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Letters dated 1913


Date: 
November 24, 1909
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that Thayer liked the photograph. He asks Thayer the date of the Welch dinner so that he could send a cable. Would be delighted to be on the Committee. Glad of the medallion. News from Oxford, the Tuberculosis meeting. Mitchell wrote enthusiastically of an event in Philadelphia (possiblt referring to Futcher's wedding) It is a great matter to have Futcher settled. Civilities.


Date: 
January 4, 1913
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's note. Extract from a catalogue, send to Weir Mitchell in December 1912, concerning a copy of Celsus "De Medicina" of 1478. Osler wrote a remark, asking to "bleed the Fellows of the College (of Physicians of Philadelphia), inciting them to buy that copy. J.C. Wilson bought it January 4th, 1913. See the note at the bottom of the page 342, volume II.


Date: 
January 5, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacCallum, William George
Abstract: 

Osler will order the Fratri from Rome. Anxious to get everything relating to Malpighi. Asks MacCallum if he ever did anything more on the nephritis of some purpura cases. Discussions about them. Civilities.


Date: 
January 6, 1913
From: 
Pollard, Alfred William
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Pollard mentions that Osler has been unanimously nominated for the Presidentship of the Bibliographical Society. Mentions the paper that Tedder will read. Civilities.


Date: 
January 7, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Noyes, Marcia C.
Abstract: 

Sends her his Faculty dues.


Date: 
January 8, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Adami for his letter. Disgusted about the selection of Roddick which is not concluded yet. His opinion is that it could have been stopped by Grey, who would have a feeling that it would stir up jealousy in the French Canadians and the Ontario men if Roddick alone was selected. Mentions the political approaches made to set the matter. Sorry that Shepherd is still ill. Glad that a department for Experimental Medicine has been started at McGill. Civilities.


Date: 
January 8, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Facetious comments on the medallion Thayer sent him.


Date: 
January 8, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Garrison for the Historical Texts reprint. Would like to have another copy and mark it to send it to the German bookseller who is looking out for historical works for him. Mentions the Fletcher obituary notice of Bristol, that Garrison had probably received. Approves McCaw's idea of printing the incunabula at the end of the Index Catalogue. Civilities.


Date: 
January 13, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Parfitt, Charles Daniel
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry that Parfitt's daughter is ill. Comments on a pneumo-thorax case. Trudeau sent him the skiagram of his chest. Civilities.


Date: 
January 13, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Sudhoff, Karl
Abstract: 

Osler requests a list of the names of any men in Germany who are special students of Roger Bacon's works. They will celebrate in 1914 in Oxford the 700th anniversary of his birth. They wish to have on the general committee some representatives from Germany. They are arranging at the Oxford Press for a new edition of Liddell & Scott's Greek Dictionary. They are looking for German colleagues who are editing the edition of the Greek Medical Classics for the Prussian Academy, to help them to revise. Mentions the good start of the History Section in connection with the Royal Society of Medicine. Hopes he will come in England and give a paper. Civilities.


Date: 
January 13, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Cushing is lucky to get some Vesal items. Mentions that he had pick up a copy of Maxwell's reprint of the Tabulae Sex at the Napier sale. Mentions that he had been elected President of the Bibliographical Society. It is an embarrassing honour, he feel horridly amateurish compared to the professional fellows like Pollard. But he enjoys this Society. Mentions that his new section on the History of Medicine is going to be a success. He wanted to have Allbutt , or Norman Moore as President, but at the insistence of the the younger members, he has been elected. He was sorry, as he was afraid Moore was rather hurt, but he had a talk with him about it. Glad that he is enjoying Boston. Civilities.


Date: 
January 16, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Remsen, Ira
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry that Remsen has been operated but glad that it was Hugh Young who did it . Encouragement on his recovery. Civilities.


Date: 
January 16, 1913
From: 
Meyer, Adolf
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Meyer regrets that Kraepelin had to withdraw. It is necessary, however, from the point of view of other visitors, especially Prof. Bleuler, to keep the date of April 16th to 18th. Glad this arrangement suits him. Mentions that Phipps would have become impatient about the delays. Positive comments on the topic chosen by Osler for the opening address. Civilities.


Date: 
January 17, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

Osler does not think it is worth while changing the date for him. MacAlister should be very gratified, comparing January 1913 with the same month a few years ago. There is a nice feeling in the profession about the Society (History of Medicine). Civilities.


Date: 
January 17, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Noyes, Marcia C.
Abstract: 

Osler sends Marcia Noyes a Pisa Diploma for his collection. Civilities.


Date: 
January 18, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thomas, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler asks Thomas for a photograph and the notes on the case of a patient in the out-patient department, who had atrophy of the subcutaneous fat of the upper part of the body. There will be a similar case to be shown at his section of the Royal Society of Medicine. They had a great Christmas. Revere is happy, and will spend the year with a tutor, who will help him in Latin and Greek to pass his entrance examination. Civilities.


Date: 
January 20, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Park, Roswell P.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Park and positive comments on his book (The Evil Eye). Mentions that he is struggling with the Sillaman lectures for Yale, on the evolution of scientific medicine. His volume will help him. It was dear of him to associate his name with the book. Civilities.


Date: 
January 20, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Martin, Charles Ferdinand
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Martin for his letter. Approves the scheme to take over the one for private patients. Sorry for Shepherd who has recurrent boils. Discussion about his case. Sorry that Miss Charlton is in trouble. Positive comments on her. Sorry about Alcook. Deplores the death of Gibson. They are going on the panel, and the British Medical Association is safe. Civilities.


Date: 
January 20, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Tyson, James
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Tyson for his reprints, particularly the sketch of Kelly. His sketch is very interesting. It is a wonderful generation in which we have lived. Civilities.


Date: 
January 20, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Libman, Emanuel
Abstract: 

Osler asks Libman if his specimens should be shown in connection with the Medical Section, or with the Pathological Museum. Could change the address, as he Libman suggests. Stipulates that it would be well to specify the character of the specimens. Civilities.


Date: 
January 20, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Klebs, Arnold Carl
Abstract: 

Osler mentions that he is going to America in April for the opening of the Phipps (Psychiatric) Institute and for his (Silliman) lectures, at which he is very busy. The Historical Section has had a good start. Invites him and Sudhoff to come with a paper in the Autumn. Incites him to devote some time every year to the historical subject. Suggests that it would be nice to arrange to spend a little time with Sudhoff.


Date: 
January 21, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrod, Sir Archibald E.
Abstract: 

Von Noorden wrote stating that Weichselbaum, the Vienna Pathologist, would be glad to give a paper on diabetes, relating to its clinical features, at their section. Herringham has no objection, and wonders about some technicality about the paper, if it is to be put as a third reporter or as an original contribution. Osler asks Garrod for advice. Civilities.


Date: 
January 27, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that Garrison liked the Fletcher booklet. He is looking forward to a day with him at the Library in May, particularly going over the incunabula. Asks for another copy of the historical list which is helpful. The Historical Section is doing well. Greetings to McCaw. Civilities.


Date: 
January 27, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Libman, Emanuel
Abstract: 

Osler has written to Keith asking him to help Libman. He asks Libman if he will show his specimens in the Section of Medicine or in the Section of Pathology. If they are to illustrate his paper, they will be shown in the Medical Section. Civilities.


Date: 
January 27, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Nixon, John Alexander
Abstract: 

Osler was much obliged for the extra copy of the Fletcher memorial. He invites Nixon to dine after their next meeting (at the Historical Section). Asks him if he knows anything about Robert Dover's "Olimpick Games upon the Cotswold Hills." Sotheby's will sell on February 4th, "Annalia du Dubrensia" from Drayton, Johnson, etc. Colyer-Fergusson hopes to buy it. Asks him about the tabloid to Thomas Dover. Civilities.


Date: 
January 28, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Wright, Adam H.
Abstract: 

Osler was delighted to see the accounts of the dinner for him, and to read the speeches in the Canadian Journal. Cameron was in splendid form. Deplores that such gatherings show that they are getting on, and are no longer with the boys. Mentions that they had a very good innings and that Wright has not much to regret. Civilities.


Date: 
January 28, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Yale University Press
Abstract: 

Osler sends his agreement to the arrangements suggested January 15th. It will be interesting to have illustrations. The work would be a good sale, and could be issued in Oxford at the Clarendon Press. Civilities.


Date: 
January 29, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Nixon, John Alexander
Abstract: 

Osler tells Nixon to make the arrangements about the memorial tablet to Dover in the (Stanway) Church, and to get the consent of the Rector. Will be then able to see about a subscription.


Date: 
January 29, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler is delighted to have good news of Malloch's father. Approves his scheme to get into the Royal Victoria for a year. Wonders what is the opinion of his father. Will see him in May. Civilities.


Date: 
January 29, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Camac for his letter and the report on the Ottawa typhoid. Glad that Mrs. Camac is better. Mentions that he will be in America for the (opening of the Phipps Psychiatric Institute) April 16th. Will try to see him a day or two before that. Jokes to his daughters. Hopes that the opening of the millinery department will be ready by the time he comes. Mentions that Revere has a year tutoring in Latin and Greek for his entrance examination. Civilities.

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