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Letters sent to Howard, Campbell Palmer


Date: 
September 16, 1897
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler wishes Howard good like in his medical work. He hopes he can serve as a mentor to Howard, as Howard's father had done for Osler. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
June 11, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler sends words of congratulations. He plans to set sail for Europe on the Saint Paul the following week.


Date: 
August 21, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler is delighted that Howard will serve at the Montreal General Hospital. He writes that he may be able to arrange to have Howard work at the Johns Hopkins as a senior resident in the following year. Osler advises Howard to pay special attention to pathology and to enlist McCrae as a coach on the subject.


Date: 
September 27, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler is very glad to hear that Howard is enjoying his work at the Montreal General Hospital. He has written to McCrae to keep on eye on Howard. Osler believes that Howard would greatly benefit from a year of work at the Johns Hopkins.


Date: 
July 13, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler leaves for Montreal in the evening. He writes that it has been a pleasure to have Howard at the Johns Hopkins. He advises Howard to seek work in Montreal.


Date: 
March 23, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler requests that Howard check the section on the stomach in his 6th edition textbook.


Date: 
May 8, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler asks Howard for some photographs of abdominal tumours and abdominal distension. He also wants to analyze the gynaecological and surgical sides.


Date: 
June 2, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler gives news of their new house. He has confidence in their ability to adapt to their new environment. He asks Howard for some figures of the abdominal tumours, because he is preparing a lecture on the subject and he has an article for the Keen's New System of Surgery. He would like him to check at Buch's and Bloodgood's (two cases of sarcoma of the abdomen)


Date: 
July 14, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Howard on his election to the Montreal General Hospital. News from the examinations in Oxford. Gibson and Schorstein are the examiners in Medicine. Positive comments of the portrait that Sargent made of the Staff. Osler asks Howard to send the Tenany paper to the American Journal. News from the family.


Date: 
July 22, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler asks Howard for a photograph of a patient, William Smith, who has a case of aneurysm of the abdominal aorta. Comments about the weather and news of Marjorie Howard.


Date: 
August 3, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Howard for some photographs. and asks him about his plans. Osler will be in Baltimore in January and is asking Howard to come back to Europe with him. He suggests he works with Mueller in Munich for a few months. Urges him to write an article on the question of dilated stomach. Osler would like to have a photo of Smith, an aneurysm case.


Date: 
August 13, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Howard for the photographs. Comments about Ridge's bill which is rather steep. He would like Howard to ask Dr. Bloodgood about the photographs and notes of two cases of abdominal tumours in cryptorchids to complete their work. News of Marjorie, Miss Nichols and Revere who expects to catch trout in Beauly.


Date: 
August 24, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Howard for the Smith's photo (CUS417/103.16). Osler will write to B. about Howard's leave at the end of January. Question on the successor of Knebl at Tubingh. News of their trip in Scotland. They will visit Jared (Howard). Mention of a coolness between Marjorie and Jared. Osler would like to have a photograph of a big bladder operated by Dr. Boggs. Congratulations for the tetany paper and encouragement to do another one on the dilatation of the stomach. Request for pictures of abdominal tumours.


Date: 
September 18, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Howard for the cryptorchid abdominal tumours (photos). He would like to have any report on them if they can be found. If so, Howard will dictate a brief memorandum to Miss Reese. Report on their pleasant visit to Jared at Colonsay. News from their children, Marjorie and Bill. Osler asks Howard to keep an eye on cases of abdominal tumours.


Date: 
October 29, 1905
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Marjorie is with the Oslers.Lady Osler relates the service that she just attended in the Cathedral. She mentions that William Osler was in a surplice and has his own stall. They are looking forward to showing him Oxford. Revere has an English accent. Civilities. Attached, a word from William Osler saying that he had to wear a surplice at the Chapel. Humorous comment about the Prof. of Divinity who is a dry stick.


Date: 
December 13, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Howard for the report on tumours. He asks him to thank Bloodgood for his search.


Date: 
April 3, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler asks for an account of Howard. He announces his visit with Gibson on the 22th. He wants to see Aschoff's heart preparations. Asking him to secure two single rooms at the Four Seasons for them. Can he procure him a small manual of anatomy in German. Civilities.


Date: 
April 19, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler gives Howard information on the time of their arrival to Munich. He invites Howard to dine with them. Civilities.


Date: 
May 21, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler asks Howard for news of his work. He requests for one of the Manchester teachers, for published plates suitable for instruction in clinical diagnosis, similar to the ones in Sahli's work. He thinks he saw some in Mueller's clinic. News of Revere and family.


Date: 
June 12, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler writes that Brockband wrote about the plates. Marjorie is with them and looks well. He saw them last week and they are expecting Howard for the shooting. Bill (William Francis) and Osler are supposed to sail on the 4th of August. Revere has had the German measles. Civilities to Muller and his wife.


Date: 
June 29, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler jokes about the Cafe Leopold girls. He mentions that Chatard is in Oxford with his pneumonia material and want to get ready for a fasiculus in November. Osler asks Howard if he can work the arthritis cases. News from the house. Marjorie is in London. They will come Bill (William Francis) and Osler are sailing August 4th on the Campania. Greetings to Mueller.


Date: 
July 11, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Miss Humpton will send him the notes of three cases to help write a short paper in connection with the original pneumonocus arthristis.


Date: 
October 25, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler is glad Howard is well settled in Berlin. He will write to Garrett, Mr. and Mrs. Tower and to Kraus. Incites him to work in some Morbid Anatomy. He is writing to the Ewalds to thank them for their kindness. The Harveian Oration went well. He will send him a copy of the Lancet or the British Medical Journal. Love to Marjorie. Civilities.


Date: 
January 31, 1907
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler is not aware of any special arrangement that has been made in Montreal about Muller's lecture. He thinks they expect him and he had written to Peterson and Roddick. He is giving Howard letters to Marie and Raymond , and to Crouzon. Osler recommends Howard go to the St. Louis and see the work of Chantemesse. Civilites.


Date: 
April 17, 1907
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Howard for his cable (referring to the burning at McGill). His only regret is about the books and specimens. He hopes that many of them have been saved. He thinks that the burning would turn out to be a good thing; the old building was a compromise. Civilities. Osler asks Howard to thank Marjorie for her letter.


Date: 
June 21, 1907
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to have good news from Howard. Martin, Lafleur, and Futcher had visited them. He wishes that he could be there for the festivities. He sent Marjorie a program. Deplores the death of Dreschfeld who was interested in Howard's paper. Osler mentions the first meeting of the Royal Medical Society. He advises Howard to keep his mind on the teaching and the work and to not worry about the practice. That will happen in a few years. Civilities.


Date: 
October 7, 1907
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler will send the Gold Headed Cane to Muller. He gives news of their holiday at Bude and of Revere's activities. There is quietness in Oxford because of the inter-term state. Sends no. 1 of the new journal which Garrod, Rolleston, and company are editing. Mention of Gibson working here. Thanks for looking after Bill who seems to have had a knock-out. Amy Gwyn is leaving on the 19th. They will miss her. Civilities.


Date: 
January 17, 1908
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler compliments Howard on his paper in the Journal of Medical Research. It will increase Howard's rising stock in the medical market. Mention of a case of polycythemia and cyanosis, on which a clinical lecture will appear in the Lancet. It seems to be a primary bone marrow affair. News of their Christmas. Revere has skate for the first time. Hope that things are going smoothly at the college. Thinks that it will take time before things can be straightened out. Civilities.


Date: 
January 13, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler sends Howard a copy of the Medico-Nautical Studies of the North American Medical Society (Joke). Glad that the Montreal General Hospital is going on with him. Asks him to keep W.W. Francis at work if possible. Mentions Marjorie. Asks him to look after Harry Wright. Marion has been with them for Christmas. News of Revere. Civilities. P.S. News of Jared.


Date: 
April 25, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler will send Howard the Angina reprints at once. Mrs. Osler is back from a sad visit to Chapin. Osler offers details on Chapin's case. Marjorie is well. Osler writes encouraging ntoes on Howard's teaching. They will sail 27th of July on the Empress of Britain and will go to Murray Bay. He suggests that Revere could go with Howard and Frank Ross to a camp. Osler wonders about what is best for W. W. Francis: should he stay in Montreal or go into Institution life where he would have fixed duties? Osler sends Howard new books: "Aschoff Pathology", and a book on tuberculosis in children by Hanburger. Civilities.

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