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Letters dated 1918


Date: 
March 3, 1918
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Extract from Harvey Cushing's journal of the 3rd and 4th of March. Relates his visit to the Oslers. Mentions Singer, description of the project of the latter. Details on Osler's attitude, and to the papers, books and letters all over his desk. Thinks that he is a shadow of his former self. Details on Osler's catalogue. Account of Grace's confidence about Revere and their tragedy. Mentions that in Revere's pocket book was the names and addresses of Muller, Ewald and others in case he was taken prisoner. Details on lady Astor who is the best psychotherapeutist in the establishment (Cliveden). Details on a visit to her house. Gives his opinion about her. Mentions visit of Osler to people who have children. Osler showed him the book in which Revere noted all his book purchases.


Date: 
March 3, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Malloch for sending back the book. Asks him to keep his eyes open for anything special. Sorry that Rist was away. Miss Cuming is working on his catalogue. Mentions his Ether haul. There are a few tempting sales on the horizon.


Date: 
March 3, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Parfitt, Charles Daniel
Abstract: 

Osler compliments Parfitt on his report. Glad to know that all goes well with Calydor. Wishes to see his family. A three months cure in Muskoka would renew his youth. Mentions his tiring life.


Date: 
March 3, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that Malloch has had the chance to see Paris. He thanks Malloch for sending back the book. He writes of new additions to the catalogue.


Date: 
March 3, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that Malloch has had the chance to see Paris. He thanks Malloch for sending back the book. He writes of new additions to the catalogue.


Date: 
March 6, 1918
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Lady Osler was comforted by Harvey Cushing's recent visit, although she continues to grieve over the death of her son, Revere. She mentions Susan Chapin, Norman Gwyn, Thomas Futcher, and the many guest she received I her home.


Date: 
March 8, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Allworthy, S. W.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Allworthy and compliments him on his pamphlet on problems of venereal disease. Information to Cushing from Allworhty about the context in which the letter was sent.


Date: 
March 9, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Osler was glad to see Cushing. He did not have the heart to talk to Cushing about Revere, but is still comforted knowing that Cushing was by his side when he died.


Date: 
March 9, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gorgas, William C.
Abstract: 

Osler sends an advanced proof of Hurst's new Edition, which he feels will be usefull in the U.S. Hospitals.


Date: 
March 13, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Osler aproves Ballinger's scheme. Sorry that a meeting in Cardiff about the Talbot Chair prevents his attendance. Asks him to let him know how the matters progress (Library education training).


Date: 
March 14, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Ballingerfor the circular. Positive opinion on the scheme for grading the staff. Asks him to let him know when the plan will be discussed. (Library education training).


Date: 
March 16, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler should like to find the original edition of the Physiologie du Gout. Confirms that Raymond's book is A.1. He has been busy. Went to Winchester to see Charles Bath who is wounded, and went to Cardiff for the Talbot Chair affairs. His secretary is back and he hopes to work seriously on his catalogue.


Date: 
March 16, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler would like to find the originial edition of the "Physiologie du Gout". He is sorry to hear that Malloch has had a slow time lately. Osler repors that he has been "on the jump".


Date: 
March 16, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler would like to find the originial edition of the "Physiologie du Gout". He is sorry to hear that Malloch has had a slow time lately. Osler repors that he has been "on the jump".


Date: 
May 23, 1918
From: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Chapin delivers news of Harvey Cushing. She writes of her own work and of events in Europe. She reports that the Oslers are sad and cheerless, still grieving the death of their son, Revere.


Date: 
March 23, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacCallum, William George
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to have MacCallum's letter that he has sent on to Malloch as they have had a series of remarkable pneumonia cases this winter. The cases look similar. Malloch will send him his sections. News from Thayer. They are busy, and they are trying to keep track of the many friends they have, Canadians and Americans, who are in France or England. Mentions the American in the Orthopaedic department. Erving has just gone back. Good comments on his Father's work. Welch must be pleased to have him back. Thanks for his work of sympathy. Explains that Revere and he were remarkably close to each other.


Date: 
March 23, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler encloses a letter from W.G. MacCallum which will interest him . Asks Malloch to write to the latter. He has been bedevilled to death lately. Mentions Charles Bath injuries and John Archibald who has had pneumonia. Details about his case. Asks him if he has seen Rist. Good comments on the latter.


Date: 
March 23, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler encloses a letter from W.G. Macallum, and asks Malloch to write to Macallum. Osler has been sick in bed lately. He gives news of Charlie Bath and John Archibald. He asks Malloch if he has seen Rist.


Date: 
March 23, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler encloses a letter from W.G. Macallum, and asks Malloch to write to Macallum. Osler has been sick in bed lately. He gives news of Charlie Bath and John Archibald. He asks Malloch if he has seen Rist.


Date: 
March 24, 1918
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Lady Osler has received photographs from Major Fiaschi from the Australian Hospital at Boulogne. She is thrilled by the news of Phoebe Wright's engagement to Reggie Fitz. She writes of Susan Chapin.


Date: 
March 27, 1918
From: 
Thomson, St Clair
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Thomson informs Osler of a proposal unanimously agreed that Osler should be invited to accept the Office of President of the Medical Society of London for the next session. Details on the task. Edmund Cautley will be the Senior Secretary and Donald Armour has been nominated by the Council as his surgical colleague. Hopes that no persuasion is required. Civilities.- Attached is the agenda of their last meeting.


Date: 
March 27, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

Osler will not be able to be at the perlustration tomorrow. Has a photograph of the Sargent picture for him. When the latter returns, he will ask for one of the four professors. Mentions that he is waiting for the return of the Head of Dentistry to send the books he promised.


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

Osler agrees for April the 15th.


Date: 
March 30, 1918
From: 
Rolleston, Humphry Davy
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Rolleston was surprised to hear of Moore's election to the Chair of the College of Physicians. He did not realize that F. Taylor, the present Chair, was ill and that he had vacated his post as a result. This letter was inserted in Osler's copy of "The History of the College Club of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons." Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
March 31, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shepherd, Francis John
Abstract: 

Subscription for the Montreal General Hospital. The Carnegie gift to the College will be a great help. They are keeping well and doing what they can. Mentions his schedule. Mentions his library and catalogue. Birkett will tell Shepherd about his division and arrangements of his catalogue. Now that Revere is dead, he shall be able to leave the College money.


Date: 
April 2, 1918
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Extract from letter. Lady Osler reports on Osler's health and remarks that he is depressed and pessimistic.


Date: 
April 2, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler offers a description of the causes of the death of John McCrae. Birkett has gone back well. Mentions that there are so many going and coming that they have not much time to think. Cliveden is full of interest. The Heart Hospital has been moved to Colchester, so he cannot go often. Mentions Mrs. Wright and Phoebe. Wishes that they would be in Oxford again. Arthur Howard is better. Civilities.


Date: 
April 2, 1918
From: 
Thompson, C.J.S.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Thompson gives Osler the reference of the address Osler mentioned which was forwarded to Jenner by the Red Indians of North America, p.87 of his "History of Inoculation and Vaccination". Accompanying this address was a gift of a belt and a string of wampum from the Indians to Jenner, has never been able to trace what became of it.


Date: 
April 3, 1918
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Pamphlet: "Bodleian Library, Oxford: List of Early English Books" The list was compiled by the Bibliographical Society, to which Osler belonged.


Date: 
April 3, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler gives Adami good news about Rhea. Has written to Finley about him. Suggests a cure in a sanatorium. He did not bother Rhea with details at this stage. Suggests to send him into Nordrach-on-Dee, or Rhea may prefer to go to St. Agathe.

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