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Letters dated 1902


Date: 
January 4, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lafleur, Henri Amédée
Abstract: 

Osler believes that Martin has done enough work to justify being awarded a membership to the Association of American Physicians.


Date: 
January 13, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howell, William Henry
Abstract: 

Osler suggests that a good subject for an evening lecture would be Municipal Sanatoria in Tuberculosis by Dr. Warren Buckler.


Date: 
January 23, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler reports that he spent an enjoyable Christmas in Boston with Grace's family. Norman Gywn's sister and May Francis have both paid the Oslers a visit in Baltimore. William Francis is in his last year of Medical School and is doing well. Osler writes of medical cases.


Date: 
January 23, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrod, Sir Archibald E.
Abstract: 

Osler has not made much progress in his alkaptonuria case, which involves almost an entire family, the Jacksons. Osler has consulted both Futcher and Ogden.


Date: 
February 4, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Yarrow, H.C.
Abstract: 

Osler writes of a medical case.


Date: 
February 10, 1902
From: 
Lee, Benjamin
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Lee asks if Flick has changed his mind regarding the "American Congress of Tuberculosis." Holton, who is President of the American Public Health Association, will also serve as President of the Congress. Lee writes that many other prominent men are in support of this movement.


Date: 
February 20, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Arrangements for Adami's upcoming visit to Baltimore.


Date: 
February 20, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrod, Sir Archibald E.
Abstract: 

Osler sends along Ogden's notes about his alkaptonuria case.


Date: 
March 5, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gates, Frederick T.
Abstract: 

Osler writes that North America is still very far behind Germany in the scientific investigations of disease. He believes that the laboratories are imperfectly equipped, that the men in charge have too much teaching to do, that there are not enough assistants, and that there is a shortage of men dedicated to scientific work. He offers to provide Gates with a copy of a summary he wrote on the progress of bacteriological science printed in the New York Sun.


Date: 
March 8, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mr. President
Abstract: 

Civilities.


Date: 
March 10, 1902
From: 
Wyman, Walter
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

The organization of a Tuberculosis Congress is a matter that requires serious consideration. Wyman would like to help to bring about such a Congress, but is hesitant to take the initiative.


Date: 
March 20, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howell, William Henry
Abstract: 

Arrangements for a meeting of the Medical Faculty. Osler wishes for Mall to undertake all the arrangements.


Date: 
March 25, 1902
From: 
McGuire, Stuart
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

McGuire is glad that Osler appreciates and values the collection of Jenner pamphlets he sent to him. The pamphlets were given to McGuire's father by Mr. George Foy of Ireland.


Date: 
March 25, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Martin, Charles Ferdinand
Abstract: 

Osler discusses a medical case. He requests information from Martin on cases of splenic anaemia, as he wishes to present on the subject at the Association of American Physicians.


Date: 
March 29, 1902
From: 
Romeike and Curtice
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Newspaper clipping referring to Osler's collection of works by Boerhaave.


Date: 
March 1, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Osler invites Camac to Baltimore to see some of his treasures, including autographed copies of Jenner's vaccination monographs given to him by Hunter McGuire. He writes of medical cases.


Date: 
April 2, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler has enclosed a cheque for Gwen and Bea. William Francis is celebrating a birthday, for which Revere had a special cake made.


Date: 
April 5, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Dock, George
Abstract: 

Osler writes of a case of Syphilis. He has received Jenner's original pamphlets on vaccination from Hunter McGuire's estate.


Date: 
April 7, 1902
From: 
Romeike, Henry
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

The Henry Romeike Newspaper Cutting Bureau provides Osler with a newspaper clipping reporting on a prank he once played on his medical students, the story of which was told at the County Medical Society meeting.


Date: 
April 8, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrod, Sir Archibald E.
Abstract: 

Osler writes of Barton Brune, a young prominent physician from Baltimore who died of typhoid fever. Osler gives Garrod the okay to use Ogden's case of alkaptonuria.


Date: 
April 19, 1902
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Clipping from "The Evening Post" announcing the inaugural ceremonies of Columbia University in honour of the twelfth University President, Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler. President Roosevelt was a special guest at the event. Osler was in attendance, as were Drs. P. Haupt, W.K. Brooks, H.M. Hurd, and E.H. Griffin from the Johns Hopkins.


Date: 
April 22, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howell, William Henry
Abstract: 

Osler informs Howell that he cannot take anymore than 25 students at a time, as the wards would be too crowded. Osler was sorry to miss Gaule's lecture, but he had to attend the meeting of the Executive Committee of the State Faculty. Osler is Chairman of the Committee and could not miss the meeting.


Date: 
April 25, 1902
From: 
Stone, William A.
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Flick has been appointed as a delegate to represent the state of Pennsylvania at the American Congress of Tuberculosis in New York City, May 14-16, 1902.


Date: 
April 30, 1902
From: 
Ruck, Karl von
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Von Ruck has accepted the chairmanship on the Committee of the third symposium of the Congress on Tuberculosis. He asks Flick to present a paper in his section of the Congress.


Date: 
May 3, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Charlton, Margaret E.
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to hear that Charlton liked the Bulletin. He feels it should be strictly a library affair, but thinks a description of the library at McGill would be a good thing. He hopes she will attend the meeting, which will be at Saratoga Springs in June.


Date: 
May 5, 1902
From: 
Ruck, Karl von
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Von Ruck shares Flick's suspicions of the Congress on Tuberculosis in New York. His decision to attend was based on his plan to take the Congress out of its present hands and place it upon a more ethical basis. However, the Congress has now been postponed until June, during a time when von Ruck will not be free to attend.


Date: 
May 6, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Charlton, Margaret E.
Abstract: 

Osler would like to send out a circular to all the librarians and members of the Association of Medical Libraries attending the June meeting in Saratoga Springs. Osler plans to present a brief paper on aspects of medical bibliography at the meeting.


Date: 
May 8, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Martin, Charles Ferdinand
Abstract: 

Arrangements for Martin's visit to the Johns Hopkins.


Date: 
May 9, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Pratt, Joseph Hersey
Abstract: 

Osler is certain that Pratt is in good hands with Krehl. He will send Krehl a copy of his text book and a volume on his studies in Typhoid Fever. He will send Pratt a list of books for the Tuberculosis library. Osler plans to sail to England on the 25th of June.


Date: 
May 12, 1902
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Notes taken from Lawrence F. Flick's diary on his trip to Europe. He met with Mr. Schindler and Dr. Pannwitz, with whom he spoke about organizing an International Congress on Tuberculosis in America.

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