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Letters dated 1921


Date: 
June 13, 1921
From: 
Shepley, Julia H.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Original envelope with postage. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
July 21, 1921
From: 
Plummer, Stevie(?)
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Plummer writes concerning photographs for Cushing's biography of Osler.


Date: 
July 1, 1921
From: 
Casassa, Catherine M.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Dr. Strong asked Casassa to send Cushing information on Bucnemia and Chichismo (or chichisia). Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
July 7, 1921
From: 
McCrae, Thomas
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

McCrae draws Cushing's attention to the animal parasite, "Sphyranura Osleri," named after Osler. This was written about in the Journal of Morphology, Vol. I, No. I, September 1887.


Date: 
July 12, 1921
From: 
Abbott, Maude E.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Abbot has received an item for the Osler Bulletin from Dr. Murdoch Chisholm entitled "Student Reminiscences."


Date: 
July 14, 1921
From: 
Abbott, Maude E.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Abbott is fairly certain that Osler attended the International Congress of Medicine at Philadelphia in 1876. She suggests that Cushing consult the Canada Medical & Surgical Journal, vol. v and the Boston Medical & Surgical Journal, September 14, 1876 for more information. She hopes that nothing she has done in regards to the Osler Bulletin will cast a shadow between herself and Cushing.


Date: 
July 15, 1921
From: 
Cushing, Harvey
To: 
Shepherd, Francis John
Abstract: 

"For 1881 folder: questions for Dr. Shepherd." Cushing asks for information on the Rivière de Loup, G.W. Stevens of Lac à L'Eau Claire, and Lake Memphremagog.


Date: 
July 15, 1921
From: 
Bowditch, Harold
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Bowditch sends a batch of papers about the row over the 9th Medical Congress in Washington. He provides a list of the men who signed the resolution. [See CUS417/81.24 and CUS417/81.27] Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
July 22, 1921
From: 
Hays, Minis
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Hays does not believe that Osler attended the International Congress of Medicine at Philadelphia in 1876. He suggests that Cushing consult the original registration manuscript kept in the Library of the College of Physicians in Philadelphia.


Date: 
July 22, 1921
From: 
Cushing, Harvey
To: 
Barwick, Ethel Bovell
Abstract: 

Cushing requests information on the Wilby Woolen Mills, James Bovell [Barwick's grandfather], and W.A. Johnson. [For response, see CUS417/76.16]


Date: 
July 28, 1921
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

F.C. Shattuck's thoughts on Osler, from the Boston Medical & Surgical Journal, July 28, 1921, clxxxv, 103. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
August 8, 1921
From: 
Osler, Featherstone Lake
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Featherston Osler explains that William Osler brought their aunt, Miss Mary Anne Pickton, to Canada in 1884. Miss Pickton lived with Osler's parents on Wellesley Street in Toronto until her death in February 1886. William Osler and Miss Pickton were very close; she may have helped fund Osler's studies in Germany. He mentions his aunt Lizzie [Elizabeth Osler], his father's youngest sister.


Date: 
August 10, 1921
From: 
Schäfer, Edward A. Sharpey
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Schäfer writes that Osler stayed with the Howards during the meeting of the [British Medical Association?] in Montreal in 1884. He has dear recollections of Osler during this meeting.


Date: 
August 15, 1921
From: 
Abbott, Maude E.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Mentions a letter regarding Ritchie's response to the request sent from James Carroll to become an organizing member of the International Association of Medical Museum. The response was filled out by Osler. Mentions the value of the letter to her as she is trying to get the Army Medical Museum to help them in establishing an exchange department of the Museums Association there, and she wants to show that it originated with the Curator of the Army Medical Museum.


Date: 
August 27, 1921
From: 
Wadsworth, N.B.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Wadsworth sends a copy of a photo of the Wadsworth Mill at Weston. He did not go to school with Osler, but was living at Weston at the time and often saw him there.


Date: 
August 28, 1921
From: 
Gilman, Elizabeth
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

The daughter of D.C. Gilman, Elizabeth Gilman writes of her family's European vacation 1889-90, at which time her father received an honorary degree from Oxford.


Date: 
August 28, 1921
From: 
Cushing, Harvey
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Cushing asks Mrs. Osler to provide details of her first summer abroad with Osler. Mrs. Osler's response is attached.


Date: 
August 31, 1921
From: 
Cushing, Harvey
To: 
Barker, Lewellys Franklin
Abstract: 

Cushing asks Barker to clarify details of his career and of his work with Osler.


Date: 
September 1, 1921
From: 
Wadsworth, N.B.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Wadsworth provides information on the Wadsworth Mill at Weston.


Date: 
August 22 - September 3, 1921
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Announcement from the University of London, University College, School of Librarianship for a summer vacation school for librarians of rural systems, to be held at the Victoria Institute, Worcester.


Date: 
September 6, 1921
From: 
Baker, Walter R.
To: 
Osler, Edmund Boyd
Abstract: 

Provides information of "Baby on the Track" story, information that had previously been sought by William Osler himself. Osler had apparently seen the woman and baby after the incident and believed their story provided a crucial example for medical jurisprudence.


Date: 
September 15, 1921
From: 
Unidentified
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Provides information on Osler's life.


Date: 
September 19, 1921
From: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Malloch responds to Cushing's request for information on Osler's life in Montreal and the "footing dinner." He quotes Dr. Shepherd's description of the dinners and hopes to get further information from Dr. Roddick.


Date: 
September 21, 1921
From: 
Dock, George
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Dock offers information on Osler's connection to a certain stethoscope. He sees no reason to doubt Edwards' note on the matter. He recommends that Cushing contact Dr. M. Howard Fussell, who became Osler's assistant in Philadelphia. Osler writes of Fussell in the introductory chapters of the first edition of "Modern Medicine."


Date: 
September 23, 1921
From: 
McCrae, Thomas
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

McCrae supplies Cushing with details of Osler's life in the summer of 1902 and 1903.


Date: 
September 27, 1921
From: 
McCrae, Thomas
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

McCrae informs Cushing that Osler never used the type of stethoscope mentioned in Medical News of 1885, as long as he knew him. He believes Osler must have introduced the instrument in Montreal before going to Philadelphia. He invites Cushing to stay with him during the Surgical Meeting in October.


Date: 
September 1, 1921
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"Testimonials," from "The Periodical," Vol. VIII, No. CXII, pp. 93-94, reprinted from "Educational Administration" by Sir Graham Balfour


Date: 
September 1, 1921
From: 
Hamill, Samuel McClintock
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Hamill recalls his days as a student intern under Osler.


Date: 
September 1921(?)
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Lady Osler recounts events in Osler's life in 1889. She writes of Dr. Howard's death.


Date: 
October 1, 1921
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Pamphlet: Research Defence Society, Eighth Year of Issue, October 1921. "The Fight Against Disease."

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