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Letters sent to Gates, Frederick T.


Date: 
March 5, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gates, Frederick T.
Abstract: 

Osler writes that North America is still very far behind Germany in the scientific investigations of disease. He believes that the laboratories are imperfectly equipped, that the men in charge have too much teaching to do, that there are not enough assistants, and that there is a shortage of men dedicated to scientific work. He offers to provide Gates with a copy of a summary he wrote on the progress of bacteriological science printed in the New York Sun.


Date: 
April 1, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gates, Frederick T.
Abstract: 

Osler writes a letter of thanks for Rockefeller's donation to the Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Date: 
April 26, 1907
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gates, Frederick T.
Abstract: 

Osler mentions the fires in McGill. Sir William MacDonald will probably restore the Engineering Departments. The Medical faculty had been cruelly hit in the loss of their buildings. Osler asks Gates if he would try to interest Rockefeller to the extent of a couple of hundred thousands dollars. He is giving him his address in Montreal at Shepherd and at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Civilities.


Date: 
May 2, 1907
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gates, Frederick T.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Gates for his letter. He will ask the dean of the Faculty of Medicine to prepare a statement of the research work done at McGill in medicine. Suggests that an endowment of 500 000 $ would help them to carry on this work. They will need all the money available to rebuild a modern fire-proof building. He is sending him some books and volume I of his System of Medicine. Civilities.