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Letters dated 1912


Date: 
February 14, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lewis, Thomas
Abstract: 

Osler writes of logistical problems in the organisation of Einthoven's visit.


Date: 
February 18, 1912
From: 
Johnson, Frederic
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Johnson informs Osler that Margaret Williams has been to see him about the collation of the "Religio Medici" manuscripts. Johnson asks questions about how Osler would like the collation to be done.


Date: 
February 19, 1912
From: 
Williams, Margaret
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Williams has been to see Frederic Johnson regarding the collation of Sir Thomas Browne's "Religio Medici" manuscripts. She informs Osler that Johnson would like to undertake the work at the Castle and would like to be paid for it.


Date: 
February 22, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that Adami declined the Chicago position. He comment favourably on Adami's work in Montreal. He does not understand why some people have not properly appreciated it. Osler hopes he is coming this summer. He asks Adami if he is going to the Congress at Rome. He hopes to be there early in April. Osler is delighted to hear of Archie Malloch who is a fine type of man. Harry Wright is a good chap but not quite so able. Civilities.


Date: 
February 23, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
McCrae, Thomas
Abstract: 

Osler writes of technical details about the textbook. Civilities.


Date: 
February 23, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Klebs, Arnold Carl
Abstract: 

Osler writes that "W." is a shocking crank, and Klebs' remarks were appropriate and will do good. The College of Physicians are pretty sore having given him the Parkes-Weber prize. He mentions that the textbook is on the last lap.


Date: 
February 25, 1912
From: 
Neligan, A.R.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Neligan has heard that Osler is anxious to obtain old manuscripts of Avicenna's works and poems, as well as a photograph of his Tomb. Neligan will ask his local Tehran friends to find books for Osler. He sends his own photographs of Avicenna's tomb, taken during his visit to Hamadan in the summer of 1910.


Date: 
February 1, 1912
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's note taken in Osler's. Mention of an account of Nicolaus Steno, and the Opera Philosophica. Mention of a note on "Les collections artistiques de la Faculte de Medecine de Paris." Text of an obituary tribute to Samuel Wilks


Date: 
February 28, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lewis, Thomas
Abstract: 

Osler has heard from Einthoven. The dinner at the Athenaeum will be March 18th. He thanks Lewisfor arranging with the Dean of the Medical Faculty for the afternoon meeting. He would like to invite physiologists interested in Einthoven's field of work. Will get some of the clinical colts with cardiac leanings.


Date: 
February 28, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler asks Hurd for some missing numbers of the Bulletin. Civilities. He mentions his work at the revision of his textbook with McCrae.


Date: 
February 29, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler has the 1677 edition [of an unidentified book]. He informs Mackall of the ones he is missing. He hopes Mackall is coming this summer. Good news of William Francis at the Sanatorium.


Date: 
February 29, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
McCrae, Thomas
Abstract: 

Osler mentions a long article in the Army Journal on the paratyphoid which he abstracted. He requests instructions on using the English spelling of the metric measures. Details on the schedule of the sending of the remaining sections. Civilities.


Date: 
March 3, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Nixon, John Alexander
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Nixon for his paper which he has used in the revision of the cardio-vascular section of his text-book. He invites Nixon to visit them in Oxford for a week end in May. Article on Abdominal Aneurysm in St. Bart's Hospital. Reports 1912; and enquiry into Mole's heath who was a sufferer of asthma.


Date: 
March 7, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Osler comments on Cushing's plan to go to Boston. He hopes to catch up with Cushing in Germany. He is struggling through a revision of his text book, and could use Cushing's help on the internal secretion section.


Date: 
March 11, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
McCrae, Thomas
Abstract: 

Osler writes of details about the possible arrangements for a new edition (of the System). He reports that Revere has pneumonia, and gives details on his case. He is at the College Sanatorium. The Angina Pectoris, the Arteries and the Internal Secretions sections should be sent this week. The Nervous System section remains.


Date: 
March 11, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bowditch, Harold
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Bowditch for the reprint of Bowditch's father's papers. Civilities.


Date: 
March 12, 1912
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Extract from the London Times, March 11, 1912, p. 6, d. "AFTER-CARE OF CHILDREN LEAVING HOSPITAL." Cushing's note on Osler's support of this cause.


Date: 
March 15, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that Jacobs is coming over. He mention of Revere's pneumonia. He writes of an encounter with a doctor who is the grandson of George Boddington. He had on him the original account of his tuberculosis treatment of his grandfather. He had been looking for it for years. Civilities.


Date: 
March 16, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Fisher on his book on Harvey. He was tempted to send his 1649 Cambridge edition of the Letter to Riolan, but he will forbear, knowing that Fisher will probably find one before long. He mentions that De Schweinitz's Presidential Address gives a rosy account of his finances. Civilities.


Date: 
March 18, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Phipps, Henry
Abstract: 

Osler is distressed about the Whites' accident. He is glad that Phipps liked the book. He approves of his idea to invite the leading alienists to the opening of the Clinic. It could make the occasion of a discussion on ways and methods of dealing with the insane, which would stimulate work in America. Osler that the opening will be during his sojourn in America for the Silliman lectures at Yale, in October. Civilities.


Date: 
March 18, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Klebs, Arnold Carl
Abstract: 

Osler writes that "L." must be crazy; he had been well all winter even if his icterus neonatorum has never entirely disappeared. He will see Klebs at Rome. His preliminary trip is uncertain because of Revere's pneumonia. Details about his condition.


Date: 
March 20, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobi, Abraham
Abstract: 

Osler will not get out to America until late in September, so he cannot promise anything for his Section. The University (Oxford) had received an invitation and will appoint a delegate. He will let Jacobi know the names of any men he hears of who are going. He will see Jacobi in New York in October. Civilities.


Date: 
March 20, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler recommends to Adami's care Sir Bertrand Dawson and his wife, who will be traveling in America and will pass through Montreal at the end of April. Dawson is a physician to the London Hospital and physician extraordinary to the King. He is going to look over medical education in America.


Date: 
March 20, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shattuck, Frederick Cheever
Abstract: 

Osler recommends to Shattuck's care Sir Bertrand Dawson and his wife. Dawson is a physician to the London Hospital and physician extraordinary to the King. He is to observe medical education in America. His wife is also interested in Hospital work. Civilities.


Date: 
March 27, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Osler informs Cushing of Revere's severe attack of Pneumonia. He leaves for Italy to attend the Tuberculosis Congress in Rome. He comments on events at the Johns Hopkins. Nicholson, the Bodley Librarian, has died and they are searching for a replacement.


Date: 
March 27, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to hear that Thayer has been offered the Chair at Harvard and at the Montreal General Hospital. He writes of Revere's severe attack of Pneumonia. He is sending off the last of his text book revisions.


Date: 
March 27, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Myer, Jesse
Abstract: 

Osler would be delighted to write the preface for Myer's book. He congratulates Myer for having undertaken this work on Beaumont, a man he admires. It is a good service fro the Profession. He supposes that Myer has good photographs of St. Martin. Civilities.


Date: 
March 30, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Hurd for sending the numbers of the Bulletin. Kind comments on this periodical. He is glad that Smith is getting on well, and the he with Norton seem to work together. News of Revere's pneumonia. He mentions his work at the revision of his textbook with McCrae. Civilities.


Date: 
April 4, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler hopes that Jacobs will come to Rome. He asks Jacobs to drop a line at the Grand Hotel Britania at Venice. If they do not meet in Rome, he will try to catch him on the Riviera on his way back. Revere is well again. His wife and his son are not coming with him to Rome. Civilities.


Date: 
April 11, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler asks Jacobs to secure a bedroom at the Beausejour, as he will come see him after the Congress. He will look up Bushnell and try to hear his paper which sounds interesting. Mentions that he just come in from Padua where he prowls at the University.

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