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CUS417/118.118


Fonds Number: 
P417
Abstract: 

Osler defends the Historical Section in saying that they cannot make medical historians in a couple of years. Responding to MacAlister's friend's remarks, he says that in the material presented to the section, there is not what could be called folklore or gossip. Mentions that the country needs real scholars, not dilettante students, including himself. There are already some at work on serious medical research, Thistleton Dyer, for instance, is doing work in Greek botanical terms, he is also making a study for them on Galen and Hippocrates for revision of the medical terms in Liddell and Scott. Informs him that they had formed at the Bodleian a separate department for the study of the history of science and medicine, with five persons working. Details on the work they are doing. Mentions the eventuality of an association with the history section of a group of scholars. Tells him that if his friend wants a job in the historical branches to send him along. Thanks him for the criticism of his friend.

Original: 
Yes
Date: 
November 17, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
Address: 
13, Norham Gardens
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
City: 
Oxford
State: 
Oxfordshire
Country: 
England

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