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Letters dated 1917


Date: 
May 16, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Power, D'Arcy
Abstract: 

Invitation to stay at their home.


Date: 
May 17, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Miss Robinson is away until tomorrow. Good comments on her V.A.D. Hospital, and on the staff. Will let him know of something after seeing her. Thanks for the figure which he will quote. States that Robertson and Cuddwell were Army Surgeons, not Stephenson or Holmes. Deplores that there were no biographical details in M.A.'s sketch.


Date: 
May 17, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Singer, Charles Joseph Mrs.
Abstract: 

Osler comments on the P. de M. Incunabula. Johnson who has done the collating of four manuscripts cannot finish the others. It is not worth while to wait longer. Has sent Johnson a word. Sorry.


Date: 
May 17, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacCallum, William George
Abstract: 

Osler mentions his letter of congratulations. Approves of MacCallum taking out his papers. Mentions that Welch and he talked about his nomination last summer. The only doubt was that he had not dug in too deeply in New York. Comments on an O. and Chlorides association. Barcroft and Haldane will be interested. News of Revere who has bought at auction Philemon Hollands 1603, Plutarch's Morals. L.O. sends love and congratulations.


Date: 
May 18, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Details on their trying to find a place for a nurse who is under the wing of Adami. The V.A.D. Hospital is slack. Thinks that she would be happier at the Radcliffe. Details about it.


Date: 
May 26, 1917
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"The Campaign Against Venereal Disease," by William Osler, from the British Medical Journal, May 26, 1917.


Date: 
May 27, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Singer, Charles Joseph Mrs.
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to hear of the new student. Suggests that the latter could make a list of the lacunae in Physics and Chemistry. (Refers to R. Whymper, details from Mrs. Singer)


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

(Postcard). Osler asks Cushingto let him know if he does not get away on Tuesday as he will be in London Wednesday at the G.W.R. Hotel Paddington. He will make his visit to the Heart Hospital, in Hampstead on Thursday morning. Offers to Fitz and Cutler to accompany him. Advises him to let him know of any special worries, as he is the intermediary to Keogh who wants to hear of problems quickly.


Date: 
May 29, 1917
From: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Cushing, Derby, Fitz and Cutler are here in Oxford. Mentions Cushing's good word about her. Their arrival has made her feel she must not start for home yet. Mentions Julia Shepley and Anna Gardiner Draper. Osler was away at Torquay. Mentions that the Oslers show the strain tremendously. Mentions the Boston Common incident. News of Revere who is a philosopher. During his leave. he went fishing and read books. Details on the support she gives to Grace. Comments on Cushing.


Date: 
(May 1917 ?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thomas, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler is delighted to hear that he is going to China. Asks Thomas to send him any early Chinese Medical manuscript before 500 A.D. Mentions Revere's leave. Comments on the physical changes of the latter. Details on the action of his battery. The Germans are still very strong. Deplores the tragedy of war for the young people. Cannot bear to think of it. Glad of the good news of Hal. Civilities.


Date: 
May 31, 1917
From: 
Adami, John George
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Adami comments on Osler's Fothergillian Oration where he speaks doubtfully regarding the early European history of syphilis. Discussions about it.


Date: 
(June 1917 ?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

(Postcard) Osler asks MacAlister if he has a printed circular. The Embassy should know the localities to whom the Units have been sent. Lyster, the Liaison Officer at the War Office for the Americans might distribute the circular.


Date: 
(June 1917 ?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

Exams are on and Osler cannot get away until Friday. Should like to hear Macphail on the Vimy fight at the W.L. Med. Chir. Soc. Invites MacAlister to visit him in Oxford.


Date: 
June 2, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry that Fisher has been ill. Expects Taylor Packard and Kennebaker tomorrow. Sends on Pagnes catalogue, has marked the items he would like. Thanks.


Date: 
June 2, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Myers, Grace W.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Grace Myers for the list. Reminds her that he wishes to have the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal for 1846 and 1847. Has asked Goodspeed to look them up for him. Precisions on the Letheon pamphlets he wishes, one by Morton and the other one by Warren. Mentions Revere who was home on leave.


Date: 
June 4, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shepherd, Francis John
Abstract: 

Osler has sent word to Ernest at No. 4 General and will see him if he is still there. Deplores the delay in the mail. Mentions Revere's leave. Comments on his son. Mentions their anxiety. He has just lost another nephew. Hopes the Robertson of Montreal whose death he sees is not Shepherd's nephew.


Date: 
June 5, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Nuttall, George H.F.
Abstract: 

(Telegram). Osler asks Nuttall and Shipley to look after Norris and seven members of the Philadelphia Unit during their visit at Cambridge on Thursday. - note from Nuttall.


Date: 
June 6, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler returns Aadmi's papers. Glad that Isabel is better. Mentions that he had a nice visit at the American Hospital in Paignton and then at Torquay with Edmund Boyd Osler's son Jack. States that Sudhoff's researches point very clearly to antisyphilitic regulations before 1495 and Sudhoff scoffs at the Naples story. Some of the Yard lesions described by Celsus may have been syphilis.


Date: 
June 7, 1917
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Lady Osler was very glad to have seen Cushing and wishes him well on his return to Boston. They hear good news from Revere thus far.


Date: 
June 7, 1917
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten notes regarding a special meeting of the Royal Society of Medicine that both he and Osler attended.


Date: 
June 12, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that Ogden has received the illustration of the book worm. Mentions that it is great to have the USA in the war. Final success is now assured. Hopes Ogden will be able to come over. Invites him to their home if he gets over. Cushing and the Harvard men have just visited them. News of Revere.


Date: 
June 12, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler has a reply to Jacobs' query in Notes and Queries about the (Jewer) picture, from B. Whitehead of Brick Court, London. It looks hopeful. Will see the picture, if anywhere near. He is very busy. Positive comments on the American Units and on their impact. Mentions his worries about Revere. Civilities.


Date: 
June 13, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

Osler is bidding on the minute books of the Medical Botanical Society of London.


Date: 
June 15, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blackader, Alexander Dougall
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Blackader on the memorial of Blackader's son. Instead of a subscription, he will send from time to time some old books on the subject (architecture). He is sending a 1525 Vibrunus. Will keep an eye open for any books that the latter's friends could buy for the Library. - Attached is a letter from Blackader to Cushing giving information on the previous letter.


Date: 
June 15, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacMurchy, Helen
Abstract: 

(Postcard). Osler thanks Helen MacMurchy for her report. Notes that she has not mentioned the tonsils and adenoids which in his opinion play an important role in backward children. Greetings.


Date: 
June 15, 1917
From: 
Whitehead, Benjamin
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Whitehead ade inquiries of the Maguires, as to whereabouts of the Jenner picture. They think it was sold around 1862 and know nothing of it since. Asks if Osler's friend (Jacobs) would be interested in buying another specimen of Maguire's work "Robert Raikes and the first Sunday School". Asks him information about the value of the pictures of J. Radford. He has his "Coast Scene near Boulogne", exhibited at Suffolk St. in 1842. Details about it. Asks him if he is related to his old schoolfellow R.S. Osler.


Date: 
June 16, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler gives Jacobs the last information he had on the Jenner picture. They are not on the right track. Cust is interested. Mentions an interesting letter from Revere about the Messines battle.


Date: 
June 16, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Walker, Thomas Willoughby
Abstract: 

Osler will send Walker the book on Tics when Williams returns it. Opinion on a case of Tics.


Date: 
June 18, 1917
From: 
Warden, A.A.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Warden sends a copy of his book, "Common Sense Patriotism." He comments on Osler's "Oration on the Campaigning Against Veneral [sic] Disease," from the British Medical Journal of May 26, 1917. He asserts his opposition to the war and is critical of Osler's support of the war.


Date: 
June 18, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Osler compliments Ballinger on the programme. Hopes to spend a few days in Aberystwyth where he would like to meet as many people as possible who are interested in the school of Celtic Studies.

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