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Letters sent to Gorgas, William C.


Date: 
December 31, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gorgas, William C.
Abstract: 

Osler asks Gorgas to let him know when he will be in London and his address there. Civilities.


Date: 
January 13, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gorgas, William C.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Gorgas and asks him if he can suggest to the President of the Royal Society of Medicine that Gorgas gives a lecture on the Panama work. Offers him, or Darling, to be invited to one of the sections to speak on his South African experience. Civilities.


Date: 
March 14, 1914
From: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
To: 
Gorgas, William C.
Abstract: 

(Marconigram) MacAlister asks Gorgas to send his London address. The lecture and the dinner are announced for the 23rd.


Date: 
March 16, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gorgas, William C.
Abstract: 

Osler hopes he will fall in with the active programme of which MacAlister will send him particulars. Will see Gorgas on Wednesday evening at the Army Mess dinner. Friday and Saturday, Osler will be at the Association of Physicians at Cambridge. The Colonial Secretary, the leading members of the profession, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Bryce, Lord Moulton among others will be at the public dinner on Monday. Civilities. Greetings to Darling and Noble.


Date: 
March 17, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gorgas, William C.
Abstract: 

Osler announces that the University has decreed him honorary degree. He asks Gorgas what day he is coming. Monday or Tuesday would be more convenient.


Date: 
March 17, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gorgas, William C.
Abstract: 

Osler has advised Vice-Chancellor that Tuesday will do. Etiquette details. Mentions that he is asking the Ambassador to come to the Ceremony, and Squier. Civilities. Greetings to Darling and Noble.


Date: 
April 1, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gorgas, William C.
Abstract: 

Osler asks Gorgas to get for this Hospital the report of the American Army Surgeons who were attached to the Russo-Japanese war. The work here goes very well. Mentions that a convoy came in yesterday and he was surprised to find 9 cases of perforated wounds of the chest, not one with fever or pneumothorax. Civilities.


Date: 
January 30, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gorgas, William C.
Abstract: 

Osler informs Gorgas that Mrs. Whitelaw Reid wishes to pay the expenses of 2 or 3 men of the army and the same from the Navy to come over and make a careful study of the British Medical Service methods during the war. Keogh is favourable but says it must be asked for by the US Government. Asks him if it would be useful and if the plan is feasible. Osler thinks that this is an opportunity not be missed. Mentions that he is writing to the President and is asking him to confer with Gorgas and Wood. Asks him to send a reprint of his address. P.S. Enjoins him to keep Mrs. Reid 's name quiet, as she is not a persona grata with the President.


Date: 
March 30, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gorgas, William C.
Abstract: 

They will be disappointed if he is not coming. Osler asks Gorgas the names of the men and the date of their leave. Would like to take them to the War Office to Keogh and help them with all details. Asks him if he has written to Mrs. Whitelaw Reid. Supposes that the Government will pay the expenses. Thanks for the reprints.


Date: 
May 4, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gorgas, William C.
Abstract: 

Page sent on Lansing's cable. Remembers Bradley quite well. Explains that he has asked to be notified of their arrival, and will take them to Keogh. The timing is good, as things should begin to get lively by the early summer. Informs him that there is very little disease among the men in France. The Typhoid has practically disappeared. Shell-shock and odd nervous conditions are the most current cases.


Date: 
March 9, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gorgas, William C.
Abstract: 

Osler sends an advanced proof of Hurst's new Edition, which he feels will be usefull in the U.S. Hospitals.


Date: 
July 22, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gorgas, William C.
Abstract: 

Osler's four day trip to the American Hospitals in the South of England has been a tonic for him. Mentions the many soldiers they see. Mentions an outbreak of Typhoid among 40 men from the same company. The Moon Hill Rest Camp and Hospital is well organized and he took tea with the officers after a lecture by Kipling. He also visited Searbury Park and officiated at the flag-raising for the Albany Unit at Portsmouth. States that everyone is enthusiastic about the fine appearance.