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Letters sent to Loring, Louisa


Date: 
January 7, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Loring, Louisa
Abstract: 

Osler writes of the practice of hypnotism.


Date: 
August 29, 1916
From: 
Parsons, Louisa
To: 
Loring, Louisa
Abstract: 

Louisa Parsons nounces that she is dying. She is not well enough to go to Oxford to see Osler but would give anything to see him. Feels that if anyone could help her he could. Civilities.


Date: 
September 4, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Loring, Louisa
Abstract: 

Osler mentions that he went to see Miss Louisa Parsons. Details about her case. Made all the arrangements for her transfer to Oxford, and had hoped to send the ambulance today, but Halpin wired that she is much worse and not fit to move. Will pay her another visit. Reassures her on the good care she receives. He has asked Halpin to get a nurse. Thinks that there have been domestic troubles which have upset her very much. Civilities.


Date: 
(ca September 1916)
From: 
Parsons, Louisa
To: 
Loring, Louisa
Abstract: 

(Extract). Louisa Parsons wonders how she can thank Louisa Loring for sending Osler to her. It was like a fairy tale.


Date: 
October 21, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Loring, Louisa
Abstract: 

News from Miss Loring. Details on her case. He told the nurse to spare no trouble or expense. She sends him word everyday. The end cannot be far off. Mentions Revere who went to France joining his battery and who takes his place with the fine fellows who are fighting for the cause of freedom.


Date: 
October 22, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Loring, Louisa
Abstract: 

(Cable). Miss Louisa Parsons is failing. He has seen her today. She is not suffering.


Date: 
November 5, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Loring, Louisa
Abstract: 

(Cable). Miss Louisa Parsons died.


Date: 
November 11, 1916
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Loring, Louisa
Abstract: 

Osler was called away and did not have time to write to Louisa Loring. It has been a great pleasure for them to help Miss Louisa Parsons and herself. Osler went to her funeral. He sent a wreath with a card saying "From the Medical and Nursing Staff of the Johns Hopkins Hospital". Details on the funeral. She will write to Miss Bonner who was a close friend. She heard of Loring from her sister, Susan Chapin. All well with Revere. Civilities.


Date: 
November 23, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Loring, Louisa
Abstract: 

Osler mentions that he had never before seen a military funeral given to a nurse. As clippings are forbidden, he is keeping a paper. Will send a notice to the Johns Hopkins Hospital Nurses Journal. Tribute to Parsons. Does not want to charge her fees for a service rendered to an old friend, but suggests her to send 500$ (the equivalent for the fee for two visits) to his account, he will spend it in war purposes. Civilities. Mentions that he has good news from Revere in the Ancre.