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Letters dated 1918


Date: 
December 18, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Hurd for the Brook paper. They see many of the fellows before they return. The American Hospitals in England are to be demobilized. Kind comments on Washburn, Young and Robert Johnson's son. They are beginning to get students back and the cadets and flying corps men leave this week. P.S. Information about the memorial library in English literature for Revere. News from his catalogue. Hopes they will get on with the Hurd Library building. Will send his heart and blood pamphlets and books to it. The aneurysm section will be exceptionally good.


Date: 
December 18, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Farlow, John W.
Abstract: 

Osler compliments Farlow on his book on the Library. Pleased to see the pictures of Chadwick and Brigham. Congratulations to the Library Committee, to him and the Library.


Date: 
December 18, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler compliments Adami on his book (account of the Canadian Medical Corps). Wishes that Adami had put in a picture of Jones. Invites him for a weekend after the new year. Would like to talk over many things with him. Norman Gwyn is here on leave. W.W. Francis is much better. Saw Allbutt at a War Office meeting.


Date: 
December 18, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Good, H.G.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Good and congratulates him on his book on Benjamin Rush. Mentions that years ago he made notes for a lecture which he gave on Rush's life and work, but it was never published. Asks him to keep an eye open for him if he comes across collections of his pamphlets and minors works.


Date: 
December 19, 1918
From: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Mackall acknowledges Osler's letter of August 6th. Asks him if he can get for him a copy of Fergusonn's Bibliotheca Chemica. Asks for reprints of Osler's remarks on Willis. Asks him what he knows about Stirling's Some Apostles of Physiology. It is supposed to contain matter on Servetus. Sends him a copy of his article on the De Renne Library. Details on his peripeitia to find a work during the war. Asks him if he has seen the paper on Conrad Gesner in Papers Am. Bibliogr. , Sec.X, April 1916. Information about the Servetus portrait.


Date: 
December 20, 1918
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler has gone to Lincolnshire for a consultation. Yesterday they had 20 officers from an American Hospital for luncheon.


Date: 
December 20, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
McCulloch, Champe Carter
Abstract: 

Osler has misdirected a letter to him. Asks him when he is to be in England again. Mentions that there is no special sales in view. Asks if Garrison is coming.


Date: 
December 23, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Libman, Emanuel
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Libman for his papers. Enthusiastic comments on the subacute endocarditis paper. Mentions a case. The Americans troops are getting ready to leave England and the hospitals are closing. They had 25 Denver Unit men last week. States that it has been a wonderful demonstration of the power of America. Hopes that she will consent to act the big brother to the small nations. He is busy with his library. Sorry that Jacobi had fire in his house. They will have a busy Christmas. P.S. Appreciates his kind references to his work.


Date: 
December 24, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bradshaw, A. Frederick
Abstract: 

Greetings and best wishes for 1919. States that he does not want any second house for himself. (Bradshaw heard that Osler was to be raised to peerage).


Date: 
December 24, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mosher, Jesse Montgomery
Abstract: 

Osler apologizes to Mosher for not having a copy of his flag-raising remarks. The (Albany) Unit has had an interesting experience at Portsmouth. Kind comments on Elting and Corning. The clinic and the pathological laboratory was one of the very best has ever seen. Would like to see his son. Will invite the latter for the weekend. Love to Hun.


Date: 
December 24, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

(Postcard). Osler thanks Fisher for the books. He has sent an Editorial Review of Good's book to the Lancet (CUS417/126.167). Should be glad to see his incunabula list.


Date: 
December 25, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brewster, Mabel
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Mabel Brewster for the Browning, which will be a companion volume. Her husband came last eve and they will have a busy Christmas. His brother Frank and his wife, Susan Chapin, Susan Revere, Jason Mixter, W.W. Francis and Gwyn will be there. Wishes that she would be there with her children. Discussion over her case as she thinks her hearing is less acute. Love to E.S. Martin. Mentions the enthusiasm in England about the USA and Wilson. There may be at last a great peace. Sad about Revere. Civilities.


Date: 
December 26, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that MacAlister has seen Martin. The Colonial pressure will be of the greatest possible service and will make the Hospitals realize the importance of prompt action. Will come on the 9th. Glad that MacAlister will stay as a teacher. Greetings for 1919.


Date: 
December 26, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Croskey, J.W.
Abstract: 

Osler informs Croskey that the American Who's Who has all the essential dates concerning him. Would like to add that he looks back with pleasure at his term of service at Blockley 1885-89. His appointment he owes to Pepper. Mentions his literary output while in Philadelphia. The Malaria experience was of special value. Mentions his colleagues and Miss Fisher and Miss Horner from the training school for nurses. Also mentions Orven.


Date: 
December 27, 1918
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler came back from Lincolnshire with a cold. This Christmas season has upset Osler very much and he is in the mood he gets every few months where it seems as though the burden was too heavy to bear.


Date: 
December 27, 1918
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Extract from Archibald Malloch's journal. He is on trip to Lille. He tried in several bookshops to get for Osler the early papers of Pasteur on fermentation. No luck.


Date: 
December 28, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Proctor, Adelaide E.
Abstract: 

Civilities. Osler remarks that Proctor's recovery is an encouragement to others.


Date: 
December 28, 1918
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Extract from the Lancet, December 28, 1918, pp.889-890. "Benjamin Rush".


Date: 
December 28, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Editor of the Times
Abstract: 

Letter published in the London Times, December 28, 1918, p. 7,c. "THE PREVENTION OF VENEREAL DISEASE- SIMPLE SANITARY MEASURES". Letter signed by Osler, Cheastle, Crichton-Browne, Dawson, Donkin, Ferrier, Godlee, Hill, Mott, Reid, Sequeira.


Date: 
December 28, 1918
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Extract from Archibald Malloch's journal. Malloch visited Revere's grave.


Date: 
December 28, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler would be glad to have the C. and the H. Has just finished "The Surgeon's Daughter", which is a good picture of Gideon Gray. Hopes he has the Lucian. Their house is full. Greetings and best wishes for 1919.


Date: 
December 28, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

Hugh Young of the G.U. Chief of the American Army is in town. Will speak at the R.I.P.H. Has a meeting with Russell on January 8th when Adami will introduce a discussion on Venereal disease. If Young is to present the American Army figures, it would take the wind out of Walker's sails. Will find out from Young how far he will go.


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

Extract from Archibald Malloch's journal. He is in Boulogne. Had a letter from Grace. Osler was in bed for weekend before Christmas and was depressed.


Date: 
December 30, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Strong, Richard Pearson
Abstract: 

Osler offers Strong greetings and best wishes for 1919. Gives him the list of books from Pasteur, Pave, Lamarck, Clemenceau, Pascal, Lavoisier he would like. Civilities.


Date: 
December 30, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Rogers, Leonard
Abstract: 

Osler asks Rogers if he has anything more on the primary sclerosis of the pulmonary artery. Asks if any of his cases associated with aneurysm. Asks him if he had seen that the Society of American Physicians have described cases as Ayerza's disease. Osler has a reference to Rogers' cases at p.844 of his last edition. Asks for information about them. Greetings for 1919.


Date: 
1910-1918
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Osler's notes on his dreams from November 29, 1910 to August 11, 1918.


Date: 
1917-18
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler sends the description of the "touch pieces." He also sends a copy to Storer and to the Boston Collection.


Date: 
1918(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

Arrangements for a lecture.


Date: 
April 1, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Extract from Osler's "The Future of the Medical Profession in Canada," 1918.


Date: 
1918(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Croskey, J.W.
Abstract: 

From "The Regius Professor of Medicine, Oxford." Osler looks back with fondness to his years of service at Blockley, specifically to his professional experience with malaria, and to his colleagues, "the best and kindest." Incl. ms. notes.

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