henry
Abstract: 

Arrangements for a meeting at the Medical School. Additional notes by Cushing asking Howell to clarify details of this letter. For more details see entry CUS417/97.29.


Date: 
April 19, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howell, William Henry
Abstract: 

Osler would like to meet with Howell before the next meeting of the Faculty to discuss some changes in the titles in his department. Futcher is going to leave the House and is going into practice, but Osler would like to keep him on as a teacher. He would also like to compare the salaries in his department to those in other departments. Mumford will come from Boston to attend their Historical Club meeting in May.


Date: 
April 19, 1901
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes.


Date: 
April 1, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shepherd, Francis John
Abstract: 

Osler invites Shepherd and Cecil to stay with him in Baltimore if they decide to come down for the meeting of the American Surgical Association. He requests some information for research he is doing on arthritis.


Date: 
May 20, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howell, William Henry
Abstract: 

Osler asks if the Faculty meeting could be held earlier, as he must leave for an appointment in Philadelphia.


Date: 
May 22, 1901
From: 
Long, B.G.
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

The conclusion reached in Buffalo on the Tuberculosis question was that it would be best to arrange a section on "Prevention of Tuberculosis" for the meeting of the American Public Health Association, instead of organizing a separate body.


Date: 
May 25, 1901
From: 
Osler, William; Grace Revere Osler
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

The Oslers request the pleasure of Dr. Jacobs's company for dinner.


Date: 
May 29, 1901
From: 
Osler, William; Grace Revere Osler
To: 
Unidentified
Abstract: 

The Oslers request the company of an unidentified guest at their Baltimore home.

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