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CUS417/111.26


Fonds Number: 
P417
Abstract: 

Osler had a delightful trip on the Nile with his brother and five other friends. He just missed Thomas' sister and Miss Garrett at Luxor. Description of his itinerary. He would have liked to see Thebes in 1500 B.C. He comments on the genius of ancient Egyptians, and deplores the sanitary conditions of the country. The amount of ophthalmia and hookworm disease is appalling. The bilharzia is very bad. He will see the pellagra cases at the asylum. He wishes the occidentals would have been taught to pray in the Oriental style. Comments on Mahomet and the Islam, which is a great religion except for the woman question. He mentions their dragoman. Civilities. Osler asks Thomas if Hal has chance for Rhodes scholarship. He tells Trudeau to be kind to his parents. He is sorry his wife could not come. News of Revere.

Original: 
Yes
Date: 
March 5, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
Address: 
S.S. "Seti"
To: 
Thomas, Henry Mills
City: 
State: 
Country: 
Egypt

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