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Letters sent to Hurd, Henry Mills


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Arrangements for a meeting with Archer.


Date: 
January 9, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler would like to arrange a meeting about the Bulletin. He believes there should be an Editorial Board composed of Mall, Abel, Howell and Smith, which could take some of the pressure off of Hurd.


Date: 
July 20, 1900
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler provides details of his summer holiday in England. He has been busy adding to his collection of Sir Thomas Browne publications. He writes of Sir Peter Eade, Flexner, and Nuttall. Halsted will be one of four others (Keen, Weir, and Warren) to receive an honorary F.R.C.S. at the centenary the following week. He has seen Cushing, Jacobs, and McCrae in London. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
January 9, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler writes about Dr. Ives, the son of a prominent New York man Mr. Brayton Ives and a good friend of Kinnicutt's, who is struggling with a morphine habit. Kinnicutt and others would like to send Ives to the Johns Hopkins, hoping the hospital will be a good influence on him. Osler does not believe that the hospital is equipped to deal with such a case, but he is willing to take Ives on as an act of courtesy. Osler asks Hurd if there could be a room made available for Ives on the following day.


Date: 
January 25, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler agrees that a postgraduate lecture in the evening is a good idea. He would be glad to give one of the lectures and offers to give an illustrated lecture on Sir Thomas Browne.


Date: 
June 7, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler cannot attend the Board meeting, as he is traveling to Saratoga with McCrae and Futcher for the meeting of the Association of Medical Libraries. Cole and Emerson will look after the Post-Graduates while he is away and Thayer will attend to the private patients. Osler has arranged for Miss. Noyes and Miss Blogg to meet in New York.


Date: 
June 21, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler is distressed to hear of the death of Wyatt Johnston. He writes of his summer travel plans, matters concerning the Medical School, and of Locke, a visiting student from the University of Toronto. Osler would like to honour Cordell by starting a fund in his name and holding a reception.


Date: 
January 8, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Arrangements for medical lectures for the post-graduate students to be given by Brown, Futcher and others.


Date: 
January 14, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler requests a clerical assistant to help keep up the hospital histories.


Date: 
February 11, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler would like Hurd to cancel Dr. Rose's upcoming demonstration; Osler does not approve of the topic.


Date: 
June 1, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler discusses the possible uses for a donation made to the Johns Hopkins by Mr. Phipps.


Date: 
May 17, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler would like to compile papers by Cole, Thayer, and Briggs for Series IV of Typhoid Studies.


Date: 
December 17, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler writes of matters relating to the Johns Hopkins Medical School.


Date: 
December 23, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler writes of a paper by Walker on renal Tuberculosis, which Osler presented at the Laennec Society.


Date: 
January 6, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler inquires about an invitation from the Trustees of the Hospital.


Date: 
January 7, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler would like to bring information on the system used in the out-patient department of the Massachusetts General for arranging the histories and making diagnoses. He will bring the matter to the next Board Meeting.


Date: 
September 22, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler sends a tribute to add to the obituary notice of Jack Heweston for the Bulletin. He is sorry not to have seen Hurd; he could not go to Boar Harbor. He mentions that his right kidney is not suffering for now. Civilities.


Date: 
November 13, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Hurds for sending on Gildersleeve's letter.He is sorry that Mrs. Hurd has been ill. Lady Osler has probably seen them. Osler does not remember having seen a copy of Billings and Weir Mitchell's "Suggestions to Hospital Visitor's." He asks Hurd to give him a copy. He mentions his work on the new edition of his textbook. Osler will lecture at Yale next Autumn on the "Evolution of Modern Medicine." He will see them all in Baltimore then. Civilities.


Date: 
February 28, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler asks Hurd for some missing numbers of the Bulletin. Civilities. He mentions his work at the revision of his textbook with McCrae.


Date: 
March 30, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Hurd for sending the numbers of the Bulletin. Kind comments on this periodical. He is glad that Smith is getting on well, and the he with Norton seem to work together. News of Revere's pneumonia. He mentions his work at the revision of his textbook with McCrae. Civilities.


Date: 
January 20, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry about Brady's death. Glad that he had a peaceful ending, same thing for Mitchell. Mentions that he received a long Christmas letter from the latter. Civilities.


Date: 
August 10, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler informs Hurd that to his great sorrow he will not leave England because of the war. Grace and Revere sailed ten days ago. Explains the plan to utilize the University and College buildings for the hospital work. Details on the progress of the conversion of their installation to receive patients. He is trying to get in touch with Welch. Fears that he must be stranded on the Continent. Miss Nutting too is there. Civilities.


Date: 
November 23, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Blumer has the other parts of Brigham's diary, so Osler will send on the two volumes. Osler asks Hurd whether they should go to Utica or to the Library of Hartford. Discussion about it. Would be glad to see the addresses. Mentions that things here progress satisfactorily, excepting the tragedy of the long list of killed every day. Comments about the quick reaction of England in getting into war. Comments about the cases they have in Oxford. Civilities.


Date: 
January 25, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler agrees with Hurd's suggestion to put it in the charge of some person who would make a study of contents. It will be most useful for Gilchrist and Young, as it is the best syphilitic iconography ever collected. Mentions that there is an extraordinary development of the military hospitals in England. They are increasing the numbers of beds at the Radcliffe. They are preparing for an enormous number of wounded. They hope to have an army of more than a million in France. Mentions his visit at the American Women's Hospital at Paignton last week where he met two nice Johns Hopkins men. Eastman has devised an admirable system of records, which he would like to be published in the Lancet. Explains that they have induced the War Office to appoint a committee to look after the records. Civilities.


Date: 
(December 26, 1915 ?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Best wishes for 1916. Delighted with Kelly's gift to the Library. Wishes that the Library could get a proper building. Mentions the fire in their dining-room. His library grows rapidly and he is getting it properly classified. His brother Edmund Boyd Osler gave him 6000$ for it. He is working at a catalogue on unique lines. A man from Bodley is helping him every afternoon. Revere is waiting to join a field ambulance. Details about the McGill Unit. Civilities.


Date: 
May 12, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler offers Hurd congratulations on volume 1. Mentions his interest in Galt, who wrote the first American Text-book on Medicine. Glad to see the name of his friend Workman, of whom he hopes Burgess will give a good account. Glad that he has touched the weak spot in Quebec. Curious that they should be so stupid as to retain the old system (of Medicine). They are well and busy. Mentions that the wound of shrapnel and bullets do better than the medical shocks and wrecks. The strain is terrible on the young fellows. Revere has joined the R.F.A. Thinks that his son has enough mechanical aptitude for it. Words about his son's interest in literature and books. Discussion about the war. No one in England wants peace unless at their terms. Things look more hopeful but a democracy is a blundering Cyclops at war. Love to Welch, Halsted and Kelly. Mentions Billy Sunday.


Date: 
February 6, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Mentions that the action of the USA absorbs all attention here. Thinks that a little tightening of the English waist-band will do no one any harm. Should like to see the plans of the Hurd Library. Should like to have been able to leave his collection to the School (Johns Hopkins), but it seems more appropriate to give it to McGill, where it is much needed. Mentions that he has part of the medical work and medical teaching written and will get the rest finished before long. Agrees that chapters written by heads of the departments will be of special interest. News of Revere who is back on rest billets. They may hope for a decision one way or the other before the end of the 3rd year, but Germany is not beaten yet. Comments on the Germans. Civilities.


Date: 
August 30, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Hurd and thanks him for the Welch Bibliography. Will write to Birkett. They have been delighted with visits from members of several units, but the Hopkins men went through without stopping. Boggs and Cushing told them that all is well. Mentions their anxiety for Revere who is near Ypres. The latter hopes to get leave when the fight slackens a bit. Thomas McCrae is in charge of Medicine at the Orpington Hospital and does a good job. Futcher will join him shortly. Civilities.


Date: 
January 11, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Hurd for his letter. Will get on with the story of the Medical Clinic. Deplores Mall's death and Janeway's death. Would like to see the plans of the library. Mentions his interest in the question of Library training. It needs developing in England. Request for any preliminary programme of the School of Preventive Medicine. Explains that they are starting a National School of Medicine in Wales at Cardiff and that a Lady has made a donation to endow a Chair of Preventive Medicine. One of the conditions is that Osler names the Committee to appoint the Professor. Interested in his saying about the Corner portrait. Would be glad to have it on the walls of the Hospital.


Date: 
August 24, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler mentions the wedding of Phoebe Wright and Reginald Fitz. Thrilled by the American invasion of England. He visited the American Hospitals. Elting has been transferred to the Roosevelt unit in France. Washburn has talking of Hurd and of his work. There are ten American Orthopaedic students in Oxford, among them Robert Johnson. Kind comments on the latter. Details on the treatment at one of the new neurological hospitals. Asks him if he has seen the cinema films which he had sent out from the National Research Committee, taken by Hurst. Mentions his library and his catalogue. Morton sent him an interesting set of his father's Ether papers. He has presented the duplicates to the Royal Society of Medicine with a note on the subject which he has sent to the Annals of Medical History. Thinks it will not please their brothers in the South and the Longites. Mentions Boggs and Strong who visited them. Osler lectured in Cambridge on the Evolution of Scientific Medicine in USA. News from Albutt. Mentions his visit to the Heart Hospital at Colchester. He has got the History of the Medical Clinic partly written.

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