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Letters dated 1911


Date: 
November 11, 1911
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's note on the Samuel Pepys Club. Osler went to a meeting on that day.


Date: 
November 13, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Hurds for sending on Gildersleeve's letter.He is sorry that Mrs. Hurd has been ill. Lady Osler has probably seen them. Osler does not remember having seen a copy of Billings and Weir Mitchell's "Suggestions to Hospital Visitor's." He asks Hurd to give him a copy. He mentions his work on the new edition of his textbook. Osler will lecture at Yale next Autumn on the "Evolution of Modern Medicine." He will see them all in Baltimore then. Civilities.


Date: 
November 17, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Simmons, George H.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Simmons for the correction he had pointed out in his textbook. He mentions that he had a score of letters on that same subject. He hopes that Simmons is coming next Summer. He congratulates Simmons on the Journal. Civilities.


Date: 
November 22, 1911
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Osler's notes on "Bodley Investigation by Curators of Nicholson's behaviour." Detailed notes on E.W.B. Nicholson's fate as Librarian at the Bodleian Library from November 22, 1911 until June 1, 1912. Nicholson died on March 17, 1912.


Date: 
November 25, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Phipps, Henry
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that he met the Whites. Glaisher just received the Pasteur Lives from Constable. Will get them off. He mentions delightful letters from several French libraries to which he sent copies. Civilities


Date: 
November 29, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler mentions Mrs. Revere's death. He gives details about the Huth sale. He got the only book he wanted, Astruc's study of Genesis. Biographic details on Astruc. Welch is one of his admirers. He is waiting for the second part of the Hoe catalogue. Wishes that the Trustees would do something for Miss Bonner. Good comments on her work at the Hospital. Will write to Smith about it. Civilities.


Date: 
December 1, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thomas, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry about Mary Worthington's case. He discusses her illness, and hopes that John Finney has not made up his mind to take Princeton and to change a life of congenial hardness for one of unpleasant distinction. He confides that he is so thankful not to have taken either McGill or Toronto offers. Civilities.


Date: 
December 2, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
McCrae, Thomas
Abstract: 

Osler offers precise advice on their work on the textbook. He has not heard from Appletons about the type and the paper. Civilities.


Date: 
December 4, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

Osler agrees to write a letter to the members though he wonders how they would feel having this coming from a new comer. He asks MacAlister if there are men he could tackle privately. He asks if anyone ever attacked Tomes. Savage can help in that matter. Would take advice about sending out a letter from himself. Civilities.


Date: 
December 5, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Phipps, Henry
Abstract: 

Osler writes that Glaisher has sent out the copies (Pasteur Life). Detailed account of the copies sent. Civilities.


Date: 
December 8, 1911
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's note on Osler presiding at the Royal Society of Medicine meeting (the clinical section) in London.


Date: 
December 8, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

Laconic wire saying "All right." (probably concerning the letter to send to the members).


Date: 
December 11, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Pratt, Joseph Hersey
Abstract: 

Osler comments on the picture of Pratt's daughter. He congratulates Pratt on their second child. Love to Rosamond. They are beginning to get things in line for the International Congress in 1913; he is President of the Medical section (Royal Society of Medicine), and will look for the active support of the "inter-urbans." Civilities.


Date: 
December 14, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

Osler has written to Tomes and to Brown of Preston, and to the man who is supposed to keep the purse of the Draper's Company. He will try to approach some others. Thinks that Strathcona will give something. He asks MacAlister to send a descriptive booklet to John McFadden, and put his compliments inside. He suggests that he look for the descendants of some of old worthies connected with the Medical Chirurgical or other societies. He wonders who are the heirs of Robert Barnes. Osler suggests they fit up a Robert Barnes' room. Family vanity is a powerful lever which Mitchell has used with advantage in Philadelphia.


Date: 
December 15, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brewster, Mabel
Abstract: 

Christmas Greetings. Osler hopes that Sylvia's big Bible has come. He sent Mabel an edition of the Phaedo. Osler mentions the examinations, and his work on the textbook which will go to press next month. He had read Bergson on Laughter. Noted that the only two special works on this emotional problem are from Frenchmen, one in 1560 by Joubert and the other one by Bergson. A cheque and love to Lois. Christmas greetings to Uncle Ned and his family. Mention of a book on Prof. Lounsburry from Yale. Civilities.


Date: 
December 15, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
McCrae, Thomas
Abstract: 

Details concerning the sections of the new edition of the text-book. Osler exposes his reasons to not to put in the Introduction. Eckson is revising the heart section. Civilities. He is sorry about Reinhard's death. Precision on the spelling of words in Latin. He will write to Broom. Civilities.


Date: 
December 18, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

Osler has not heard from Tomes. Brown will subscribe. He asks MacAlister to send the latter a list of the subscribers and a copy of the booklet. Principle Boyd of Hertford College will help in an application to the Drapers, of which Society he is an influential member Through his influence, they built the Radcliffe and the new electronic laboratories. Will ask him to arrange an interview between the Warden, Morris, and themselves.


Date: 
December 21, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Osler intructs Cushing to send his Garth paper to Dr. Cock. He writes of book-buying. He suggests that Cushing take a year off before he settles into his new post in Boston.


Date: 
1911(?)
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"Slot-Machine Cures: Principle of Medicine by Contract." Report on the St. Bartholomew's Hospital and College dinner, at which Osler and others spoke about the Insurance Act.


Date: 
March 25, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry he missed Adami, but he was with J.K. Mitchell and had to attend to an urgent case.


Date: 
March 25, 1905
From: 
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Osler's notes found in "Boorde (Andrewe) 1489?-1549?" Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
March 25, 1905
From: 
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Notes written in fly leaf of "Bibliotheca Britannica."


Date: 
March 25, 1905
From: 
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Pamphlet: "Transient Attacks of Aphasia and Paralyses in States of High Blood Pressure and Arterio-Sclerosis," by William Osler, Regius Professor of Medicine, Oxford. Reprinted from the Canadian Medical Association Journal, October 1911.


Date: 
March 25, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

An account of the early days of the Johns Hopkins Hospital given by Mr. Abraham Flexner of the Carnegie Foundation before the Royal Commission on University Education in London, England. Includes details of circumstances surrounding Osler's appointment to the Hospital. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
March 25, 1905
From: 
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Cushing's note on Osler's activities of 1911.


Date: 
March 25, 1905
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Notes taken from Osler's diary in 1911, great highlights for this year.


Date: 
March 25, 1905
From: 
Black, George B.
To: 
Gwyn, Dr. Charles Herbert
Abstract: 

Osler has asked Black to forward Gwyn an autograph copy of his portrait that he had executed. Mentions the good opinion of it by Osler.


Date: 
March 25, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Moore, John W.
Abstract: 

Osler asks Moore if there are cases of Typhus in Dublin. Brill of New York is at the Hyde Park Hotel and would like to see cases. Osler mentions that Brill has described a curious disease similar to Typhus. Asks him to contact him. He thanks Moore for his congratulations. Civilities.


Date: 
(1911 ?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Phipps, Henry
Abstract: 

Osler will write a personal note to the students of each medical school in the USA and Canada to be sent with the volumes (Pasteur Life, of Vallery-Radot), to call their attention to their main features. He is sure of their success. Civilities. Draft of the letter to the students.


Date: 
1904-1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Abbott, Maude E.
Abstract: 

Document containing excerpts of letters from Osler to Maude Abbott. Letters have been organized by subject. Categories include Museum Catalogue, Systematic Teaching, Congenital Cardiac Disease, and Organization of the International Association of Medical Museums.

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