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Letters dated 1918


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

Pinewood is a delightful spot, but Rhea should get somewhere for a prolonged cure, and the choice of the place in England or Canada should be left to him. The Oslers would be glad to have him here. Mentions that they will go on the 24th to Sidmouth for a few weeks.


Date: 
April 4, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler wonders if the letter from MacCallum that he enclosed has been censored, as he does not have it anymore here. Tells Malloch to keep the Cabanes until he has the chance to forward. News from Rhea's case. He is very busy.


Date: 
April 4, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler had previously enclosed a letter from W.G. Macallum about the pneumonia epidemic in Texas, but it was not receievd by Malloch. Osler gives news of Rhea; he recommends that Rhea go somewhere for three months.


Date: 
April 4, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler had previously enclosed a letter from W.G. Macallum about the pneumonia epidemic in Texas, but it was not receievd by Malloch. Osler gives news of Rhea; he recommends that Rhea go somewhere for three months.


Date: 
April 5, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler hopes he will now find some solace in the heavy job he has in hand. Anxious about the recent events, as there are so many of their friends in the divisions which have been in the thick of it. Positive comments on Tileston at the Heart Hospital. Bridgeman is at work. Asks him to send over any one he can, as Lewis is glad to have them. Good comments on Futcher. They are busy as usual. Love to Boggs and to all.


Date: 
April 6, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Pilcher, Louis Stephen
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Pilcher for the volume he sent him. Civilities. Invites the young Dr. Pilcher to visit him if he comes to England. Asks him to let him know of any special friends who would be there. It is such a pleasure to see the Americans. Opinion on the issue of the war.


Date: 
April 9, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Elliott
Abstract: 

Osler enclosed the letter (CUS417/125.78) from the Curator of the Wellcome Institute which has not the Jenner relic. Will put a notice in the Journal asking about it.


Date: 
April 11, 1918
From: 
Barlow, H.M.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Barlow responds to Osler's inquiry into the various editions of the Breviary held in the College Library.


Date: 
April 11, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that Howard is well again. Recommends he not over do work. Mentions the gnawing sorrow in their hearts for Revere. They are distributing Revere's savings, and he will send a cheque for Palmer. Asks him to invest it for him. Mentions that it is much the same work in the hospitals. Details about it. Cliveden goes strong. Futcher is appreciated at Orpington. Birkett will visit them on his way home.


Date: 
April 12, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Libby, Walter
Abstract: 

Positive comments on a list of lectures. Osler asks if Saunders would take it as supplementing Garrison. Hopes Libby's book goes well. Glad he liked Singers volume. Mentions the present work of the Singers. He is struggling with his catalogue raisonne. Hard to have to find time to work.


Date: 
April 12, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Amesse, John William
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry that he has left the country without visiting them. Invites him to come if he returns via England. Best wishes.


Date: 
April 17, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Plarr, Victor G.
Abstract: 

Osler requests information on the history of surgeon's apprentices.


Date: 
April 17, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Malloch for the Cabanes book. Reports that D. MacAlister, the Principal of Glasgow University had favourable comments on Malloch's book. Asks him if he heard anything about the Occupation paper. They are much disturbed in England by the news. Optimistic opinion about the issue of the war. Mentions his work in his catalogue. His is picking out a lot of Revere's books for him and W.W. Francis. Asks him to ask Phoebe if she will please be married from the "open arms". Mentions that Sir John looks a bit grey and not cordial.


Date: 
April 17, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates and thanks Adami for his "Medical Contributions to the Study of Evolution". It is just the volume he lacked in the evolution section of his bibliotheca prima. They go to Sidmouth next Wednesday. Mentions Isabel. Asks if Rhea has gone to the sanatorium.


Date: 
April 17, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Malloch for Cabanes. He relays Sir D. MacAlister's, compliments on Malloch's book. Osler asks Malloch if he has heard anything of the Occupation paper. He reports that the Catalogue is booming.


Date: 
April 17, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Malloch for Cabanes. He relays Sir D. MacAlister's, compliments on Malloch's book. Osler asks Malloch if he has heard anything of the Occupation paper. He reports that the Catalogue is booming.


Date: 
April 18, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Milburn, Edward F.
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry that he has been laid up. News from Nonie. Positive comments about her.


Date: 
April 18, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Warren, John Collins
Abstract: 

He has asked Mrs. Meyers to send him all the Ether Day addresses and a copy of the Jubilee Celebration. He has Warren's address and Welch's bound together. Sends him a copy of his anaesthesia classification. Details about it. They are bedevilled to death with many things. It is a great comfort to have visits from Americans everyday. Invitations to his son to visit them.


Date: 
April 18, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Myers, Grace W.
Abstract: 

Osler requests a set of the Ether Day Addresses and a copy of the Jubilee Celebration. News from his work on the Anaesthesia Catalogue. Morton's son sent him the Letheon paper and the Pamphlet on the mode of administration of Ether and other loose numbers of the B.M. and S.J. with Bigelow's and Morton's original papers. Will send her a list of his duplicates.


Date: 
April 19, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Wilson, Louis Blanchard
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to hear from Wilson. Invitation for the weekend. Asks him to bring a meat ticket if he has been in London long enough to get one.


Date: 
April 22, 1918
From: 
Barlow, H.M.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Barlow writes of books by Boorde and a 1547 edition of the Breviary held in the College Library.


Date: 
April 24, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacMurchy, Helen
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Helen MacMurchy on her report, and compliments her on her work.


Date: 
April 24, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler was sorry to hear that W.W. Francis is laid up. They have been very busy, same rush at the house. Mentions Ronald Ross. Shall be glad for a change and rest. They finished the anaesthesia section. Very satisfied of it. They intend to keep Revere's books together and very general literature books will go with them. Will talk to him and W.W. Francis about the plans later. MacAlister has sent him two bundles of reprints. Will keep the duplicates for him. MacAlister was very interested in his catalogue. He has to do lot of reading for the Presidential address as President of the Classical Association. Comments about it. Will talk on "the classical Tradition in Science." He is deep in a Postgraduate scheme and is chairman of the committee of the London Schools.


Date: 
April 24, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Francis, William Willoughby
Abstract: 

Osler is srry that Francis has not been well. They are at a splendid place. Will visit May on their way back. Details about the case of Charles Bath, Mrs. Osborne's son. News from Beatrice Francis and Gwendolyn Francis Andras. Hopes that Jim Francis will be fine. Mentions that it would do good to have Phoebe Wright assigned as his nurse. Jokes about his heart and on Venus devoted to Mars. The catalogue work is progressing. Explains that he wants the B. literaria to be very strong.


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

Adami would read carefully his report on Postgraduate Medical Education. Asks for Osler's permission to mention that he in this way for medical postgraduate work at the meeting of the Syndicate at Cambridge. Explains that he is tying to stir them up to open freely for American and Dominion graduate students in all branches. Gives his opinion on postgraduate Medical education. Writes of the establishment of a postgraduate bureau in London. Mentions Cunliffe and comments on the latter.


Date: 
April 24, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
The Editor of the Times
Abstract: 

Letter to the London Times, April 25, 1918,p. 4,f. "THE CURSE OF MEROZ". Gives his opinion on the situation in Ireland.


Date: 
April 25, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler gives Adami permission to mention his name, but asks him not to show the report. Answers him about the postgraduate medical education question. He knows Cunliffe. Asks him to send the enclosed to Rhea. Hopes to see Isabel this morning.


Date: 
April 26, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Foy, George
Abstract: 

Osler asks Foy if they have a special Board in Ireland or if all the Apts. controlled from London as the centre. Would like to know before writing to James Galloway, who is in charge of the recruiting.


Date: 
April 28, 1918
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

It is an exquisite place and they can be out of doors all the time. Sure that it will do good to Osler.


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

Osler is sorry to hear that Bill is laid up. He reports that the anaesthesia section of the Catalogue has been finished. MacAlister has sent Osler reprints of many books which he will keep for Malloch. Osler writes that he has a lot of reading to do for the Presidential Address as President of the Classical Association. He is the first Doctor to have been chosen, and takes it as a compliment but also a burden.

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