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Letters dated 1905


Date: 
January 1, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Proctor, Adelaide E.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Proctor for sending a gift of a centre piece. He offers her medical advice and asks after her mother.


Date: 
January 1, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Barker, Lewellys Franklin
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Barker for some notes on the diseases of the nervous system.


Date: 
January 2, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shattuck, Frederick Cheever
Abstract: 

Osler writes of Typho-malarial fever and his opinion that the two diseases, typhoid and malaria, coexist but do not form a separate, hybrid disease. He asks Shattuck what he thinks of Durham's views about relapse. Osler is very interested in these views and is sorry that he did not get a chance to incorporate them into the last edition of his text book. He thanks Shattuck for his suggestions about gas poisoning, a highly mortal and common problem in Baltimore.


Date: 
January 2, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Parfitt, Charles Daniel
Abstract: 

Civilities.


Date: 
January 3, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Abbott, Maude E.
Abstract: 

Osler compliments Maude Abbott on the work she has done.


Date: 
January 3, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Abbott, Maude E.
Abstract: 

Osler compliments Maude Abbott on the work she has done.


Date: 
January 6, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler inquires about an invitation from the Trustees of the Hospital.


Date: 
January 6, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blumer, George Alder
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Blumer for some manuscript books that he sent, which will be deposited in the Surgeon General's Library. His position at Oxford will not give him the opportunity to hire his Canadian friends but his friends can visit him.


Date: 
January 7, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

List of donations received for the Museum Catalogue Fund.


Date: 
January 7, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler would like to bring information on the system used in the out-patient department of the Massachusetts General for arranging the histories and making diagnoses. He will bring the matter to the next Board Meeting.


Date: 
January 11, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Abbott, Maude E.
Abstract: 

Osler writes of matters concerning the catalogue fund.


Date: 
January 11, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Abbott, Maude E.
Abstract: 

Osler belives the work at Naples is fascinating, but thinks it would be a pity for Maude Abbott to go too far afield from her present line. He reports that they have enough money for the first part of the catalogue.


Date: 
January 11, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Abbott, Maude E.
Abstract: 

Osler belives the work at Naples is fascinating, but thinks it would be a pity for Maude Abbott to go too far afield from her present line. He reports that they have enough money for the first part of the catalogue.


Date: 
January 12, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brown, Lawrason
Abstract: 

Osler writes of the decision of the Executive Committee of The National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis to send a publication to its members. He proposes to republish Bowditch's paper on horse back exercise in the cure for tuberculosis.


Date: 
January 13, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thomson, Arthur
Abstract: 

Osler asks for information for his re-setting in Oxford.


Date: 
January 17, 1905
From: 
Chittenden, Russell H.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Chittenden writes of matters relating to his contribution to Osler's Systems of Medicine. He asks to be released from the engagement, as he is too busy with his own laboratory at the Sheffield Scientific School to prepare his article before the deadline.


Date: 
January 18, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Chittenden, Russell H.
Abstract: 

Osler implores Chittenden to stall his decision to cancel his contribution to Systems of Medicine. He writes that they cannot get on without Chittenden's article.


Date: 
January 18, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Phipps, Henry
Abstract: 

Invitation to the opening of the Tuberculosis Dispensary. Information on the work of the National Tuberculosis Society and its fund raising.


Date: 
January 19, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Rogers, Leonard
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Rogers for some slides in a paper on the cultivation of the trypanosome. He sent them to Novy who has been studying them.


Date: 
January 19, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Chadwick, James R.
Abstract: 

Osler asks for some Holmes book-plates to give to MacAlister. Comments on pictures that Chadwick had send him.


Date: 
January 20, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Chittenden, Russell H.
Abstract: 

Osler wonders if W.J. Gees of Columbia would be a suitable replacement for Chittenden, who has had to cancel his contribution to Systems of Medicine.


Date: 
January 20, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lyon, Irving P.
Abstract: 

Osler asks Lyon if he said that the echinococcus statistics in his text-book were wrong.


Date: 
January 26, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Chittenden, Russell H.
Abstract: 

Osler asks Chittenden to reconsider his decision to cancel his contribution to Systems of Medicine. He suggests that Chittenden enlist the assistance of Mendel to help finish the article on time.


Date: 
January 27, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Abbott, Maude E.
Abstract: 

Reference to a paper that Abbot will write on museum teaching. Osler accepts to look over the aneurysm section of her illustrations.


Date: 
January 28, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
White, James William
Abstract: 

Osler writes to wish White "bon voyage" and to offer medical advice.


Date: 
January 28, 1905
From: 
Chittenden, Russell H.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Chittenden agrees to write an article for Systems of Medicine with Mendel's assistance.


Date: 
January 28, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
McCrae, Thomas
Abstract: 

Confidential letter in which Osler asks McCrae to say who he would choose to be Osler's successor.


Date: 
January 30, 1905
From: 
Chittenden, Russell H.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Chittenden confirms that he will undertake to write a chapter on Metabolism for Systems of Medicine with the help of Dr. Mendel. Chittenden asks that Mendel be given full and equal credit for this contribution.


Date: 
January 31, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Chittenden, Russell H.
Abstract: 

Osler is delighted that Chittenden has agreed to contribute a chapter to Systems of Medicine. He assures Chittenden that Dr. Mendel's name will appear on the article.


Date: 
February 1, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Martin, Charles Ferdinand
Abstract: 

Osler discusses a patient's case.

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