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Letters dated 1904


Date: 
March 28, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Musser, John H.
Abstract: 

Osler writes of his sister Nellie's death. He is surprised that Musser has time to work on a new edition of his text book. He sends Musser a book from Oliver Wendell Homes's library.


Date: 
January 1, 1904
From: 
Warren, T. Herbert
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Warren expresses his hope that Osler may consider taking up residence at Oxford.


Date: 
January 1, 1904
From: 
Walker, E.W.A.
To: 
Thomson, Arthur
Abstract: 

Walker comments on the continuing search for a Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford. He expresses his opinion on the possible candidates, namely Ritchie and Moullin.


Date: 
January(?) 1, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Civilities. Osler will travel to New York, where he hopes to meet with Camac.


Date: 
January 3, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Abbott, Maude E.
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Abbott on her work at the Museum.


Date: 
January 4, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler expresses grief over the news of Captain Pabst's sudden death. Osler has just returned form Toronto and Montreal, where he had his portrait painted for the Medical Faculty.


Date: 
January 6, 1904
From: 
Walker, E.W.A.
To: 
Thomson, Arthur
Abstract: 

Walker writes of the meeting of Oxford Graduates to decide on candidates for the Regius Professorship of Medicine. He provides a copy of the document signed at the meeting, in which the guidelines for the position of Regius Professor are outlined.


Date: 
January 7, 1904
From: 
Munro, D.B.
To: 
Thomson, Arthur
Abstract: 

Munro writes of matters relating to the Regius Professorship of Medicine at Oxford.


Date: 
January 7, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Loring, Louisa
Abstract: 

Osler writes of the practice of hypnotism.


Date: 
January 8, 1904
From: 
Adami, John George
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Adami asks Osler for his opinion on an essay title. He accepts an invitation to stay with Osler in Baltimore.


Date: 
January 8, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler writes of the rumor that he charged a patient a $10,000 fee during his stay in Milwaukee. He urges Ogden to submit a paper to the American Medical Association on Dr. Peckham's case.


Date: 
January 10, 1904
From: 
Fairbairn, J.S.
To: 
Thomson, Arthur
Abstract: 

Fairbairn writes of the present disagreement among the Oxford men over naming the right man for the Regius Professorship of Medicine. He himself has not been satisfied with the proceedings thus far. He is of the opinion that the position should go to a Clinical teacher from a big Medical School, not necessarily from the British Isles. He was in favour of Rose Bradford's candidacy, but Bradford declined the offer.


Date: 
January 11, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hemmeter, John Cohn
Abstract: 

Osler writes of his plans to meet with Halliburton.


Date: 
January 11, 1904
From: 
Bosanquet, W. Cecil
To: 
Thomson, Arthur
Abstract: 

Bosanquet writes of matters relating to the Regius Professorship of Medicine at Oxford. He believes Ritchie is a suitable candidate for the position.


Date: 
January 11, 1904
From: 
Munro, D.B.
To: 
Thomson, Arthur
Abstract: 

Munro writes of relating to the Regius Professorship of Medicine at Oxford.


Date: 
January 13, 1904
From: 
Mitchell, Silas Weir
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Mitchell discusses Dryden.


Date: 
January 13, 1904
From: 
Thomson, Arthur
To: 
Fairbairn, J.S.
Abstract: 

Thomson enumerates how his position differs from that of Fairbairn over the matter of the Regius Professorship of Medicine and the Oxford Medical School.


Date: 
January 13, 1904
From: 
Thomson, Arthur
To: 
Bosanquet, W. Cecil
Abstract: 

Thomson expresses his opinion over the matter of the Regius Professorship of Medicine at Oxford.


Date: 
January 14, 1904
From: 
Adami, John George
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Adami writes of his involvement in the Clark Bell affair and in the establishment of the Bacteriological Section in the Lewis Congress.


Date: 
January 14, 1904
From: 
Bosanquet, W. Cecil
To: 
Thomson, Arthur
Abstract: 

Matters concerning the vacant post of Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford.


Date: 
January 15, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Klebs, Arnold Carl
Abstract: 

Invitation for dinner at the Oslers' Baltimore home.


Date: 
January 15, 1904
From: 
Fairbairn, J.S.
To: 
Thomson, Arthur
Abstract: 

Fairbairn writes concerning the vacant post of Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford. Fairnairn does not agree with Thomson's views on the matter.


Date: 
January 17, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Civilities.


Date: 
January 20, 1904
From: 
Bosanquet, W. Cecil
To: 
Thomson, Arthur
Abstract: 

Bosanquet writes of the controversy surrounding the appointment of a new Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford. He favours Dr. Church for the position.


Date: 
January 21, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Klebs, Arnold Carl
Abstract: 

Arrangements for Klebs's visit to Baltimore. Osler urges Klebs to bring Babcock.


Date: 
January 23, 1904
From: 
Thomson, Arthur
To: 
Bosanquet, W. Cecil
Abstract: 

Thomson does not support Dr. Church's candidacy for the Regius Professorship of Medicine at Oxford. Thomson is determined that Pathology should be taught at Oxford, and will not support any candidate who will not further the interests of Pathology.


Date: 
January 27, 1904
From: 
Fairbairn, J.S.
To: 
Thomson, Arthur
Abstract: 

Fairbairn expresses his support for Dr. Church's candidacy for the post of Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford. He does not agree with Thomson that the position should be reserved for a specialist in Pathology.


Date: 
January 28, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lamb, Daniel Smith
Abstract: 

Osler inquires about medical cases.


Date: 
January 29, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Phipps, Henry
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Phipps for his generosity towards the Johns Hopkins. He writes that much interest has been stirred by the Tuberculosis exhibition.


Date: 
January 1, 1904
From: 
Mitchell, Silas Weir
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Mitchell writes of a translation of Dryden's Miscellanies.

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