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Letters sent to Flick, Lawrence F.


Date: 
December 10, 1903
From: 
Knopf, Sigmund Adolphus
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Knopf asks Flick if he is willing to make his feelings about the Congress on Tuberculosis public. Knopf would like to make the opinions of Flick and others known to the men who will assemble in Baltimore.


Date: 
December 22, 1903
From: 
Knopf, Sigmund Adolphus
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Many of the doctors Knopf contacted have agreed to go to Baltimore to discuss the Tuberculosis question and to form a national representative Tuberculosis Committee. Knopf finds two possible solutions to the current scandal. Firstly, a petition should be signed by the best medical men in the country and sent to the Government stating that the Congress on Tuberculosis under the direction of Clark Bell is not representative of the American medical profession. Secondly, he thinks that a counter-manifestation should be sent to St. Louis to oppose Bell's Congress.


Date: 
February 1, 1904
From: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Jacobs requests a confirmation of Flick's willingness to serve on the Tuberculosis Committee. The first meeting of the Committee will be held in New York on February 27, 1904.


Date: 
February 19, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Osler invites Flick to join him for dinner while they are both in New York for a meeting of the recently appointed Committee to address the Tuberculosis question.


Date: 
March 7, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Osler approves of Flick's idea to organize the next meeting of the Tuberculosis Committee around the date of Professor Maragliano's lecture in Philadelphia.


Date: 
March 9, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Osler suggests that it would be better to have the meeting of the Tuberculosis Committee and Professor Maragliano's lecture on the same day.


Date: 
March 11(?), 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Arrangements for the meeting of the Tuberculosis Committee and Professor Maragliano's lecture in Philadelphia.


Date: 
March 14, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Arrangements for the meeting of the Tuberculosis Committee and Professor Maragliano's lecture in Philadelphia.


Date: 
March 15, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Osler confirms the date and time for the meeting of the Tuberculosis Committee and Maragliano's lecture in Philadelphia.


Date: 
March 16, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Arrangements for the meeting of the Tuberculosis Committee and Professor Maragliano's lecture in Philadelphia. Osler believes it would be in the Committee's best interest to take up and support Daniel Lewis's Congress on Tuberculosis. Osler is dubious about Maragliano's work.


Date: 
March 17, 1904
From: 
Musser, John H.
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Musser accepts the invitation to the Maragliano luncheon and to the meeting of the Tuberculosis Committee in Philadelphia. Musser offers to arrange a banquet in honour of Maragliano.


Date: 
March 17, 1904
From: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Jacobs accepts the invitation to the Maragliano luncheon and to the meeting of the Tuberculosis Committee in Philadelphia. He has sent out invitations to other members of the Committee in Baltimore.


Date: 
March 18, 1904
From: 
Knopf, Sigmund Adolphus
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Knopf accepts the invitation to the Maragliano luncheon and to the meeting of the Tuberculosis Committee in Philadelphia.


Date: 
March 18, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Osler does not see why Flick would not agree to participate in the Daniel Lewis Congress on Tuberculosis if it was handed over to their Tuberculosis Committee. Osler advises against forming a third Congress that would compete with those of Lewis and Clark Bell. He accepts the invitation to the Maragliano luncheon.


Date: 
March 19, 1904
From: 
King, Herbert M.
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

King accepts the invitation to the Maragliano lecture and luncheon. He has not yet received an invitation from Osler to the meeting of the Tuberculosis Committee in Philadelphia, but hopes that he soon will.


Date: 
March 19, 1904
From: 
Maragliano, E.
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Maragliano is sick and will not be able to attend the Conference in Philadelphia. He authorizes a reading of his lecture.


Date: 
March 20, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Osler comments on the news that Maragliano has cancelled his trip to Philadelphia. He feels it is best to cancel the evening meeting, and simply present the abstract and English version of Maragliano's lecture.


Date: 
March 20, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Osler feels that it is awkward that Maragliano canceled his visit to Philadelphia at the last moment. He suggests that most of the meetings should be canceled, and instead, a brief abstract and English version of Maragliano's lecture should be distributed. Osler does not think much will come of Flick's meeting if he insists on keeping out of Daniel Lewis's Congress on Tuberculosis.


Date: 
March 21, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Osler asks if it would be better to omit Maragliano's paper altogether from the upcoming meeting of the Tuberculosis Committee in Philadelphia.


Date: 
March 22, 1904
From: 
Knopf, Sigmund Adolphus
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Knopf is sorry to learn that he will not have the pleasure of meeting Maragliano. He suggests that they postpone the meeting of the Tuberculosis Committee to an evening hour when more men would be able to attend.


Date: 
March 22, 1904
From: 
Otis, E.O.
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Otis regrets that he will no be able to attend the meeting of the Tuberculosis Committee in Philadelphia, as his work keeps him busy and his wife is ill. He was sorry to hear that Maragliano cannot come to Philadelphia either. Otis is in support of forming a national Tuberculosis association.


Date: 
March 22, 1904
From: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Jacobs is sorry to hear that Maragliano has cancelled his visit to Philadelphia on account of illness. He accepts the invitation to Flick's luncheon for selected members of the Tuberculosis Committee.


Date: 
March 23, 1904
From: 
Bowditch, Vincent Y.
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Bowditch is sorry that Maragliano has cancelled his visit to Philadelphia. Bowditch hopes to meet with Phipps while he is in Philadelphia for the meeting of the Tuberculosis Committee.


Date: 
March 24, 1904
From: 
Welch, William Henry
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Welch understands Flick's position towards Daniel Lewis's and Clark Bell's Congresses on Tuberculosis, but he wonders if Lewis's society is as bad as Flick believes it to be. Prominent men have attached themselves to Lewis's cause and it would not be advisable to alienate them by opposing them. His advice is to let the troubled waters settle before leading men in the medical profession take a positive course of action in the Tuberculosis issue.


Date: 
March 24, 1904
From: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Jacobs agrees with Flick that the staff of the Phipps Institute ought to be invited to attend the meeting of the Tuberculosis Committee.


Date: 
March 24, 1904
From: 
Bracken, H.M.
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Bracken will not be able to attend the upcoming meeting of the Tuberculosis Committee in Philadelphia.


Date: 
March 26, 1904
From: 
Lewis, Daniel
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Lewis will attend the meeting of the Tuberculosis Committee in Philadelphia, but will not make it to Flick's luncheon.


Date: 
March 28, 1904
From: 
Welch, William Henry
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Welch will have to miss Flick's luncheon and will also be late for the meeting of the Tuberculosis Committee in Philadelphia. He is not convinced that they will be able to come to a unanimous conclusion at the conference, but he will be ready to follow the prevailing sentiment. He does not support the idea of forming yet another national society for Tuberculosis.


Date: 
March 1, 1904
From: 
Minor, Charles L.
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Minor accepts Flick's luncheon invitation despite Maragliano's absence. He hopes that the question of the Tuberculosis Congress will finally be settled and that the funeral of the two "quack" Congresses of Daniel Lewis and Clark Bell will soon be at hand.


Date: 
March 31, 1904
From: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Minutes of the meeting of the Tuberculosis Committee. Jacobs provides a list of physicians who attended the meeting at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia to discuss the formation of a national society for the study of Tuberculosis. During the meeting, over which Osler presided, it was decided that a United States Society for the Study of Tuberculosis be organized.

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