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Letters dated 1910


Date: 
November 24, 1909
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that Thayer liked the photograph. He asks Thayer the date of the Welch dinner so that he could send a cable. Would be delighted to be on the Committee. Glad of the medallion. News from Oxford, the Tuberculosis meeting. Mitchell wrote enthusiastically of an event in Philadelphia (possiblt referring to Futcher's wedding) It is a great matter to have Futcher settled. Civilities.


Date: 
( April 25, 1908 ?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shepherd, Francis John
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to hear from Martin of his election as a Dean. Congratulations. He mentions that his life is not as peaceful as they expected, but they are happy. He enjoyed his trip to Vienna, but is not impressed by the new clinics of the old Hospital. That makes him despair of private institutions. Civilities.


Date: 
January 3, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler was glad to get Ogden's letter, and glad that Cushing had visited him. Osler praises Cushing. Kind comments on Raleigh. Mentions that he has not yet read his book on Shakespeare. Invitation to come next Summer. Greetings to the ochronotic patient. News of Revere. Civilities.


Date: 
January 3, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Pratt, Joseph Hersey
Abstract: 

Osler mentions that he will not come next Summer for the Congress. Mentions that they will probably come to America in the late Summer. Mentions that he was sure that Pratt had made no mistake. Comment on a case of B. coli infection. He will work on his Angina Pectoris material for the Lettsonian lectures at the Royal College of Physicians in the Spring. Civilities.


Date: 
January 4, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thomas, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler will have the title page and plate of Petit's book photographed for him, and the Trattato of Mistichelli also. He compliments Thomas's secretary, and complains about his new one. He gives news of Revere who stayed at Mrs. Little's house while in Winchester. Glad to have news from Thomas's boys. Thomas has done his section for the System. Mention that he has not got through his section yet. Mention of Futcher's wedding. He sympathizes with Katherine Garrett.


Date: 
January 4, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Kelly, Howard Atwood
Abstract: 

Osler sends Kelly the photograph for the Residents 'room at the John Hopkins Hospital. Thinks that it is a capital idea to get together the pictures of the men who had been connected with the Hospital. Mentions a dream that he had where Kelly was a plenopotentiary of England and America, dealing with two Chinese about an overflow of the Chinese into Europe. He asks for news of his biography, and hopes that Kelly will arrange with the American Medical Association. Greetings to his wife, children, and Miss Waterson.


Date: 
January 4, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Jacobs for the gifts he had sent to him and Revere. He gives news of his studies in Winchester, and of their Christmas. Civilities.


Date: 
January 5, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Libman, Emanuel
Abstract: 

Osler will send Libman a copy of his aneurysm paper when reprinted. He shows interest in Libman's paper on chronic endocarditis. Sends him some interesting addresses. Civilities.


Date: 
January 9, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler sends a cheque for $5. He wishes he could see the new library in Philadelphia. He would like to acquire a copy of Stockton Hough's Incunabula.


Date: 
January 9, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thomas, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler just received Thomas' section which looks interesting. Will have Petit's book photographed, but not the Mistichelli which is not in London. Will try to get it from a friend in Paris. Sympathizes with Catherine Johnson's troubles. Glad that Francis Trudeau has gone to Baltimore. Civilities.


Date: 
January 9, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler asks Boggs if Parsons is going to send the other notes of aneurysm cases. He is glad that he liked the Sir Thomas Browne reprint. He mentions a case that Boggs will report. Civilities.


Date: 
January 11, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler had called at Maggs about the Gold Headed Cane. He thanks Jacobs for the electric light he gave him. He asks if the Leonard's Fasciculas of Anatomy are in the Frick's Library. Glad that Jim Frick is better. Civilities.


Date: 
January 13, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
McCrae, Thomas
Abstract: 

Osler sends McCrae a copy of "Medico-Nautical Studies" by members of the North Atlantic Medical Society (Joke). Positive comments on Henry M. Thomas' section for the System. Civilities. Copy attached.


Date: 
January 13, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler sends Howard a copy of the Medico-Nautical Studies of the North American Medical Society (Joke). Glad that the Montreal General Hospital is going on with him. Asks him to keep W.W. Francis at work if possible. Mentions Marjorie. Asks him to look after Harry Wright. Marion has been with them for Christmas. News of Revere. Civilities. P.S. News of Jared.


Date: 
January 13, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler sends Jacobs a copy of the Medico-Nautico Studies from the North Atlantic Medical Society (joke). Advises him to keep up Jim Frick's interest in the Library. Miss Noyes had written encouraging news about the work. Mentions that he had written about the Aesculapian statue. Civilities.


Date: 
January 17, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Charlton, Margaret E.
Abstract: 

Osler sends Charlton a photograph of Bannister's anatomical lecture in Glasgow, one of the earliest representations of an English lecturer. He asks her to have it framed at his cost, and asks her when they will be moving into the new library. Civilities.


Date: 
January 17, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Abbott, Maude E.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Maude Abbott for the bound reprint of her section on Congenital Heart Disease. He compliments her on her work and hopes everything goes satisfactorily in connection with the Museum.


Date: 
January 17, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Abbott, Maude E.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Maude Abbott for the bound reprint of her section on Congenital Heart Disease. He compliments her on her work and hopes everything goes satisfactorily in connection with the Museum.


Date: 
January 21, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thomas, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler praises Thomas for his section for the system. He sent a few proofs to McCrae. Osler mentions an attack of renal calculus on the right side. Civilities.


Date: 
January 21, 1910
From: 
Thomson, Arthur
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Thomson informs Osler that the Standing Medical Committee Council will meet on the question of Pharmacology. Thomson sends him a copy of the memorandum he will submit, and asks for Osler's support on this matter with a strong letter. Hudson's Bay's are up again. Asks if Strathcona could help towards the endowment of a Chair (of Pharmacology). Civilities.


Date: 
January 25, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Osler writes of his own health. He is sad without Revere at home, but he writes often from Winchester.


Date: 
January 25, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Barker, Lewellys Franklin
Abstract: 

Osler provides Barker with details on his position concerning the 1912 edition of his textbook. Feeling that he is no longer actively working, he wishes to have someone associated with him for the next edition. He wishes to keep it in connection with the Johns Hopkins. Osler offesr details on the publishers. He mentions his attack of renal calculus. He gives geetings to Miss Humpton, and asks Barker to tell her that Revere is off to Winchester. Civilities.


Date: 
January 25, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler tells Jacobs that he got rid of his renal calculus (uric acid). He mentions that there were good old books at Hodgsons. Revere is happy at Winchester. Hopes to meet him on the Continent. He is going to the Congress of International Medicine at Wiesbaden at the end of April.


Date: 
January 25, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thomas, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Guillain has written to Osler telling him that Mistichelli's book is not in the libraries in Paris. Bastianelli will look for him. He is having the pages and the plates photographed from Petit's book. Mentions his renal calculus episode.


Date: 
January 26, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shepherd, Francis John
Abstract: 

Father Wood has ordered a memorial window to Dr. Wright. Osler mentions that Roddick, Gardner and French had subscribed. He asks Shepherd if he can write to anybody else. He hopes that the Mills pension scheme will work. It is important to have a new man starting the Laboratory. Mills is not fit for this task anymore. Positive comments about him. Civilities. Osler is sending the Library a photograph given by Payne, of Bannister's anatomical lecture, from the painting in the William Hunter Library.


Date: 
January 26, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler is delighted that the Welch affair is progressing. He wishes that he could be out for it. He will send a cable at the time of the event. Revere is happy in Winchester. Civilities.


Date: 
January 28, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Wenckebach, Karl Friedrich
Abstract: 

Osler mentions that he was sure that Pavy would go. He asks Wenckebach when he is coming in May. He will arrange to have him lecture in Oxford and at the London Post-Graduate School. Osler requests a paper at the Medical Section of the Royal Society of Medicine.


Date: 
June 28, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to have the corrections and notes. He sends Mackall the Baltimore Address. Payne left him his copy of (Christianismi) Restitutio. He thinks he has a duplicate copy of Williams' Bibliography of the Religio. He is still looking for the quarto Dutch edition of the collected works. Osler recommends that Mrs. Roy, one of Mackall's friends, see Dr. James Mackenzie of Harley Street. News of William Francis. He is sorry not to have been with The American Surgeons.


Date: 
( January 1910 ?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thomson, Arthur
Abstract: 

Osler gives his approval concerning his memorandum on the Chair of Pharmacology. Mentions that the four lines of progress for Oxford are Pharmacology, Hygiene, the History of Medicine, and a clinic -pathological laboratory in connection with the Infirmary. Everywhere except in England, Pharmacology is making rapid strides. Osler mentions that he can testify Prof Abel's department in connection with the Johns Hopkins Medical School is very successful. He suggests that they should ask for a full professorship. Strathcona had promised a bequest for the purpose but withdrew at the financial crisis. He had given a bequest to the Medical School at Montreal. Osler has hesitations to go to him again, but he will.


Date: 
January 31, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thomas, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler has written to Bastianelli not to trouble about Mistichelli's book. He informs Thomas that he will receive the photos of Petit's book shortly. He incites Thomas to start writing his book of diagnosis. Civilities.

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