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Letters dated 1912


Date: 
June 18, 1912
From: 
Wilbur, Ray Lyman
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Invitation for Osler to give the Lane Medical Lectureship for 1913, at the Leland Stanford Junior University.


Date: 
September 19, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Phipps, Henry
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Phipps for his gift for the Committee (of the Oxfordshire Association for the Prevention of Tuberculosis). He gives details on their work. He sends him a title page which Mackenzie said Phipps wanted for the introduction Osler wrote. He will come for tea tomorrow. He is making out a list of the libraries. Civilities.


Date: 
September 20, 1912
From: 
Taylor, C. Louis
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Taylors answers Osler on the origin of the skull and cross bones. He could not find the origin of the emblem, but it would appear to be connected with a legend that the cross on which Christ was crucified was set up on the site of the grave of Adam. Details about it. Civilities.


Date: 
June 21, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Singer, Charles Joseph
Abstract: 

Osler compliments Singer on his paper. He had never heard either of the book or the man. He invites Singer and his wife to visit so that they could chat about it. Precisions on his schedule in June. The second week of July would be perfect. Suggests he arrive early so that he could browse in the Bodleian and then come to lunch. Civilities.


Date: 
September 21, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler will not come this autumn. He thanks Mackall for the reference to A.D. White's History. Had forgotten about the address (cf letter from Mackall, June 7) and has not a reprint of it. He asks Mackall if he has the second edition of his Aequanimitas. Will write to Pollard about the March meeting concerning Mackall's paper. Mentions that he saw in Edinburgh the third copy of the "Restitutio Christianismi." Mentions Cuthbertson's book on Servetus, which is a tragedy of the Reformation in Edinburgh. Thanks for the slips. Had a good holiday in Scotland. William Francis is well again and is taking work as editor of the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association. Civilities. Asks him to keep an eye for any good medical incunabula.


Date: 
June 24, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Nixon, John Alexander
Abstract: 

Osler agrees to help to put up a tablet to Dover. He wonders what took him to Stanway to die. Greetings to his domestic colleague (H. F. Mole). Civilities.


Date: 
June 25, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Klebs, Arnold Carl
Abstract: 

Osler had asked Fock to name the lowest figure for the Pagel collection before cabling to Baltimore. He asks Klebs to send the titles of the Servetus pamphlets, of which he has a number. He has the Mosheim he referred to and his "Historia." There is a larger book that he does not have. The first edition of the "Hudibras" was in 1726. He has a "Religio Jurisprudentis" and several other, but not the "Juriconsulti." Sorry that he missed the Nurnberg Restitutio (Christianismi of Servetus). Payne left him his. Comments on the Pagel catalogue.


Date: 
June 26, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Milburn, Edward F.
Abstract: 

Mention of Revere's pneumonia. They are having a busy summer. He is sorry about Robert Milburn's (Edward Milburn's brother) death. They saw Mrs. Campbell. Civilities.


Date: 
June 27, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Phipps, Henry
Abstract: 

Osler deplores that they cannot leave during the first two weeks of July. They are going at the Dublin celebration and then, the Congress of the Colonial Universities is held in Oxford. He would have liked to join them on an excursion to Dole and Lille. Civilities. Osler asks Phipps to let him know when he will be in London. He has good new of Hamman.


Date: 
June 29, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Wood, Casey Albert
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Wood for his photograph of him. Their edition of Helmholtz's life had to be curtailed from the German to bring it into a single volume. He is glad to see the notice of Wood's ophthalmic library in the report of the librarian of McGill. He mentions that his library will finally be housed in Montreal. He gives the two lines of his collection: books that are of historical importance in the evolution of medicine, and books that have interest through the character or work of their authors. Osler sends Wood a photograph. News of Revere. He mentions their holiday in Scotland in August. Civilities. He is delighted with Allport's report.


Date: 
June 29, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Klebs, Arnold Carl
Abstract: 

According to Lowndes, the first edition of Hudibras was in three parts: 1663, 1664 and 1678. Osler tells Klebs which Servetus items he would like. He mentions that a friend has made an offer for the Pagel Library of M. 8000. Hopes they will accept.


Date: 
June 1, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brockbank, E.M.
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Brockbank on his recent book and writes that he was glad to have seen McKneale.


Date: 
July 2, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lamb, Daniel Smith
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to have Lamb's two papers, particularly because somebody told him that he was dead. He mentions that he had a talk with Herdlicke about his South American specimens and it was Herdlicke who told him that Lamb was still alive. Civilities.


Date: 
July 7, 1912
From: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Mackall thanks Osler for the address of Dr. Mackenzie for Mrs. Roy. He had secured a copy of the catalogue of Murr's library, 1811 and Murr's "Journal zur Kunstgeschichte Zwolfter Theil", Nurnberg, 1784, containing an account of the Christianismi Restitutio. Bad review of David Cuthbertson's "A Tragedy of the Reformation." He asks Osler for precisions on a quotation in his Alabama Student. He also asks for precision on a Dutch edition of collected works of Browne that Osler is looking for. He wishes to have the reference for an address to which Andrew D. White refers in his "History of the Warfare of Science with Theology." Mentions that he has suggested to MacMillian & Co to supply the Golden Treasury volumes of Browne in better binding. Civilities.


Date: 
July 8, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Tyson, James
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry that he is not coming this year. Mentions the Bi-Centenary Festival of Trinity College in Dublin. Saw interesting things of Graves and Stokes. Glad the University gave him the LL.D. They are going to Scotland for August. Revere will fish. The new edition of the text-book is finished. He will send Tyson a copy. Civilities.


Date: 
July 10, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hadley, Arthur T.
Abstract: 

Cable. Osler requests tthat the Silliman Lectures be postponed until Spring. He mentions that he is feeling used up having just finished the revision of his text-book. It would be difficult to get ready for October.


Date: 
July 11, 1912
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Lady Osler relates news of Harvey Cushing, who is visiting at Oxford. She expects a visit from Susan Chapin. She writes of the Bicentary celebration at the Medical School of Dublin, at which she saw the Thayers. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
July 11, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler comments on Cuthbertson's book. He is glad of the reference to Murr's Journal. He answers Mackall on the question of the Dutch edition of the Religio. He will send his duplicate copy of William's bibliography of the Religio. HE does not remember which address White was mentioning. Will refer to White's book. William Francis is at St. Agathe des Monts, P.Q. , and is doing well. Civilities.


Date: 
July 11, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry that Fletcher has diphtheria, and sends his love to him. Among all the letters of congratulations they received, none was more gratifying to them than the one from the Army Medical Museum. He thanks Garrison for his paper. Civilities.


Date: 
July 11, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Wilbur, Ray Lyman
Abstract: 

Osler declines the invitation to give the Lane Lectures at the Leland Stanford University. He has to go to the opening of the new Phipps Psychiatric Institute at the Johns Hopkins in the Spring and there is a big international Medical Congress in Oxford in August, so he will not be able to go to America in the Autumn. Lane was a personal friend with whom he had conversations on the subject of medical education. Civilities.


Date: 
July 12, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brewster, Mabel
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Mabel Brewster for the photographs of Sylvia. He will sail in the middle of September, and will be in Avalon for the last week of September.He mentions that his textbook is finally finished. They have had many visitors. Both his brothers have been with them, and his sister is coming tonight. He mentions their holiday in Scotland at Tongue, in the Sunderlandshire, for August. Comments on Revere. They are excited about Woodrow Wilson of whom he is very fond. Sorry that Roosevelt has treated Taft badly. Mentions the visit of Uncle Ned's boy. Civilities.


Date: 
July 13, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler informs Garrison that there will be a section of the History of Medicine at the International Congress next year. Raymond Crawfurd (of Tray's Hill, Hornsey Lane, London) is Secretary, and Norman Moore, Chairman. He asks Garrison to prepare for the former a list of the clubs and societies, and men in America who would be interested in the subject. He hopes he will be able to come. Love to (Fletcher) and greetings to all his colleagues in the Library.


Date: 
July 13, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Sudhoff, Karl
Abstract: 

Letter in German. Osler asks Sudhoff if there is anybody working on a special edition of "Tabulae Sex" of Vesalius, as it will be his fourth hundred anniversary in 1914. He thinks he read something about it in a German paper. Harvey Cushing was at his home, and he showed him the exemplar of "Tabulae Sex" of Sir John Stirling Maxwell. Cushing is a long time admirer of Vesalius and has an interesting collection of his literature. Since no one was working on a special edition for the fourth hundred anniversary in Belgium, he has suggested Cushing work on that.


Date: 
July 13, 1912
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's note on Osler attending the Annual meeting of Oxford Reading and Maidenhen Branch of the British Medical Society. Osler opened the discussion on Appendicitis. Personal data from Osler on his bronchitis (October 16, 1912 to December 20 ).


Date: 
July 15, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hadley, Arthur T.
Abstract: 

Osler mentions that he had cable him asking to postpone his Silliman Lectures until Spring. The pressure of his publishers forced him to work for the last six months on the revision of his text-book. He is mentally used up, and would like to have the winter to prepare his lectures. He had arranged the programme with Stokes: 1. Six lectures on the evolution of modern medicine 2. A general address on "A Way of Life" to the student body. 3. A couple of bibliographical lectures on subjects in which he is interested. He hopes to see Hadley this evening at the Royal Society.


Date: 
July 16, 1912
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Clipping from the Daily Telegraph, July 17, 1912. "THE ROYAL SOCIETY- 250TH ANNIVERSARY-SERVICE AT WESTMINSTER"


Date: 
July 17, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler is in doubt as to his coming in October. He mentions that he has asked to postpone the Silliman Lectures until Spring, because he had been too busy with the revision of his text-book. They are off to Scotland (Tongue) for August. Civilities. He compliments Howard on his scurvy paper. He is sure that they will have a happy summer at Murray Bay. Wishes he was to be there.


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

Osler thanks Klebs for the Servetus pamphlets. He asks Klebs if the account of the Vienna celebration has been published in book form. He asks for a copy. Mention of a Harvey paper. The heirs are making difficulties about the Pagel Library. Osler had written to Sudhoff about it. He hopes it may come his way. A friend of his has made an offer for it. Note from Cushing, saying that the price was pushed higher and higher, and it has been acquired by the St. Louis Medical School, Barnes Hospital.


Date: 
July 18, 1912
From: 
Gowers, William Richard
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Letter placed by Osler in "A Manual and Atlas of Medical Opthalmoscopy" of Gowers. Civilities. Gowers mentions the visit of one of Osler's friends, Eugene Carson Hay of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Gowers asks Osler if he has seen more cases of Paget's disease since he wrote his last edition. He was searching through it for Dr. Mercier from Parkstone, Dorset, who may think be a victim of that disease. Gowers describes Dr. Mercier's case. Gowers hopes Osler enjoyed the Windsor affair. Mentions that he is out of all the Royal Society functions. Civilities.


Date: 
July 19, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Phipps, Henry
Abstract: 

Osler asks Phipps if he remembers if the L1200 he gave for the Oxford Endowment Fund he gave in 1908 was specifically assigned for a clinical laboratory at the Radcliffe Infirmary. Civilities

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