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Letters dated 1918


Date: 
January 28, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler deplores the death of John McCrae. Asks him to send an obituary notice to the British Medical Journal or Lancet. Mentions his daughter Isabel.


Date: 
January 29, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

W.W. Francis is here and told him that John McCrae had meningitis, the pneumonia was not severe. Will send a note to the Lancet but asks him to write the obituary. Mentions Thomas McCrae's sorrow about the death of his beloved brother. Mentions his daughter Isabel.


Date: 
January 29, 1918
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Extract from Archibald Malloch's journal. Mentions the Edinburgh Rectorial Contest. Details about the results of the contest and on the bills for expenses of the committee. Mentions the pomander cane from a family of Maida Vale. (Osler gave it to the College of Physicians of Physicians of Philadelphia.


Date: 
(January, 1918 ?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Favourable comments on the notice on John McCrae. Osler is sending one to Nature. Asks Adami for news about the Journal scheme. Wants Singer to be posted about Adami's history methods. Thanks for the bundles of biographical reprints he sent. Mentions a box of Anaesthesia material sent by Morton, son of the M.


Date: 
January 31, 1918
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Lady Osler writes of the death of John McCrae. She asks after Dr. Osgood. Susan Chapin is enjoying her work with the Red Cross.


Date: 
January 31, 1918
From: 
Adami, John George
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Adami thanks Osler for his letter. Request for a photo of John McCrae for the Lancet for publication.


Date: 
January 31, 1918
From: 
Cock, F. William
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Cock is glad that Osler is pleased with the pomander cane. Information about the first owner, Sam Gurney and on his family. Does not know of any paper or work on physicians' canes. Refers him to Munk's edition of "The Gold Headed Cane", Hogart's "Consultation", and Percy Anecdotes "Doctors or Physic".


Date: 
February 1, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

They do not have a photo of John McCrae. Suggests he ask to Miss Max-Colyer Ferguson who can possibly have one.


Date: 
February 3, 1918
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Lady Osler mentions that Osler looks much better, and will have a quiet week, she hopes.


Date: 
February 14, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Walker, Thomas Willoughby
Abstract: 

Osler explains that his secretary has sent off to the Museum his 1917 ( number in the Canadian Medical Association).


Date: 
February 7, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler states that his book on Finch and Baines is a good book to Grangerize. Mentions a pamphlet by Bradley who was a great Grangerizer. All well. Mentions W.W. Francis being at their home. Encourages him to get the Tuft paper reading for the Quarterly Journal of Medicine. Love to Rhea.


Date: 
February 7, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler writes that Finch & Baines is a bully book to Grangarize. He requests that Malloch asks Mr. R if he was written on the subject. He writes that all goes well, and sends his love.


Date: 
February 7, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler writes that Finch & Baines is a bully book to Grangarize. He requests that Malloch asks Mr. R if he was written on the subject. He writes that all goes well, and sends his love.


Date: 
February 13, 1918
From: 
Smith, Cecil H.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

In reply to his letter of the 5th, they have been unable to find any definite information on the (pomander) canes fitted with vinaigrette. They do not have any examples in the Museum, but found out that there is a Swiss specimen in the Wellcome Museum.


Date: 
February 15, 1918
From: 
Thompson, C.J.S.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Interested to see his pomander cane. There is one in their museum. They are uncommon. Does not know of any literature on the subject beyond scattered references. Details on the four thieves vinegar. Does not think there were any such canes prior to 1725.


Date: 
February 15, 1918
From: 
Johnston, George P.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Informs Johnston that he has been unanimously elected a Member of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society.


Date: 
February 18, 1918
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler has had a quiet week, she hopes that he will have another one like that.


Date: 
February 20, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Robb, Hunter
Abstract: 

Osler offers best wishes for Robb's wedding to Marguerita. Invites his sons to come to his house. Mentions that they are heartbroken, but have to keep up appearances, as there is a lot of work to do.


Date: 
February 21, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Unidentified
Abstract: 

To an unidentified addressee. Thanks for his delightful episodes.


Date: 
February 22, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler heard that Thayer has been ordered to France. Invites him to come through England. They are keeping well and busy. Mentions that it is hard to get time for any continuous work. Details on his busy schedule. He is tired of sepsis cases, of chest wounds, and of glossy nerves, hands and feet. Love to Bradley. Tells him to let him know of anything he wants, as Mrs. Chapin is in charge of the distributing office of the American Red Cross.


Date: 
February 24, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler asks Adami where McCarrison results have been confirmed. Doubtful about him and his work on cures with different types of intestinal organisms. Asks him if he knows him personally.


Date: 
February 27, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Rist, Dr.
Abstract: 

Osler introduces Rist and Malloch.


Date: 
February 27, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Rist, Dr.
Abstract: 

Osler introduces Rist and Malloch.


Date: 
February 25, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler is delighted that Malloch will go to Paris. Recommends he visit Pierre Marie, Rist and Hahn. Gives him letters of introduction. Suggests he also sees Maurice Boussus who is a first class bookman. The latter has a Kircherus for him that Colin could perhaps bring back.


Date: 
February 28, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jewett, Miss S.O.
Abstract: 

Osler has read the "Country Doctor" that Miss Jewett has sent. Positive reports on it. Explains that he is collecting for his library the books etc. giving an account of the social and literary side of professional life. He hopes to publish a catalogue of his collection. Asks her permission to state under "Contry Doctor" that it was a picture drawn from her Father's life and work. Asks for the date of his birth, his graduation, where he practised and his date of death.


Date: 
March 1, 1918
From: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Lady Osler writes of Harvey Cushing's visit to Oxford. She describes her continued activities in the war-effort, despite the fact that she is still grieving the loss of her son. Civilities.


Date: 
March 1, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler returns the paper for McCarrisons candidature for the F.R.S. signed. He would have prefer if the latter has done the work under adverse circumstances. There are serious flaws in his work.


Date: 
March 1, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler is distressed at Rhea's illness. Explains that he has been apprehensive for a long time, but a year ago could not find any traces. Will see Rhea next week and will write to him.


Date: 
February 29, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler is delighted to hear that Malloch is going to Paris. He encourages Malloch to see Pierre Marie and Dr. Rist. He encloses letters (P107.50)


Date: 
February 29, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler is delighted to hear that Malloch is going to Paris. He encourages Malloch to see Pierre Marie and Dr. Rist. He encloses letters (P107.50)

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