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Letter from William Osler to J. George Adami [Transcript] pdf (30,294,504 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from William Osler to J. George Adami [Transcript]
Osler writes of Adami's impressive work on Cirrhosis. He thanks Adami for his words of congratulations regarding his appointment as Fellow of the Royal Society. He is working on a third revision of his text book.
[Description courtesy of McGill University.]
About this transcript: Soon after Osler's death in 1919, Lady Osler asked their good friend Dr. Harvey Cushing to write a biography. For this project, Cushing gathered a wide variety of material, including a substantial amount of Osler correspondence and other memorabilia borrowed from Osler's family, friends, and colleagues. He employed three secretaries to transcribe these documents, and later donated the transcripts (along with his other working materials) to the Osler Library. Because many of the original documents were returned to the owners, the Cushing transcripts constitute the largest and most accessible collection of Osler's correspondence.
Harvey Cushing's "Life of Sir William Osler" was published by Oxford University Press in 1925, and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1926.
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1898-07-01 (July 1, 1898)
Osler, William
Adami, J. George
Transcriber: [Cushing, Harvey]
Original Repository: Osler Library of the History of Medicine, McGill University. Osler Library Archive Collections, P417: Harvey Cushing Fonds
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
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"Father of Modern Medicine": The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1889-1905
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Letters (correspondence)
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Summer 1899.
W. O., to J. George Adami
15 Queen's Park,
Friday. July 1st 1898
Dear Adami:
Yours of the 28th reached me here, where I have been for a week I waited Bar Harbor with Mrs. Osler and Egerton Y. (Jr.). I'm delighted to hear of the cirrhosis work. Do send the material etc. with Stewart. I shall be only too glad to read the paper and show the specimens. Have you notified the secretary of the Med. Section. The discussion on cirrhosis is in it - I think. It will be quite startling - but what a comfort to the thirsty Scotsman!
Thanks for the congratulations upon the F.R.S. It was very unexpected, very much appreciated. I have been in the depths - a revision of my text-book. I have knocked it to pieces. Sins of omission begin to haunt me - as the sections are printed off. I had a note about your interesting lipomata - and forgot it! I shall look out for the paper and specimens by Stewart.
Love to 'Little Mary Cantlie'.
Sincerely yours,
Wm. Osler.
J. G. A. Refers to Edinburg Meeting of B. M. A. where O. read for me a paper on the bacteriology of 'Postal cirrhosis'.
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