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Letters dated 1918


Date: 
(ca June 1, 1918)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gibbons, Cardinal
Abstract: 

Draft letter probably never sent : "HIBERNIA MAGNA AND THE IRISH QUESTION". Reference in volume II, pp. 599-600.


Date: 
June 4, 1918
From: 
Thompson, C.J.S.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Thompson offers Osler his opinion on the portrait of Jenner. Does not think it is an original oil painting by Smith. Osler forwarded the letter to Jacobs.


Date: 
June 5, 1918
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Lady Osler writes that Osler has been much better the last week, showing the effects of Sidmouth.


Date: 
June 8, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jewett, Miss S.O.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Miss Jewett for her letter and her notice of her father. Request for any spare copies of her father's original papers to put in his collection. Greetings to Eastman. Mentions American Army Officers who are with them and who miss the Brigham Hospital. Asks her to let her know of any relatives or friends who may be in England.


Date: 
June 8, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Myers, Grace W.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Grace Myers for what she sent. Still lacks the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. Will send a paper he read on the early publications of Morton to the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. Asks her if she has the first edition of Letheon or if it is in Boston. Favourable comments on the Americans.


Date: 
June 11, 1918
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Lady Osler mentions a letter she had from Rhea. Deplores that they did not know he was in Camberly as Osler was around there the other day. She is more rushed than ever, for the food business has to be personally supervised, and although she hears Osler saying "Oh, it's no trouble at all", she finds it difficult.


Date: 
June 14, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Francis, William Willoughby
Abstract: 

(Postcard). Osler sends Francis a book on the Stars by Arrhenius. News from Norman Gwyn. The house is full. Asks him to tell Malloch that he got the edition principal of Copernicus,1543.


Date: 
June 14, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Warren, John Collins
Abstract: 

Osler tells Warren to publish the Pulmoto paper. Reminds him the practises at the Philadelphia Hospital in 1886, of the treatment of consumptives. He has sent his paper on the Early Anaesthesia literature and a note on the classification to the Annals of Medicine. Will ask the latter to send a proof to the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. Repeats his request for the volume 35 of the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. All goes well. They have Americans almost everyday. Mentions Jason Mixter, Boggs, Halsey, and Crile. Civilities.


Date: 
June 16, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Osler cannot be at the meeting on the 21st because the exams are on.


Date: 
June 19, 1918
From: 
Baynes, R.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Baynes informs Osler that his studentship of the House (Christ Church) has been extended for 7 years.


Date: 
June 21, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

Osler cannot see MacAlister next week because of the exams. They still have three Hospitals to hear from before having a final meeting for discussion. Approves of MacAlister getting in touch with Krohn. Will try to induce the Clarendon Press to send books.


Date: 
June 22, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Francis, William Willoughby
Abstract: 

His Arrhenius book is delayed. Rhea has visited them. Approves Francis not accepting the Museum berth. Compliments on his work. Asks him if he wants him to write to the D.M.S. Will write to Elder. Asks him to tell Malloch that he has sent his postcard with the Mars Longa to the Lancet. Grace had a letter from Jim.


Date: 
June 25, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thursfield, Thomas William
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Thursfield for the booklet (a physicians' thumb book "of the Aphorisms of Hippocrates") he sent which he will put with the Rabelais edition. Will mention him in his catalogue. He has a splendid collection of Hippocrates. His library will go to McGill, Montreal. Civilities. Letter attached: Thursfield to Cushing with explanations on the letter and comments on Osler.


Date: 
June 26, 1918
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"SALUTATION OF THE DAWN", It was sent to him by de Havilland Hall to whom they were given by Mrs. Jacoby. Osler's note about it.


Date: 
June 27, 1918
From: 
Wilbur, Ray Lyman
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Wilbur mentions a meeting of the American Association in Chicago. Asks him if he would consider preparing a set of lectures to be given as the Lane Medical Lectures here in connection with the Stanford University in the fall of 1919. The lectures would be a form of study on the great general facts in medicine that have been brought to the surface by the war and particularly by the assembling together of great bodies of men. Comments about the issue of the war. Mentions his work with Hoover in the food conservation end of the Food Administration.


Date: 
June 27, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler asks Garrison if they have any publications of Charles Morrison at the Surgeon General's Library. Explanations about his interest in Morrison. All goes well. They see Americans everyday. Optimistic comments about the issue of the war. Greetings.


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

Osler comments on some etchings which he put in his Bright's Travels copy. He has written to Mathews. Sorry not to have sent the lecture, he is busy with the exams. He recently got Copernicus "De Revol. Orb Celest", 1543 and the Edition Principal of Plato, Aldine 1513. Plato comes in as the founder of psychology. Mentions Phoebe Wright wedding with Reginald Fitz tomorrow.


Date: 
June 29, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Weber, Frederick Parkes
Abstract: 

Thanks for his third edition (Aspects of deaths...) with the touching dedication. Compliments on his work.


Date: 
July 1, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Weber, Frederick Parkes
Abstract: 

Osler had a quiet morning in bed after a heavy week, where he enjoyed reading Weber's book. Compliments on his work. His wife is pleased with his dedication. Deplores that Revere cannot see it.


Date: 
July 3, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

(Postcard). Osler states that the word centralblatt should not be used as it would rouse antagonism. Suggests Abstracts and Reviews instead. Opinion on the "book bureau" which should be immense help and have the support of the publishers. Will push it from the Oxford Press.


Date: 
July 3, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Henderson, J.A.
Abstract: 

Osler advises and comments on a case of Miss Romayn.


Date: 
July 4, 1918
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Lady Osler is expecting to have influenza and hopes that Osler will not have it. Mentions the thinness of Osler. Plans to go away in August to Lyme Regis where the Hartys and the Wrights will be.


Date: 
July 7, 1918
From: 
Robb, Hampton
To: 
Robb, Hunter
Abstract: 

Robb gives an account of his visit to the Oslers. He saw the Wrights, Phoebe Wright and her new husband. Mentions Jean who graduated from a training course for nurses. Mrs. Wright is very affected by Billy's death. Explains the difficulty realizing that Billy and Revere are dead and it rouses in him hostile feelings towards Germans. News from Susan Chapin. He feels sorry for the Oslers who both look much older.


Date: 
(July 8, 1918 ?)
From: 
Robb, Hampton
To: 
Robb, Hunter
Abstract: 

Robb mentions that he got the flu and that the Oslers took care of him, making him feel at home and giving him Revere's room.


Date: 
July 8, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Robb, Hunter
Abstract: 

Osler writes that they are delighted to have his son Hampton with them. Kind comments on the latter. They kept him home to take care of his flu. Mentions that they told him to make this house his home and to come back whenever he can. Civilities. Mentions their aching hearts.


Date: 
July 9, 1918(?)
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Robb, Hunter
Abstract: 

Lady Osler writes about Robb's son, who has been visiting with the Oslers in Oxford. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
July 10, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Walker, Thomas Willoughby
Abstract: 

Discussion over a case of syphilitic arteritis. Osler mentions that it is very quiet at Cliveden, no convoy for six weeks. Meakins thinks of leaving in September. Would be glad to have Walker back.


Date: 
July 10, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler rejoices in the fact that the old Faculty has thriven financially. Mentions the Frick Fund report. States that they only need a new Hall for the meeting. Hopes to be able to help with it. Mentions them making their house feehold and their project to leave it to the University as a permanent home for his successors. He has a scheme for Revere's books and his non-medical ones which were to go to his son. Mentions the wedding of Reginald Fitz and Phoebe Wright. Jason Mixter, Forbes and Georges Denny were there. They have always people at home. Mentions Hampton Robb who is at home with the flu. Kind comments on the latter. He has bought the edition principal of Plato (Aldine) and the ed. principal of Copernicus, 1543. Susan Chapin is a trump. Word about the 4th of July celebration in London.


Date: 
July 11, 1918
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Extract from letter. Osler will go to Cambridge in August to deliver a lecture and will stay with Mr. Sayle. Lady Osler and Mrs. Chapin will travel to Scotland for two weeks, while Osler goes to Lyme Regis with the Hartys and the Wrights.


Date: 
July 11, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Francis, William Willoughby
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Francis for the birthday greetings. Reflections on his age, on how the time flies. He is thankful to be so well and for many things. He is writing to Elder. Approves W.W. Francis to stay at No.3 Canadian Hospital. Details about the book of astronomy he will send him. Busy. Good comments on Hunter Robb. Love to Malloch.

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