Letter from William Osler to J. George Adami [Transcript]
Osler writes that he knows nothing of Rutherford and that the association between Leyden and Edinburgh has always been close.
He plans to travel to Holland over the summer to explore old book shops and to visit Leyden. He writes that Linacre's
works are excessively rare, especially in England. He mentions that he will look after Haszard when he comes [to Baltimore?].
[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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1901-01-11 (January 11, 1901)
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
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Osler, Medical History, and Medical Libraries
From W. O. to J. George Adami, 1901.
1, West Franklin St., Baltimore.
January 11, 1901.
I know nothing of Rutherford. The Association between Edinburg and Leyden was always very close. You may remember that one
of the Pitcairns had been a professor at the University of Leyden, and Boerhaave had been his student. I want to spend a couple
of weeks in Holland this summer if possible, exploring the old book shops, and I hope to go to Leyden and look up some of
its old medical treasures.
Linacre's works are excessively rare, at least in England. In France some of the Latin grammars should be reasonably common,
as there are many additions of the Rudimenta Grammitices issued in Paris. I have looked in vain for his translations of Galen.
I shall be very glad indeed to look after Haszard when he comes.
I was preparing a paper on 'The Edinburg Tradition' in Montreal.