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Letters dated 1917


Date: 
March 12, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Myers, Grace W.
Abstract: 

Letter to the Librarian of Treadwell Library, Massachusetts General Hospital. Osler will order the Encyclopedia Brittanica article by Simpson for her. Recommends her Dana article in Littell's Living Age, March 1848. He lacks the Morton and Wells original pamphlets and H. J. Bigelow's papers. Would like to have them. Can send her the Littell. Encouragements on their new Library.


Date: 
March 14, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Asks for the list of people to whom Malloch is sending a copy of his book. Asks him if he had sent copies to the Royal College of Physicians, to Norman Moore, to Mrs. Guest. Osler will send a copy to Shipleys for the Masters Lodging. News of Revere's battery. Mentions the work in his catalogue. He got a manuscript of Baptista Porta. Civilities.


Date: 
March 14, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

Mentions a research in Medical books. Will have someone at the Bodley to look for it.


Date: 
March 14, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler asks Malloch for a list of people to whom he is sending a copy of F. & B. He gives news of Revere, and of his own work.


Date: 
March 14, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler asks Malloch for a list of people to whom he is sending a copy of F. & B. He gives news of Revere, and of his own work.


Date: 
March 16, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

They are following events (America's position about war) with deep interest. Mentions that they had a group of 16 Harvard men who were to join their unit in France. Thinks that it was sporting thing to do in the face of strong opposition from friends and relatives. There are also 17 nurses. Mentions Singer and the Science room in the Bodleian. He is working with a secretary on his catalogue. Mentions his butler's death in a war hospital. Asks him to keep an eye out for him for Morton Letheon, 1846 and on his other pamphlets on Mofe of Admin. Ether and in the physical effects. Greetings to Klebs. Asks him if he has heard anything of Sudhoff. Deplores the chasm opened by the war. News of Revere. They are anxious and worried about him. Civilities.


Date: 
March 16, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Myers, Grace W.
Abstract: 

Osler can send her the Dana Anaesthesia number of Littell's Living Age, 1848. He has ordered the Britanica Encyclopedia volume for her. Reminds her that he is lacking Bigelow's article and some original papers by Morton, Wells and Jackson. Will send his scheme of classifying the Anaesthesia items.


Date: 
March 22, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Archibald E.
Abstract: 

Comments on the books of Malloch's son. The Christ's College people are delighted with it. Relates a comment by Shipley. Mentions that he has bronchitis at Christmas. News of Revere for whom they are anxious.


Date: 
March 23, 1917
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Notes on Men- Miracles with Other Poems, by Martin Lluelyn of Christ Church in Oxon,1656. Osler bought this book on March 23, 1917 and wrote down a note saying that Revere was much interested in it. Rf. volume II, p. 561.


Date: 
March 26, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

He has made inquiries about the Maguire picture in vain. Will write to Notes and Queries. Lionel Cust has failed to trace it. Mentions that he is trying to live a little quieter life, but it is hard, as he had to be on the road a great deal. News of Revere. Civilities.


Date: 
March 26, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Libby, Walter
Abstract: 

Congratulations on his book (An Introduction to the History of Science). Glad that worries, cares and work prevented his writing of the introduction. Hopes to be able to send a good review to the Lancet or the British Medical Journal.


Date: 
March 26, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

He has sent copies to Moore, to the College of Physicians, and to the Royal Society of Medicine. Will write to Shipley to tell him to have it bound specially and to let Osler have the bill. Norman has just arrived, good news from Revere.


Date: 
March 26, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Rockefeller, John D. Jr.
Abstract: 

Brings to his notice an educational problem in connection with the foreign training of American medical men. They do not have an organization in London specially designed for the foreign students. Informs him that they are forming a lay Committee in London of British, American, and Colonial representatives to organize post-graduate instruction. Details what they need. Asks him if he or his father, or one of the Boards, could help them in this matter. Mentions the different things that American students can learn in England. Congratulations and thanks on the establishment by the Board of the new Public Health Institute at Baltimore. Welch is very enthusiastic about it. Civilities


Date: 
March 26, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Abbott, Maude E.
Abstract: 

Osler hears many nice words spoen of Maud Abbott's Nightingale book. He reports that he is all right again after a short bronchitis attack. He asks her to send him the paper on her CO2 work. Osler offers sympathies on her sister's long illness. He has good news of Rever, and reports that Dr. Francis keeps well.


Date: 
March 26, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Abbott, Maude E.
Abstract: 

Osler hears many nice words spoen of Maud Abbott's Nightingale book. He reports that he is all right again after a short bronchitis attack. He asks her to send him the paper on her CO2 work. Osler offers sympathies on her sister's long illness. He has good news of Rever, and reports that Dr. Francis keeps well.


Date: 
March 26, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler has sent copies to Moor, the College of Physicians, and the Royal Society of Medicine. He writes that all is well with him and Rever, and that Norman has just arrived.


Date: 
March 26, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler has sent copies to Moor, the College of Physicians, and the Royal Society of Medicine. He writes that all is well with him and Rever, and that Norman has just arrived.


Date: 
March 28, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Foote, John A.
Abstract: 

Osler asks Foote to send a reprint (Lancisi paper). Mentions that he has a volume of manuscripts cases of his and a report in his handwriting of the illness and death of one of the Popes.


Date: 
March 28, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Nettleton, George H.
Abstract: 

Thanks for his useful suggestions. Good comments on Sarah Orne Jewett's Our Doctor. Hopes to make the Bibliotheca literaria (the literary works of medical men and the medicated works of literary men) a strong section of his library. News of Revere. Mentions his anxiety. Civilities.


Date: 
March 28, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

They expect the Americans over in October. News of Revere. They miss Viets, good comments about him. Mentions his work on his catalogue. Mentions the woman who helps him in this job. Asks Cushing to send his copy of Dibgy if it has an index. Glad that he liked the book worm. Will send a reprint to the Press. Details about the book worm. Good comments about Malloch's book on Finch and Baines and on Libby's book on the History of Science. It is difficult to find time for continuous work on his early printed medical books. Interested in cerebral work. Civilities. Susan Chapin expects to be out by Christmas.


Date: 
March 28, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Friedenwald, Harry
Abstract: 

Sorry about the death of Chambers. Thanks for his appreciative notice. Comments on Chambers. Tribute to his work. Mentions Revere on the Ancre. Deplores the mess caused by the war. Greetings to friends and to Julius.


Date: 
March 29, 1917
From: 
Mercier, Charles A.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Mercier's acknowledgment and thanks (for a box of cigars). He sends Osler a certain quantity of piffle that may amuse idle moments if Osler has ever any. Civilities. (Letter in Human Temperaments). On the same sheet are Osler's note on Mercier. (see volume II, p. 562-563).


Date: 
March 30, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Malloch on his new love interest. He heard from Moore yesterday that he was delighted with his copy of Finch & Baines.


Date: 
March 30, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Malloch on his new love interest. He heard from Moore yesterday that he was delighted with his copy of Finch & Baines.


Date: 
(March 1917 ?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Osler agrees with Ballinger's scheme for a library School. Will urge it at the Royal Commission on the Welsh University. Recommends he get the literature of the various American Library Schools.


Date: 
April 3, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brewster, Mabel
Abstract: 

Details about their excitement at the news of the USA coming with the Allies. Wilson's speech is A.1. Uncle Ned ( E.S. Martin) must be glad. Comments on the American Women War Hospital and of Lady Harcourt. They had no word from Revere for five days. Mentions the death of one of their protégé. Hard days on the heart. Civilities.


Date: 
April 8, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brewster, Mabel
Abstract: 

Acknowledgement of her photo. Mentions that he has spent the first unhappy Easter of his life. They have had no letters from Revere for ten days. Glad of the turn of events in USA. The moral support will be immense, and they will need all the financial and physical support before the war is over. Looking forward for E.S Martin's editorial in Life. Comments on Martin and on Life. He disapproves of the writers who malign his beloved profession. Will send her a book worm plate and his article on it. Will send her a postcard when they have news from Revere.


Date: 
April 11, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brewster, Mabel
Abstract: 

(Postcard). They received two letters from Revere, dated a week ago. They hope for the best.


Date: 
April 12, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler writes that the review of Finch & Baines in the Times Literary Supplement will sell the book; he thinks Shipley must have written it.


Date: 
April 12, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler writes that the review of Finch & Baines in the Times Literary Supplement will sell the book; he thinks Shipley must have written it.

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