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Letters dated 1912


Date: 
August 29, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Thinks that the Bristol Junior would be delighted to publish the St. Anthony paper. He has written to the Editor. Has promised to write them a paper on Dr. Fletcher for the December number. Asks him to send him the report of the Fletcher dinner or a reference to the best journal report. Sorry that there is trouble with the congress. It would be a calamity not to have the Index Catalogue completed. Mentions that he will not come to America until the spring.


Date: 
August 1, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thomas, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler is not coming this fall. He and Hadley have decided to postpone the lectures until spring. He is sorry about that in many ways. He is glad that Hal is at the medical school. He encloses a letter. He is sorry about Frances Carey's death, and is sorry not to have seen Flexner on his way back. Had a busy summer. They have come to fish. Revere is enthusiastic about it. Descriptions of the place. Sad about Miss Garrett's illness. Hopes to see Mrs. Worthington who sent them a letter. Thomas will receive a copy of his textbook Mentions that it is not all it should be, but in spots it is up to date. Civilities.


Date: 
August 1, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thomas, Hal
Abstract: 

Osler sends Thomas a gift to buy the books and what he will need for his (medical) studies. Encouragements.


Date: 
September 7, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to have the Laennec letter. He had put it with his necrology of Bayle. He has sent one letter to the College of Physicians in Philadelphia. The young Laennec book is fascinating. Mentions their week at Skibo with the Laird. He went to Dundee at the British Association meeting and saw many old friends. He spent a day at St. Andrews, the only British University he had not seen. Spent a few hours at the Library of the University of Edinburgh, going over their medical incunabula. He saw the third copy of the original Restitutio Christianismi of Servetus, which also has in manuscript the draft of a letter sent to Calvin. Mentions the visit of the Mallochs with their son Archie. Comments on the health of Malloch. Civilities.


Date: 
September 7, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Phipps, Henry
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to have the date of their sailing. He will go to London to have a chat with Phipps. He had a good holiday in Scotland, where Revere had some good fishing. Mentions that the Reports of the Rome Tuberculosis Congress are not out yet. Civilities.


Date: 
September 8, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacCallum, William George
Abstract: 

Osler offers MacCallum encouragements for his text-book. He has written to Ritchie to find out about the situation in Edinburgh, where he believes they may make a deal, leaving Ritchie at the laboratories of the Royal Colleges. Stewart could be the perfect man for the place. Glad that he had worked up Cardan. Compares him to Benvenuto Cellini. Jack Mitchell in Philadelphia is reading a paper on him at the College of the Physicians, and he borrowed from him the Metapotoscopie. Mention of the visit of Malloch. Said that a little faith healing seems to have helped him immensely. Hopes he will come to the Congress next year to see him. Civilities. P.S. Mentions that he can borrow the Cardan book from Jack Mitchell.


Date: 
September 9, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
McEachran, Duncan
Abstract: 

Osler asks McEachran to let him know when he reaches England. He invites McEachran to come and spend a night. He offers to motor him to Banbury the next day. Civilities.


Date: 
September 9, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Libman, Emanuel
Abstract: 

Osler asks Libman to give a paper on Endocarditis at the Medical Section of the Congress next year. Compliments on the grouping of his cases. Will look out for Libman's young friend when he comes to Oxford. Civilities.


Date: 
September 9, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Nixon, the editor of the Bristol Journal, would like to have the Fletcher's paper for December. Osler asks Garrison to send him a photograph of him. He thanks Garrison for the list of men for the History Section. Good comments about it. He asks him if there is a separate copy of the medical Incunabula at the library. Mention of his interest for the earliest printed medical books. Osler will send him a list, so that he will crosscheck the ones he has. Hopes he will be able to come to the congress next year. Civilities.


Date: 
September 10, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Myer, Jesse
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Myer for his letter of the 18th of August. He felt that the introduction was rather brief. He will be interested to see the book. Hopes that Beaumont's family are still willing to put all the documents into the Surgeon General's Library. Love to Dr. Dock.


Date: 
September 12, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler will receive the 8th edition of the text-book. He mentions that it is much changed, not always for the better. He thanks Boggsfor the report of the Polycythemia case. He never saw herpes in polycythemia. Description of a case of herpes he saw last year. Mentions their holiday in Scotland. News of Revere. He will never be a student, but has good heart and good hands, so they are satisfied. Boggs will receive something for Osler's section of Int. Medical Congress next year. Civilities.


Date: 
September 12, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Sudhoff, Karl
Abstract: 

(Letter in German). Osler doubts that he could visit Sudhoff in Leipzig this fall. He would have liked to visit his Institute. He will let Sudhoff know when he will be able to come. Osler infomrs him that he organization of the Historiacal section for the Congress is progressing well. Received his "Graphische und Typographische Erstlinge der Syphilisliteratur." Compliments it. Civilities.


Date: 
September 16, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Phipps, Henry
Abstract: 

Osler will come visit Phipps tomorrow for tea. He may be accompanied by Revere. He had news from the clinic by Meyer who thinks it would be best to have the formal opening in the second half of April. Civilities. He asks Phipps if they should go to the Ritz or to Aldford House.


Date: 
September 16, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Garrison for Francis' address. He would like to have any other of Francis' pamphlets. He also thanks Garrison for the list, which he will discuss with Raymond Crawfurd. Love to Fletcher. Civilities.


Date: 
September 23, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
McCallum, Hugh A.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks McCallum for the invitation to give the address in Medicine, but he has to decline it. He mentions that he is busy with the International Medical Congress, of the Medical Section of which he is president. He has to give the (Silliman) lectures at Yale, April 1. He cannot leave in June. Recollections of a happy meeting in London a few years ago. Delighted with the journal he sent. William Francis ought to do well with it, as he is a man of very good literary judgement. Civilities.


Date: 
September 24, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bowditch, Harold
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Bowditch on the arrival of the baby. He asks Bowditch to give his love and best wishes. Mentions that his visit to America has been postponed until the spring. Civilities.


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

A letter of good wishes upon Cushing's appointment to the Brigham Hospital in Boston.


Date: 
September 27, 1912
From: 
Crawford, James
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Crawford, Osler's secretary, writes to inform Cushing that Osler was unable to reply to his letter.


Date: 
September 27, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
McEachran, Duncan
Abstract: 

Osler reports on his trip to Scotland, during which he spent a week with Carnegie at Skibo. His Yale lectures have been postponed until Spring and he plans to be in Montreal in May.


Date: 
September 30, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Myer, Jesse
Abstract: 

Osler compliments Myer on his book. He hopes to write a review of it for the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association. He suggests that Myer turn his attention to Daniel Drake, which would be interesting in connection with the early history of the profession in the Mississippi Valley. Civilities.


Date: 
September 30, 1912
From: 
The South African School of Mines and Technology
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Invitation for Osler to give a course of lectures at the South African School of Mines and Technology. It is to promote the work of the anti-malarial Association. The lectures would be on the prevention of tropical diseases.


Date: 
September 30, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacMurchy, Helen
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Helen MacMurchy for her talk on "The Baby." He jokes about the picture of her article. Civilities.


Date: 
September 30, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler is distressed that Mrs. Jacobs had been sick. It is doubtful that he could attend the French meeting. Will look up the reference in the British Museum. Mentions that they are in a mess, trying to get the tuberculosis problem settled. The difficulty is to get any central control. Saw Phipps. The opening of the Institute will be in the later part of April. Revere is back to school. Civilities.


Date: 
September 1, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thomas, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Appleton and Co. will send Osler the copy of the 8th edition of the text-book. Osler mentions that it is not all he could wish but the framework is solid. Had a good but wet summer. Mentions the British Association at Dundee where he heard Schäfer's assault on the Vitalists. Sorry not to have seen Mrs. Worthington. News of Revere. Love to his family and Margaret.


Date: 
October 1, 1912
From: 
Burgh, Alfred de
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

De Burgh sends Osler a letter written by James Mills after an examination of the Petty manuscripts. [See CUS417/5.38]


Date: 
October 1, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler sends Thayer a cheque, and approves his plan. He will be in America in April for the (Silliman) Lectures. He writse thathe will give the address at the opening of the Phipps Institute. He will have to deal with "glittering generalities." It would be splendid to have a dinner of the old House Officers. Comments on their holiday in Scotland. Civilities.


Date: 
October 7, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Milburn, Edward F.
Abstract: 

Osler mentions that his (Silliman) Lectures have been postponed until Spring. He will not see Milburn until May next. Details on their holiday in Scotland. Civilities.


Date: 
October 7, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Garrison for the literature and the notes. He will get a sketch ready for the December number of the Bristol Journal. Civilities.


Date: 
October 8, 1912
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's note. On that date, Osler presented to the Bodleian Library the clock which stands under the bust of Bodley in Duke Humphrey's Library, and beside the picture of Loud.


Date: 
October 8, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Miller, Victor D.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Miller for sending a slip of a comment on Aequanimitas made by D. Melvin Long in the Country School Teachers (Reproduced on the sheet). Greetings to his old friends at Hagerstown.

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