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Letters dated 1918


Date: 
July 15, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Flexner, Simon
Abstract: 

Acknowledgment of Flexner's letter of the 19th (CUS417/126.12). Osler would love to be with them all next year but he cannot possibly leave. Explains that they are tied up with many activities which are not very essential but it would not be appreciated if he went away for three months. He also dreads the over-warm welcome, and the many visits that would tax his heart too much. Will give him his final decision later. Thanks him for the invitation. Comments on George Draper. Has asked Newsholme to send the latter for a study of the outbreak of encephalitis. Details on the features of the outbreak. Draper said that the cases in Sheffield are of the same type as Heine-Medin. Mentions another outbreak in France where the organism described by Flexner and N. has been found. Asks him to keep it secret as the Bradford's letter was official. Civilities.


Date: 
July 15, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler informs Adami that Elder has left No.3 Canadian General Hospital. Asks him to whom he should write. Maybe to Birkett. They would push the work (Rhea's studies upon war injuries of bones, as a war memorial by No.3 Canadian) through England. He has arranged for the printing of Strong's Report on Trench Fever. Will let him have the Ty. Spine for August. Civilities.


Date: 
July 16, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Singer, Charles Joseph
Abstract: 

Osler asks Singer if he has someone in mind for the Irish and Welsh medical manuscripts. It goes back to the 8th century. He has written to a friend in Ireland about the Irish manuscripts.


Date: 
July 16, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Radin, Herman Theodore
Abstract: 

Osler has not finished his Boerhaeve notes. Will send them when printed. Mentions that the war has upset his project of "Evolution of Modern Medicine" and it was withdrawn from the Press. He did not have enough time to work at it. Will read Radin's article with interest. Sends him a few papers. Invitation. Civilities.


Date: 
July 18, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler would like to donate literature on Siamese twins to the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. He urges Fisher to make his collection on Siamese twins as complete as possible.


Date: 
June 19, 1918
From: 
Flexner, Simon
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

The next Congress of Physicians and Surgeons is to be held in 1919. He is the President of the Congress and has among his duties to induce Osler to come for the Congress. Details about the date and the possible cities where the congress could be held. Mentions that the chief concern of everyone is that Osler should attend the congress. Asks him if he could. Allusions of the welcome he would have. Civilities.


Date: 
July 20, 1918
From: 
Monro, T.K.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Letter found in "Bibliotheca Secunda. Charles Morrison, Scots Magazine." Monro delivers a progress report on his research into the later history of Charles Morrison.


Date: 
(ca July 20, 1918)
From: 
Washburn, Frederic A.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Letter from Frederic A. Washburn to Cushing about an address of Osler at the flag raising of Base Hospital 33, an Albany unit in Portsmouth, England. - The address is attached.


Date: 
July 22, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gorgas, William C.
Abstract: 

Osler's four day trip to the American Hospitals in the South of England has been a tonic for him. Mentions the many soldiers they see. Mentions an outbreak of Typhoid among 40 men from the same company. The Moon Hill Rest Camp and Hospital is well organized and he took tea with the officers after a lecture by Kipling. He also visited Searbury Park and officiated at the flag-raising for the Albany Unit at Portsmouth. States that everyone is enthusiastic about the fine appearance.


Date: 
July 22, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

Osler mentions his stimulating visit to the American Hospitals at Hursley, Romsey, Moor Hill, Saresbury Court and Portsmouth. Asks if notices of meetings of the Royal Society of Medicine could be sent to these Hospitals. He has spoken of the Society at each place. The Americans are organizing libraries and a joint Medical Society. Hopes to arrange regular visits to London and series of demonstrations. Mentions that he is glad to be back in the Library Committee and also that Crawfurd is to be the librarian.


Date: 
July 23, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Harris, D. Fraser
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Harris and congratulates him on his poem. Will look for his history with interest.


Date: 
July 23, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Parfitt, Charles Daniel
Abstract: 

Osler does not know when he had more pleasure out of a letter than from Parfitt's. Thanks for the photos. Mentions his visit to the American Hospitals in the South of England. Many of his old students have come. He went to Midhurst at the King Edward Sanatorium. Comments on that place.


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

While in Cambridge, Shipley told Adami that he had heard that Osler was thoroughly broken down. Tells him to write to Bazin at No. 3 Canadian General Hospital about Rhea's work. Bazin will be sympathetic and willing to help. Asks him if Osler wants him to support his letter. Mentions Rhea. Civilities.


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

Osler hopes his leave will not come while he is away. Details on his itinerary to Cambridge, Colchester, Oxford, Lyme Regis and Newton Abbot. Details about the Huth Sale. Invites him to spend a week with them at Lyme Regis. Informs him that his class ass. address is January 7th. Will take "The Classical Tradition in Science" as subject. Love to W.W. Francis and Martin. P.S. Asks Malloch to tell W.W. Francis that Strong is here reading proofs of his Trench Fever.


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

(Duplicate). Osler hopes Malloch's leave will not come while he is away. Details on his itinerary to Cambridge, Colchester, Oxford, Lyme Regis and Newton Abbot. Details about the Huth Sale. Invites him to spend a week with them at Lyme Regis. Informs him that his class ass. address is January 7th. Will take "The Classical Tradition in Science" as subject. Love to W.W. Francis and Martin. P.S. Asks him to tell W.W. Francis that Strong is here reading proofs of his Trench Fever. - Cushing's notes on Osler's activities.


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

Osler hopes that Malloch's leave will not come while he is away. He gives his whereabouts for future dates. He asks Malloch to let him know when he will be over. His Classical Association Address is January 7th. He sends love to Bill and Martin, and asks Malloch to bring over any material.


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

Osler hopes that Malloch's leave will not come while he is away. He gives his whereabouts for future dates. He asks Malloch to let him know when he will be over. His Classical Association Address is January 7th. He sends love to Bill and Martin, and asks Malloch to bring over any material.


Date: 
July 25, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Myers, Grace W.
Abstract: 

Osler's paper on Morton will be in the next number of the Annals. Suggests she prepare a note on Morton's Letheon. Asks her if the Boston Medical Library has the first edition. Asks who in Boston has a good Anaesthesia collection. Mentions his trip to the American Hospitals in the south of England. USA has to finish the war. Kind comments on Washburn.


Date: 
July 25, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bannister, Henry Marriott
Abstract: 

Osler asks Bannister for information about a quotation in his Copernicus book.


Date: 
July 25, 1918
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's note. States that the following correspondence between Adami and Osler represents a typical exchange of cards.


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

(Postcard). Osler asks Adami if there is any chance of having Maude Abbott in England to collect Museum material. She has asked for it.


Date: 
July 25, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler heard that Garrison and McCulloch may possibly come over. Invites him to stay in Oxford.


Date: 
July 26, 1918
From: 
Gibson, Charles R.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Letter found in "Bibliotheca Secunda. Charles Morrison, Scots Magazine." Gibson sends a copy of his article on Charles Morrison's invention. He explains how he came to be interested in Morrison and wishes Osler luck with his own research.


Date: 
July 26, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler will write to Bazin. Sorry to hear that Rhea is still here. He should go home. Explains why he had heard false rumours on his account. Armour and Grace were asking him to slacken work. So Osler decided to get out of taking charge of the Swiss Delegation for the Government and had to give a reason to Buchan. Will try to take it easy for the next three months.


Date: 
July 26, 1918
From: 
Smith, William Francis
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Notes from Books, inserted in Rabelais, W.F. Smith, 1893. Anytime would suit him for the Rabelais meeting. Informs him that Tilley will be lecturing in King's on the second or third week of October. Suggests having the meeting on the 10th. It would be well to have the meeting before the days become too short and dark. Invites him to call him when in Cheltenham. Would show him his Rabelais note books, extracts from Pling, Plutarch, and Galen.


Date: 
July 27, 1918
From: 
Adami, John George
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Adami explains why Rhea is still in England. The loss of the LLandovery Castle (Canadian Hospital ship torpedoed by the Germans) has stopped all transfer to Canada. Rhea has promised to write him introductory notes before leaving. Thanks to Osler for inviting him to the Canada Club luncheon, but he had to accept an invitation from Colmer.


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

Details on his effort of the last three years to interest the authorities in England in Maude Abbott and her work. Lastly he has tried to interest Fotheringham to employ her in Canada but did not succeed. Mentions that the C.A.M.C fight against having female members. Keith cannot take her as his staff has been reduced. Thinks that it is helpless since Fotheringham has been advised not to employ her services.


Date: 
(July 1918 ?)
From: 
Bannister, Henry Marriott
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Bannister answers Osler's request on a decree.


Date: 
July 31, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Abbott, Maude E.
Abstract: 

Osler does not believe that it would be possible to get her officially. Enclosed Adami's letter (CUS417/126.30). Deplores the situation. News from W.W. Francis and Malloch. Compliments on her work at the Journal. Rhea will be back soon. Civilities.


Date: 
July 31, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Abbott, Maude E.
Abstract: 

Osler does not believe it is possible to get Maude Abbott over officially. He had a long talk with Adami. He reports that Billy Francis could not be dislocated.

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