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CUS417/97.111


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P417
Abstract: 

Excerpt from the British Medical Journal, Jan. 10, 1920, p. 66-67. Tells of Osler's visit to the Virginia home of a student who had contracted typhoid. While there, the student's sister led Osler to the attic, which was full of priceless first editions of Byron, Shelley, Keats, and others. The student's grandfather was an alcoholic and the family feared that if he knew of the books in his own attic, he would sell them off for alcohol. Osler arranged to have the books sold to Putnam's at such a fair price that the family's run-down home could be restored.

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Date: 
January 10, 1920
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