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Letters dated 1906


Date: 
December 14, 1906
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Clipping from the New York World. "Dr. Osler says it's a huge joke. Denies that he ever advanced the Chloroform-at-Sixty Theory, as has been charged." on the hundredth anniversary of his mother. Cushing' note on the details of the festivities.


Date: 
May 8, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Parfitt, Charles Daniel
Abstract: 

Osler heard news from White on Parfitt's health. Civilities. He declines an offer to give an address during the Toronto meeting. He will be very busy and had promised to his wife not to over-tax himself. Mention that he came back from America tired out. He hopes to come to Gravenhurst.


Date: 
January 3, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Parfitt, Charles Daniel
Abstract: 

Osler had news of Parfitt from White. He mentions a visit to G. in August for a meeting. He will spend the month of January in Baltimore. Civilities.


Date: 
January 7, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler sends Andras her allowance. Civilities.


Date: 
January 8, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Klebs, Arnold Carl
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Klebs for the pictures (the pilgrimage at Louis' tomb). He wrote remarks and wishes to have them published with the pictures in one of the journals (it was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association of Chicago in 1906, 46, 1716). He declines an invitation for a meeting of a committee because of his busy agenda.


Date: 
January 12, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler picked up a copy of "Editio Princeps" by Galen at Sotheby's. He will donate it to the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.


Date: 
January 12, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Klebs, Arnold Carl
Abstract: 

Extract of a letter. Osler hopes to see Klebs in August at the British Medical Meeting in Toronto. Osler references the article to be published on their visit to Louis' tomb. He would prefer Klebs to write the story and he will send him his remarks.


Date: 
January 12, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Herbert Albert Laurens
Abstract: 

Osler will send Fisher a copy of the Editio Princeps of Galen. He bought it at an auction at Sotheby's. Osler asks if Fisher had London agents. Civilities.


Date: 
January 13, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Abbott, Maude E.
Abstract: 

Details on the printing of the catalogue. Osler suggests that Adami writes the first preface. Osler, a clinical introduction, and the dedication to Dr. Johnston. He will write to Chipman. He is enthusiastic about the catalogue, which will be of benefit to the students and also to the school (McGill), and which will be a model for other institutions. Osler assures Abbott that the faculty is interested in the work and she should have a free hand in this.


Date: 
January 15, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Libman, Emanuel
Abstract: 

Osler makes arrangements for a phone consultation.


Date: 
January 20, 1906
From: 
Humpton, Blanche O.
To: 
Abbott, Maude E.
Abstract: 

Telegram. Osler is away, but could see Abbott any day after Tuesday.


Date: 
January 26, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to have Andras' letter. He mentions that he had been away in Philadelphia and New York. He appreciates his festive visit and is glad to see old friends. He will go to Toronto to say good bye to his mother. Word on her allowance that he forgot to send her. Civilities


Date: 
January 28, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler gives information on the work done on the System. Volumes I and II should be ready by October 1st. The MSS of volume III and IV should be in hand by October 1st. Osler asks Thaye to get some of his boys to work on the material.


Date: 
January 29, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

(Reference to Counsels and Ideals). Osler is glad that there will be a new impression because there were several misprints. He mentions a visit to Toronto and his return to New York. He will call Camac. He will not be able to share a meal with him because two people from Montreal want to see him. Civilities.


Date: 
January 30, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shepherd, Francis John
Abstract: 

Osler mentions a hostile feeling between the Montreal General Hospital and the Royal Victoria Hospital. It has a bad influence among the younger men. He heard about it outside of Montreal. Suggests that the seniors should put a stop to it and make the school a rallying point. What difference does it make at which one of them a man works. Do get Armstrong, Bell and the others to take a more rational view. Glad of Edith Molson's engagement. Asking help for Dr. Abbott. Compliment on her work.


Date: 
January, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Walsh, James J.
Abstract: 

Osler makes arrangements to dine with Walsh before a meeting in Philadelphia. Civilities.


Date: 
(February 2, 1906 ?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Barker, Lewellys Franklin
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Barker for his month spent at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is glad to have good accounts on his new job. Kind word about Cole and Boggs. Civilities. Suggests he shows practical cases at the local societies, because they need his stimulation.


Date: 
(February 2, 1906 ?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
White, James William
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry to have missed White in Philadelphia. Civilities. Invitation to come in Oxford next summer.


Date: 
February 3, 1906
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"Extract from faculty meeting minutes relating to Museum Committee meeting."


Date: 
February 9, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to have Ogden's letter. He mentions that he had a quick visit : Montreal, Toronto, Boston, New York and Philadelphia. He did not get much work done but enjoyed seeing his many old friends. Glad to have good accounts of the baby. Mrs. Osler and Revere had to return two weeks ago for school. News about settling in Oxford. Invitation to see them in Oxford. Civilities. Asks him to remember him to Mr. Ochronosis Bibliotheca.


Date: 
(February 9, 1906 ?)
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
McCrae, Thomas
Abstract: 

Extract of a letter. Lady Osler had received a telegram from Osler at Queenstown saying that he had had a splendid voyage. Revere and she arrived at Liverpool from America. There is a note from Cushing's secretary saying that she guessed the year of the letter and suggest that the Osler crossed on different steamers.


Date: 
February 12, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bushnell
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that Bushnell is getting the section work arranged in Pathology (Toronto Meeting of British Medical Association. J.G.A.). He had talked to McKenzie about the arterio-sclerosis discussion. He suggests that the experimental side of the question should be presented by Pierce of Albany and Klotz, Adami's assistant. Welch could introduce the discussion on the forms of that disease. Osler asks about the whereabouts of Adami.


Date: 
February 13, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Libman, Emanuel
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry to have not seen Libman a week ago. Osler asks for accounts of Libman's patient, because he is interested in his condition. He asks him to give him his kind regards.


Date: 
February 16, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Warfield, Louis M.
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Warfield on his work he read in the St. Louis Medical Review. Osler encourages him to keep it up and go slowly. Recommends to him not to forget how much room there is at the top. Discussion on the case of Miss Green, a person without cardio-vascular attachment whom he met at the Fischels. Civilities.


Date: 
February 16, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, Alexander
Abstract: 

Osler thanks MacAlister for the kind comments on Camac's little book. Mention of Fred Packard' s death, which is a terrible loss, personally and professionally. Civilities.


Date: 
February 19, 1906
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Copies of catalogue cards from the Harvey section of Osler's Bibliotheca Osleriana. Includes notes by Edward Revere Osler and William Osler.


Date: 
February 23, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Klebs, Arnold Carl
Abstract: 

Osler references the picture (pilgrimage at Louis' tomb). He will send his remarks next week. Osler would like to put the names of all the men on back of the frame. Osler asks Klebs for news about Appleton's T. B. book. He had referred him to them but , according to Broome, they possibly had some New York fellow in view. Invitation to come in Oxford on his way to St. Moritz.


Date: 
February 26, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Handwritten postcard. Osler sends Thayer the Biographe Medicale of Bayle, a reference treasure. He caught a heavy cold on landing. Civilities.


Date: 
February 27, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
James, Walter B.
Abstract: 

Osler writes of a very rare edition of Harvey's "De Motu Cordis." [See CUS417/5.43]


Date: 
March 2, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
McCrae, Thomas
Abstract: 

The introduction is not ready (rf. the System). Technical indications on the place of the general introduction in other Systems. Osler thinks that they should do the same not to give the impression that their System gives a consideration at once of the special diseases. The printing can go ahead.

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