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CUS417/111.29


Fonds Number: 
P417
Abstract: 

Osler received Barker's letter of the 21st from Mrs. Osler. He is surprised at Hurd's resignation; he hopes it is not a health matter. He had written to him. Kind comments about him. Osler is glad Barker liked Thursfield. He was delighted by his trip on the Nile. He continues to be bewildered by the intellectual development of man 6000 years ago. Osler mentions Imhotep, the physician of antiquity. He recommends that Barker read "The Spell of Egypt" of Hichens. Flies are responsible, according to him , for 2/3 of the disease. Mentions the ophthalmia cases, the cases of blindness, the hook-worm disease. He comments on his visit to Looss who has not been given enough resources. The school is good, but not the hospital. Egypt did not have successors to Griesinger or Bilharz. Civilities.

Original: 
Yes
Date: 
March 10, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
Address: 
S.S. "Seti"
To: 
Barker, Lewellys Franklin
City: 
Cairo
State: 
Country: 
Egypt

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