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Letters dated 1912


Date: 
October 9, 1912
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Notes on the Historical Number, Johns Hopkins Reports, vol.1, No.1, published October 9th, 1912. A dinner was given to Nuttall on that date when he gave the Lectures on the Herter Foundation. Sketches by Max Brodel, related by Malloch.


Date: 
October 9, 1912
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Clipping from an unidentified paper. "BRADFIELD COLLEGE- NEW SCIENCE SCHOOL OPENENED." William Osler opened it.


Date: 
October 14, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shepherd, Francis John
Abstract: 

Osler is dstressed that Shepherd is still sick. Suggests a cure for his problem. Mentions that he saw Stevenson again and Stoneham was to operate Saturday. Will not be able to attend, as he has to be at an urgent Bodley meeting. Civilities. Mentions that Stoneham has written that Stevenson stood the operation well.


Date: 
October 14, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Warren, John Collins
Abstract: 

Osler gives his opinion on the date and the author of a picture of Harvey. Details on the story on how he discovered the information on the picture in Paris, eight or nine years ago. It is a portrait made by Jansen, and worth L 300. Love to John and to Sturgis Bigelow. Civilities.


Date: 
October 15, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler agrees that the Bence Jones work would be interesting to work at, despite its bibliography which would be time consuming. He will look up Chivers in the Bodleian and in the British Museum. He asks Boggs to let him have something for his section next year.


Date: 
October 15, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Libman, Emanuel
Abstract: 

The meeting (of the Royal Medical Society) is in the first week in August. Logistics. Osler is surprised by the condition Libman mentioned of carcinoma. He never met with it. He asks Libman to send him the title of his paper. Civilities.


Date: 
October 16, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brockbank, E.M.
Abstract: 

Osler advises Brockbank to consult Barlow or the Senior Censor [possibly regarding his work on Ferrier].


Date: 
October 16, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry about the hitch with reference to his paper. Had a letter from Pollard explaining the matter. The Society plans to have only one paper at each session, an idea which Osler does not approve. Pollard also thinks that the subject would not have drawn out an audience. Sorry he could not come this autumn. He thinks he has secured the Pagel Library. Civilities.


Date: 
October 22, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cullen, Thomas Stephen
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Cullen for the menu (the dinner for Nuttall). Regrets not to have been in the original photograph in 1892. Great comments about Nuttall. Civilities.


Date: 
October 22, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that the memorial to Johnnie (Jack Hewetson) is doing well. He asks Thayer where it is to be placed. He had his last photograph framed. The one of him in the picture of 1892, on the Nuttall menu is excellent also. Adam has written to announce his engagement. Glad that Thayer is to be put in a bas-relief. Will tell him the date of his visit in the spring. Civilities.


Date: 
October 28, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Sudhoff, Karl
Abstract: 

There is special committee to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Roger Bacon (1914). Osler asks Sudhoff to give him the names of scholars interested in Bacon's work. Mentions that A. G. Little collected many manuscripts of Bacon and will publish the most interesting ones. Announces the creation of the section on the History and Literature in Medicine, which is a related to the Royal Society of Medicine. Will send him information later. Civilities.


Date: 
October 30, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brockbank, E.M.
Abstract: 

Osler writes of a decision made at a recent meeting at the College [Royal College of Physicians?] and thanks Brockbank for the book "Heart Sounds and Murmurs."


Date: 
October 30, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Wright, Adam H.
Abstract: 

Osler offers kind comments about Watson. He has an interview with him. Jokes about the fact he told him to keep his mouth shut, and to avoid the company of Adam Wright and O'Reilly and other more disreputable members of the Profession. Civilities.


Date: 
October 30, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Garrison for the Francis papers. The one on clinical instruction is particularly interesting. Asks if there is a good portrait of Francis at the Library. Suggests he write a good biography on him for the Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin. Civilities.


Date: 
(October 1912 ?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler would be glad to have the Mazarin Incunabula list. Mentions that he is busy with the tuberculosis question. Informs Jacobs that they are starting an Historical Medical Society in London, a section of the Royal Society of Medicine. Still dickering about the Pagel Library. Details on the price and the money E.B.O offered for it. Comments on the contents of this library. News of Revere. Civilities.


Date: 
October 31, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Martin, Charles Ferdinand
Abstract: 

Osler exposes the case of Graham's wife whom he saw with St. Clair Thomson. He asked the bacteriological laboratory to prepare a vaccine, thinking that possibly Martin might like to use it. The Grahams are sailing on the 10th of November. Civilities.


Date: 
November 1, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Sudhoff, Karl
Abstract: 

Osler will send word to Little about Professor Wiedemann. He asks Sudhoff to let him know of any other names of students of Bacon in Germany, as they wish to invite as many as possible to the celebration in 1914. Sorry not to have been able to go to Leipzig this year. Civilities.


Date: 
November 1, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Stokes, Anson Phelps
Abstract: 

It is impossible for Osler to come in Autumn 1913. He has the International Medical Congress in London in August. He is the President of the medical side and knows that he will be in a condition of cerebral exhaustion after the congress. He wishes to be present at the centennial of the Medical School, so he suggests coming in April, which is more convenient for him. Suggests beginning his lectures on the third week, about the 20th. Comments on the case of a child who is better. Civilities.


Date: 
November 4, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Klebs, Arnold Carl
Abstract: 

Depending on the day Klebs reaches London, Osler invites him to a dinner, that he is giving at the Athenaeum Club, for the officers and some of the staff of the Pathological Society of Great Britain to meet Flexner. Invites him to hear him discourse on acute pneumonic phthisis and show specimens at the Brompton Hospital. Invites him to lunch on Thursday with his wife at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall. Mentions that he heard good comments about Klebs' lecture.


Date: 
November 5, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to have Malloch's letter. Encouragement for his session. Received encouraging letters from Olmsted and Malloch's father. Comments on a picture of John Freind mentioned by Malloch. Praises Freind. Sends him books. Civilities.


Date: 
November 5, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shepherd, Francis John
Abstract: 

Osler is distressed to hear that Cecil is not well again. Glad that Shepherd is better. News about the state of Stevenson. Civilities.


Date: 
November 5, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Wenckebach, Karl Friedrich
Abstract: 

Osler tells Wenckebach that there is no hurry about the precise plan of his paper. He is trying to arrange that the other sections shall not have the cardiac discussions on the same day. Sorry that the Wenckebachs stop with Keith. Wishes to have them at home. Asks Mrs Wenckebach to buy a pot of pate de foie gras at Strassburg and send it to A. T. Carter at Christ Church.


Date: 
November 5, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to have Malloch's letter and that things are going well for him at school. He mentions John Friend's History of Medicine,and regards it one of the best ever written. He sends a couple of books that he hopes will be useful.


Date: 
November 5, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to have Malloch's letter and that things are going well for him at school. He mentions John Friend's History of Medicine,and regards it one of the best ever written. He sends a couple of books that he hopes will be useful.


Date: 
November 6, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Sudhoff, Karl
Abstract: 

Little would like to know where the manuscripts of "Dies Critici" of Roger Bacon is. He wishes also to have the names of any special writings of Professor Wiedemann on Bacon. Civilities.


Date: 
November 6, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Charlton, Margaret E.
Abstract: 

Osler sends Margaret Charlton a diploma of Bologna, 1607, to add to his collection in the library. Asks her to show it to Francis and Adami. Would like Francis to compare it with the Padua one. Would like her to send him a list of the diplomas of his collection, if she has not done it yet. It would avoid him buying duplicates. Civilities.


Date: 
November 6, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Singer, Charles Joseph
Abstract: 

Osler invites Singer to join them in their new section on the History of Medicine, at the Royal Society of Medicine. He has seen the work of Rusius. Glad that Singer is interested in it. Details about books and works that he had checked in Italy last spring. He has not seen "Pestblatter des XV Jahrhunderts" of Paul Heitz and W.L. Schreiber. Will look for it. Thanks for his paper. Compliments it. Civilities.


Date: 
November 6, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Churchman, John Woolman
Abstract: 

Osler asks Churchman to undertake the revision of the whole section on Syphilis for the second edition of "Modern Medicine." Recommends he look at Sudhoff's (Aus de Fruhgeschichte des Syphilis" in New York. Is looking forward to seeing him in the spring, when he will give the (Silliman) lectures. Civilities.


Date: 
November 8, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Klebs, Arnold Carl
Abstract: 

Osler invites Klebs to come at the meeting of that evening of the Clinical Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, over which he presides.


Date: 
November 12, 1909
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Mead's copy of Servetus's "Christianismi Restitutio." Brief history of the manuscript and it's owners. Incl. ms. notes.

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