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Letters sent to MacCallum, William George


Date: 
February 28, 1909
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacCallum, William George
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates MacCallum on his appointment at Columbia. He wonders what Welch will do without him. Good comments on Machiafava, Celli, Bignami, and the Bastianellis. The pathologists are in practice. He has been in Rome for one month and now going to Florence. He is disappointed to miss Lyons and Montpellier because of a sore throat. Civilities.


Date: 
August 15, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacCallum, William George
Abstract: 

Osler mentions that the congratulatory letters (for his title) has not changed him. He had hoped to see MacCallum this summer. Campbell Palmer told him of his visit to him. Osler mentions the engagement of Howard and Ottilie Wright. He explains the relations that she has with them. They are happy about it. He is glad that MacCallum is happy in New York. Civilities.


Date: 
September 8, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacCallum, William George
Abstract: 

Osler offers MacCallum encouragements for his text-book. He has written to Ritchie to find out about the situation in Edinburgh, where he believes they may make a deal, leaving Ritchie at the laboratories of the Royal Colleges. Stewart could be the perfect man for the place. Glad that he had worked up Cardan. Compares him to Benvenuto Cellini. Jack Mitchell in Philadelphia is reading a paper on him at the College of the Physicians, and he borrowed from him the Metapotoscopie. Mention of the visit of Malloch. Said that a little faith healing seems to have helped him immensely. Hopes he will come to the Congress next year to see him. Civilities. P.S. Mentions that he can borrow the Cardan book from Jack Mitchell.


Date: 
January 5, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacCallum, William George
Abstract: 

Osler will order the Fratri from Rome. Anxious to get everything relating to Malpighi. Asks MacCallum if he ever did anything more on the nephritis of some purpura cases. Discussions about them. Civilities.


Date: 
October 23, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacCallum, William George
Abstract: 

Osler comments on the picture (taken at the 25th anniversary of the Johns Hopkins Hospital). Sorry not to be in this historical group. Thanks him for his cable. Mentions that they are all working hard and keeping up their spirits, and hoping for the best. Thinks that there is long road before them. Civilities.


Date: 
January 27, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacCallum, William George
Abstract: 

Osler writes that they cannot help feeling very sad about their old German friends, but understands that they should feel that they are in the right. It would be shocking if they did not. Thinks that there will be an awful gulf between England and Germany for the next two generations. He believes that the atrocities have been shockingly exaggerated, and Klebs tells him they tell the same stories about the English troops. But, there is no question about the Belgian horrors. Mentions the Belgian professors in Oxford. They have got Archibald Malloch a very satisfactory place at the Queen of the Belgians Hospital. Good comments about him. Glad that MacCallum's book is prospering. Mentions his father. Confirms Cobbold's death. Comments on the latter. Did not know that Koellicker had worked at Wurms. Grace has read his letter with interest. The house looks like a junk-shop. The drawing-room is full of clothes for the wives and families of the Belgian professors who sew there. The Canadians have had a hard time at the Salisbury Camp, with mud and rain. Mentions the meningitis outbreak. Ellis of the Rockefeller is doing splendid work with it. Norman Gwyn has been assigned to the Canadian Hospital at Mount Vernon, Hampstead, but may go to the front any day. Revere is in the Officers' Training Corps, but will probably join the McGill Unit. Details on Revere's interest for literature and art. Sends one of his bookplates. Comment about it. At Hegert's request, they postponed the Vesalius celebration. Cushing told him about their success in New York. Mentions the latest books he got. Good comments on the spirit of the country. Civilities.


Date: 
May 16, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacCallum, William George
Abstract: 

Osler heard from inside sources that MacCallum is to be Welch's successor. He deserves it. Comments about it. His father and Malloch will be pleased. Jack would have rejoiced in it. Happy that Revere is back for a ten days leave. Details on the changes in his physical appearance. Civilities.


Date: 
May 17, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacCallum, William George
Abstract: 

Osler mentions his letter of congratulations. Approves of MacCallum taking out his papers. Mentions that Welch and he talked about his nomination last summer. The only doubt was that he had not dug in too deeply in New York. Comments on an O. and Chlorides association. Barcroft and Haldane will be interested. News of Revere who has bought at auction Philemon Hollands 1603, Plutarch's Morals. L.O. sends love and congratulations.


Date: 
March 23, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacCallum, William George
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to have MacCallum's letter that he has sent on to Malloch as they have had a series of remarkable pneumonia cases this winter. The cases look similar. Malloch will send him his sections. News from Thayer. They are busy, and they are trying to keep track of the many friends they have, Canadians and Americans, who are in France or England. Mentions the American in the Orthopaedic department. Erving has just gone back. Good comments on his Father's work. Welch must be pleased to have him back. Thanks for his work of sympathy. Explains that Revere and he were remarkably close to each other.


Date: 
July 17, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacCallum, William George
Abstract: 

Thanks for his contribution to the Anniversary volumes.


Date: 
July 24, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacCallum, William George
Abstract: 

Osler was delighted by the July Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Reminiscences of the past. Mentions the presentation by Allbutt of the anniversary volumes. Thanks for the Pneumonia monograph. Will send him his birthday greeting in the form of a classical association address. Love to his father. Kind comments on Malloch who is here. Kind comments on his textbook. Civilities.