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Letters dated 1914


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 3, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler lets Adami know about his disappointment that Roddick's name was not on the New Year's Honours List. Thinks that there must be some hitch within the inner circles. Allen and the other Australians get recognition, but have certainly not anything like the position that Roddick has reached. Mentions that the profession is not in very good odour with the Court or the Government. Herringham should have a knighthood for his work done as Secretary General to the (International) Congress, but did not. Civilities


Date: 
January 3, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Noyes, Marcia C.
Abstract: 

Osler sends Marcia Noyes a cheque for the Library Association. Hopes that Miss Humpton has paid his Frick subscription for 1914. Sends her books. Compliments on the Christmas card she sent him. Civilities.


Date: 
January 3, 1914
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's note. A reference note to the Medical Clinic.


Date: 
January 5, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Milburn, Edward F.
Abstract: 

Osler entions that his brother Frank and his wife came over from British Columbia. He had not seen him for 30 years. Lady Osler's brother from Sydney and a couple of friends were also there for Christmas. His Yale lectures on the Evolution of Modern Medicine are in type, but he has not yet finished them. Promises him a copy. Civilities.


Date: 
January 6, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Sa'eed, M.
Abstract: 

Arrangements for the restoration of the Tomb of Avicenna at Hamadan.


Date: 
January 6, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler confirms that he got the Beringer book. Asks Mackall to let him know about any memoranda he may have.


Date: 
January 6, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Wright, Adam H.
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry to hear of John Caban's death. Glad that Watson is doing well. Approves Arthur's election to the new Surgical College. They had a busy Christmas. Allusion to the political situation : everything here seems going satisfactorily, even the Insurance Act is working. Deplores the pessimists in England. Civilities.


Date: 
January 8, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Congratulations to Osler and compliments to his book.


Date: 
January 8, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Thayer and comments on a photograph. Mentions the rumours that Barker will not be able to accept the new conditions. Hopes that Thayer may be able to but warns him to not let the Trustees exploit his brains for the private patients. Comments about that. Civilities.


Date: 
January 10, 1914
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Copy of the obituary notice for Silas Weir Mitchell, which was sent to the British Medical Journal.


Date: 
January 11, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Sa'eed, M.
Abstract: 

Osler encloses a copy of his lecture, "The Way of Life." Arrangements for the restoration of the Tomb of Avicenna at Hamadan.


Date: 
January 12, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Simmons, George H.
Abstract: 

Greetings for the New Year. Osler informs Simmons that Gustave Monod has been appointed by the Minister of the Public Instruction of France to report on Post-Graduate instruction in medicine in England and the USA. Details on the date of his sailing and his address in New York. Suggests an announcement in the Journal. Mentions that he had urged Monod to give a lecture in America on medical conditions in Paris.


Date: 
January 13, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gorgas, William C.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Gorgas and asks him if he can suggest to the President of the Royal Society of Medicine that Gorgas gives a lecture on the Panama work. Offers him, or Darling, to be invited to one of the sections to speak on his South African experience. Civilities.


Date: 
January 15, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Mackall for the books. He is particularly delighted with the Library Catalogue of Chalon, by the "Nouveaux Memoires", and by the "Naudaeana." Mentions that he is struggling with his paper for the Bibliographical Society on the early printed medical books. Sends him a little Yale lecture (A Way of Life), details about its edition.


Date: 
January 15, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

Osler informs MacAlister that Gorgas returns to South Africa early in March. Asks him if the Society should ask him to give an illustrated lecture and then give him a reception.


Date: 
(January 11-17, 1914)
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's note saying that Osler was in London the week of 11th to the 17th.


Date: 
January(?) 17, 1914
From: 
Hyall, C.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Hyall(?) suggests that Osler consult with E.G. Browne, Professor of Arabic at Cambridge, regarding Avicenna.


Date: 
January 17, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

Osler tells MacAlister that he may be interested in his collection of early printed medical books at the Bibliographical Society next Monday. Asks him permission to take for exhibition the Simon Genuensis, 1474, the Petrus Padubantensis, 1477, the Mundinus, 1478, and the Mesue, 1479. Technical details on the shipping and the receiving of them. Civilities.


Date: 
January 19, 1914
From: 
Osler, Edward Revere
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Revere thanks Jacobs for the tie clasp. He goes back to work on the following day, but will return to Oxford in March to write his exams, which he took and failed in December. He writes of fishing.


Date: 
January 19, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

Osler gives MacAlister Gorgas's address in Johannesburg. The former will sail about February 20th. Asks him to talk to the President about it.


Date: 
January 19, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler explains that he is waiting for the estimate before arranging a committee and a circular for the Avicenna tomb. He is using his book. Word on Mitchell's life. Mentions that he wrote a hurried sketch of him in the British Medical Journal. Answers Garrison that the initials J.S.B. are of Sturgis Biglow of Boston. He will ask Miss Acland about the letters of Billings to her father. He is trying to finish his paper on the early printed books for the Bibliographical Society. Word about the exhibit of books.


Date: 
January 19, 1914
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Clipping from an unidentified paper. "BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY- COMING OF AGE OF CELEBRATION."


Date: 
January 20, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler has the Dutch pseudodoxia, but is keeping it for a friend. He thanks Mackall for his notes. Informs him that Hough published about 50 to 60 copies of a medical incunabula dealing with books to about 1510. It is a valuable list, he got a copy of it last year. He had ordered the "Practice" to be sent.


Date: 
January 20, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry about Brady's death. Glad that he had a peaceful ending, same thing for Mitchell. Mentions that he received a long Christmas letter from the latter. Civilities.


Date: 
January 20, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler asks Fisher to send him a notice of the College Memorial Meeting. Good comments about Mitchell. Glad that he got a good list of Champerius. Mentions that he read a paper last night on the early printed medical books and that he had an exhibit. He has a number of photographs of the rarer books and has collected information in all about 180 separate editions to 1480. Civilities.


Date: 
January 21, 1914
From: 
Haverfield, Francis
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Haverfield declines an invitation to dine in that great club. Gives Osler some precision about the army doctors which were of two sorts, Greeks and common soldiers, or medici ordinarii. Haverfield mentions that there were sick rooms in the fort and fortresses. he asks Osler to tell Barnes that he regrets not being able to listen to his paper. Civilities. (Letter inserted in "Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times", J.S. Milne.")


Date: 
January 21, 1914
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's biographical note on Lord Strathcona who died January 21st.


Date: 
January 21, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

Osler agrees with MacAlister's suggestion. Asks him to dine on the 28th at the Royal Automobile Club, to meet Barnes, who will read a paper at the Historical Section. P.S. Tells him that so far as he knows MacAlister is free.


Date: 
January 22, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Sa'eed, M.
Abstract: 

Invitation to dinner and to a meeting of the Historical Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. Incl. ms. notes.

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