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Letters dated 1912


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

Osler was glad to see his notice of Fletcher in the Journal. It inspires him for the notice he has written for the Bristol Journal. Shall be very glad of the historical catalogue. Will send the notice to Captain Robert Fletcher. Civilities.


Date: 
December 10, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brooks
Abstract: 

Osler counsels Brooks to see Cushing. He did not know there was any suspicion of Pituitary Disease. Cushing is the expert in the world on that disease. Tells him to take his opinion and to stop. Civilities.


Date: 
December 11, 1912
From: 
Johnson, Frederic
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Johnson writes of matters relating to his project to collate Sir Thomas Browne's "Religio Medici" manuscripts.


Date: 
December 12, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Johnson, Frederic
Abstract: 

Osler offers Johnson instruction on how he would like the collation of the "Religio Medici" manuscripts done.


Date: 
December 12, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Unidentified
Abstract: 

Osler asks an unidentified recipient if he would have anything for the Medical Section (of which he is President) of the International Medical Congress. It will be held in London in August 1913. Mentions that in addition to the papers, there will be provision made for the demonstration of special clinical methods and of new apparatus. (Circular letter)


Date: 
December 12, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler asks Howard if he would have anything for the Medical Section (of which he is President) of the International Medical Congress. It will be held in London in August 1913. Mentions that in addition to the papers, there will be provision made for the demonstration of special clinical methods and of new apparatus. (Circular letter)


Date: 
December 14, 1912
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"Read at the Ellen Osler Memorial Home, December 14th, 1912," notes taken by Mrs. A.E. Williamson.


Date: 
December 15, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brewster, Mabel
Abstract: 

Osler explains the delay in getting some Christmas messages off to America. He had a worrying week with a succession of examiners from outside who have to be looked after, but also with Whitelaw Reid illness. Mentions that he seemed to be of greater comfort to him than his London doctors. He passed away this morning. Tribute to him. Hopes that she received the book "Being & Doing." Asks for news of Mabel Brewster's health. Love to Uncle Ned. His lecture is fixed for April 20th. Logistic details on his future visit to her. Mentions that they will have a busy Christmas. Revere would be home for a month. Civilities.


Date: 
December 16, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Power, D'Arcy
Abstract: 

Technical details on a fasciculus (on the portrait of Harvey). Civilities.


Date: 
December 16, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Meyer, Adolf
Abstract: 

April 16th would suit Osler well. He will write to Kraepelin and will let MacDougall know of the date. Compliments Meyer's program (for the opening of the Phipps Psychiatric Institute). Civilities.


Date: 
December 17, 1912
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Note to Cushing from the University of Durham. The Honourable Degree of D.C.L. was conferred upon Osler on the 17th of December 1912. It was the ordinary convocation at the end of the Michealmas Term.


Date: 
December 18, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Martin, Charles Ferdinand
Abstract: 

Osler about the trouble about the cultures but it was unavoidable (Lady Graham). Discussion about the case. Lane is a frightful crank. Sorry about Clouston's death. Remembrances of the former and Arthur Brown. Worried about Mrs. Molson's sickness. She is a very old chum of his. Asks if W.A. had his aneurysm wired yet. News years greetings.


Date: 
December 18, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Abbott, Maude E.
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that Maude Abbott had arranged to have the next meeting (Museums Association) in London in connection with the International Congress. Her experience circular is very interesting. Civilities.


Date: 
December 19, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Smith, Winford H.
Abstract: 

Osler assumes that Meyer told him that the 16th of April suits him. Compliments on the gathering and on Meyer's work for the occasion. Civilities.


Date: 
December 20, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Stokes, Anson Phelps
Abstract: 

Osler is delighted to hear about the little girl who is better. Asks Stokes if the lectures will be published, suggests that they could be printed in England where it is much cheaper. Expects large sale. He should not be surprised if it were more than would cover the lecture fee, in which case, he is wondering if he would pay for the cost of the illustrations and photographs. Civilities.


Date: 
December 21, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Charlton, Margaret E.
Abstract: 

Osler informs Margaret Charlton that he had secured two more diplomas for his McGill collection, a 1599 Leyden and a 1695 Rome. Requests a list of the diplomas he has deposited. He does not want to duplicate them. Deplores that he could not come to the opening. He is afraid that the new diplomas will not arrive in time for the opening. He got a manuscript of Laennec, his autographic article on Bayle and a letter. Says that he is nearly ruined by his latest buys. Civilities.


Date: 
December 21, 1912
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Notes on the diplomas Osler owned.


Date: 
December 23, 1912
From: 
Thayer, William Sydney
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Thayer sends Osler a small copy of the medallion. Finds it good, although he thinks they have put his brother Ezra's nose. Season's greetings. Concerning Osler's request for paper for the historical section, he had offered a paper which he supposes is on the program on "The Study of the Renal Function." Instead of acceding to his request, he is asking him to take this paper off, because he expects to have been made chairman of the national committee in the USA and will not have time to read his paper. Mentions that despite of that, he will try to take part in the discussions. Civilities.


Date: 
December 24, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Burleigh
Abstract: 

Dedication written by Osler to a 4th year medical student. Advises him to keep his heart soft and his head hard. Theodore H. Allen found that letter in an old book store.


Date: 
March 26, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Osler and his rare book acquisitions.


Date: 
March 26, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding libraries.


Date: 
March 26, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding the Royal Society Club.


Date: 
March 26, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Preface to the Eighth Edition of Osler's "Principles and Practice of Medicine."


Date: 
March 26, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

The Continental Anglo-American Medical Society list of members for the year 1912. Osler is listed as a member from Oxford.


Date: 
(ca 1912)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Harris, D. Fraser
Abstract: 

Osler accepts to help in a tablet of this sort to Hales. He suggests that it would come better from the Physiological Society or from Caius College. Agrees that something must be done in his memory in the church where he had been so long. Civilities.


Date: 
March 26, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's note on Osler's activities in 1912.


Date: 
March 26, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Notes taken in Osler's diary concerning special events which occurred that year. Many medical details about his health and Revere's pneumonia.


Date: 
March 26, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Kelly, Howard Atwood
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that Kelly will have a good biography of Nott. He wonders if Gliddon was a physician. He thanks Kelly for the "Stethoscope's Ode." He mentions that he talked with Simmons about the publication of Kelly's encyclopaedia. Suggests that he could be undertaken by the American Society. Welch as president could help in bringing the matter before the trustees, but this work will receive a warm support from the members of the Association. He will wait to see the development before arranging with any publishers. Civilities.


Date: 
December 31, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Arrangements for Osler's visit to the U.S., during which he will visit the Johns Hopkins and then deliver lectures at Yale. He offers to talk at the opening of the Brigham Hospital in Boston. He writes of book-buying. Includes additional notes by William Francis.


Date: 
December 31, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Parfitt, Charles Daniel
Abstract: 

Osler comments on the photo of Parfitt's daughter. Asks him if he will come in England for the (International) Medical Congress in August. Glad to hear of his progress and to have his reprints. News of Revere. Mentions that they are busy with the tuberculosis work in England. Season's greetings.

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