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Letters sent to Garrison, Fielding Hudson


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler writes of the New York and Oxford Historical Societies. He has finished his incunabula list to 1480 and will soon send a copy.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Garrison for sending Vol. IX and X, 2nd series of the Index Catalogue. He sends his regards to Dr. Fletcher.


Date: 
April 12, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that Garrison has put in a claim for Fracastorius. He suggests that Garrison consult Boyce's book, "Mosquitoes and Man." He sends his regards to Fletcher and to the Surgeon General.


Date: 
September 21, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Garrison for his papers. He give praise for the one on the bone called Luz. He is sorry to have missed Garrison in Washington; he had to see Dr. Fletcher. He gives greetings to Dr. Fletcher. Civilities.


Date: 
July 11, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry that Fletcher has diphtheria, and sends his love to him. Among all the letters of congratulations they received, none was more gratifying to them than the one from the Army Medical Museum. He thanks Garrison for his paper. Civilities.


Date: 
July 13, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler informs Garrison that there will be a section of the History of Medicine at the International Congress next year. Raymond Crawfurd (of Tray's Hill, Hornsey Lane, London) is Secretary, and Norman Moore, Chairman. He asks Garrison to prepare for the former a list of the clubs and societies, and men in America who would be interested in the subject. He hopes he will be able to come. Love to (Fletcher) and greetings to all his colleagues in the Library.


Date: 
July 31, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler is delighted that the old Nestor is getting on well. He asks Garrison to arrange to come for the Congress next year. Mentions that there seems to be a marked interest in the West on the subject of medical history. Refers to the Chicago Historical Club's Bulletin. The situation seems to be similar in St. Louis. His Yale lecture has been postponed until the Spring. Civilities.


Date: 
August 29, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Thinks that the Bristol Junior would be delighted to publish the St. Anthony paper. He has written to the Editor. Has promised to write them a paper on Dr. Fletcher for the December number. Asks him to send him the report of the Fletcher dinner or a reference to the best journal report. Sorry that there is trouble with the congress. It would be a calamity not to have the Index Catalogue completed. Mentions that he will not come to America until the spring.


Date: 
September 9, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Nixon, the editor of the Bristol Journal, would like to have the Fletcher's paper for December. Osler asks Garrison to send him a photograph of him. He thanks Garrison for the list of men for the History Section. Good comments about it. He asks him if there is a separate copy of the medical Incunabula at the library. Mention of his interest for the earliest printed medical books. Osler will send him a list, so that he will crosscheck the ones he has. Hopes he will be able to come to the congress next year. Civilities.


Date: 
September 16, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Garrison for Francis' address. He would like to have any other of Francis' pamphlets. He also thanks Garrison for the list, which he will discuss with Raymond Crawfurd. Love to Fletcher. Civilities.


Date: 
October 7, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Garrison for the literature and the notes. He will get a sketch ready for the December number of the Bristol Journal. Civilities.


Date: 
October 30, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Garrison for the Francis papers. The one on clinical instruction is particularly interesting. Asks if there is a good portrait of Francis at the Library. Suggests he write a good biography on him for the Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin. Civilities.


Date: 
November 12, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry to hear of the death of the dear old gentleman (Fletcher). Nixon informed him about it from Bristol. Tribute to him. Mentions that they became much attached to him at the Johns Hopkins. Recollections of his lecture on Medical Jurisprudence. Sympathies to the family. P.S. Klebs showed him the proof sheets of the VR with Historical books in Surgeon General's Library. Asks him if he could have a set. Mentions that he just had the gift of his historical library of medicine.


Date: 
December 9, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler was glad to see his notice of Fletcher in the Journal. It inspires him for the notice he has written for the Bristol Journal. Shall be very glad of the historical catalogue. Will send the notice to Captain Robert Fletcher. Civilities.


Date: 
January 8, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Garrison for the Historical Texts reprint. Would like to have another copy and mark it to send it to the German bookseller who is looking out for historical works for him. Mentions the Fletcher obituary notice of Bristol, that Garrison had probably received. Approves McCaw's idea of printing the incunabula at the end of the Index Catalogue. Civilities.


Date: 
January 27, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that Garrison liked the Fletcher booklet. He is looking forward to a day with him at the Library in May, particularly going over the incunabula. Asks for another copy of the historical list which is helpful. The Historical Section is doing well. Greetings to McCaw. Civilities.


Date: 
March 5, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Garrisonfor the other copy which came. Shows his interest in seeing their incunabula. He is working over the ones up to 1480.


Date: 
(ca April 18, 1913)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler mentions that he had been asked to speak on Billings' Bibliographical work at the New York Memorial Meeting on the 25th. He asks Garrison to send him precise information concerning the former. Civilities. P.S. Mentions that he shall be at the Library Association meeting (May 5th).


Date: 
(April 1913 ?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Garrison for some notes. He will see Garrison at the Library Association Meeting. Declines an invitation of the Historical Club, as he can only be one day in Washington. Civilities.


Date: 
November 27, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler has sent on Garrison's paper to Crawfurd and ask if he could find a place for it in the winter programme. Comments that it is an interesting document relating to the King's Evil and should be published. The Historical Section and at the Congress was a success. Mentions that he has been busy and did not have time to finish the corrections of the proofs of his Yale lectures. Will ask Klebs where Annemasse is. Sorry that McCaw is leaving.


Date: 
December 20, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler informs Garrison that his paper will be read at an early meeting, and will go on their transactions. Crawfurd is pleased about it. Will be interested to see his book. News from the history section. Jastrow's lecture was a success. Elliott lectured on Egyptian Medicine, and Caton on Greek Temples. Informs him that the publication of his (Silliman) lectures has been delayed. Delighted that he is undertaking the life of Billings. Pleased that he is getting on with the Incunabula Catalogue. Mentions that he hopes before long to print his paper on early printed books up to 1480. Explanations of this work. Mentions that he got from Persia an Avicenna Manuscript, and a canon written in1190. Mentions the estimate for the renovation of the tomb.


Date: 
January 8, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Congratulations to Osler and compliments to his book.


Date: 
January 19, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler explains that he is waiting for the estimate before arranging a committee and a circular for the Avicenna tomb. He is using his book. Word on Mitchell's life. Mentions that he wrote a hurried sketch of him in the British Medical Journal. Answers Garrison that the initials J.S.B. are of Sturgis Biglow of Boston. He will ask Miss Acland about the letters of Billings to her father. He is trying to finish his paper on the early printed books for the Bibliographical Society. Word about the exhibit of books.


Date: 
January 24, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler informs Garrison that his friend Gustave Monod of Paris has been appointed by the French Government to report on the methods of postgraduate teaching in the USA. Enjoins him to help the latter. He will be in Washington from April 4th to April 6th. P.S. Asks him to ask the President of the Society to make arrangements so that Monod could give a lecture on Paris postgraduate's situation.


Date: 
February 17, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Garrison for a pamphlet he sent him. Comments about it. Thanks for the corrections which he will make. Mentions that he heard laudatory comments on his book.


Date: 
September 28, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler sends Garrison a "girdle" book (ceinture de chastete) and photographs that he received from Paris. Mentions that he does not keep that sort of literature in his library. Asks him when the new edition of his History comes out. He has collected a few typographical corrections. They are hopeful in England. There are about 400 wounded in the big Examination Schools. Surprised by the trifling character of the bullet wounds. Expects to get his Billings Biography before long. Civilities.


Date: 
October 2, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler asks for the Library a photograph of the indenture for his uncle, Edward Osler, to a surgeon. Greetings to the Surgeon General. Civilities.


Date: 
October 5, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler asks Garrison to let him know if he finds copies of the Congressional Reports dealing with the anaesthesia question.


Date: 
October 21, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that Garrison got Billing's Life finished. Predicts a great success with the book. Will send his letter to Miss Acland. Compliments on his extract from Emerson about England. He will send it to a paper. Glad that he is doing a sketch of Gaskell. Reports good accounts of his History. Will send him a list of typographical or chronological errata. He will suggest at the Council Meeting of the Historical Section, having a series of bibliographical demonstrations and talks illustrating the evolution of naval and military hygiene. Good comments on the biography of Baron Larrey. Details about the wounded at the hospital. They have 14 Belgian professors in Oxford with the families. Details on their financial situation and the size of their families. Grace has roused her American friends and has a good bank account for them. The Rockefeller Foundation has made an offer for the Louvain science men. Details on the climate in England. Reminds him not to forget about his anaesthesia wants.


Date: 
November 4, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Garrison for his note. Will suggest that the officials at the Surgeon General's Library give the most complete list possible. Comments on Garrison's letter which he found interesting.

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