Osler reports on his experience in Germany. He has written Bastian encouraging him to come visit. He hopes McGill will arrange
for himself and for Mills to live at the College. He envies the high salaries earned by German doctors. Arrangements for
the upcoming meeting of the Canadian Medical Association in Montreal.
[Description courtesy of McGill University.]
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. Many of the original documents
were returned to the owners. The originals that were retained, together with 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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Philadelphia Years: The University of Pennsylvania, 1884-1889
Wednesday 10th [June 10, 1884]
Journal of May and your letter came on Monday -- Glad to have them April No. [of journal] never turned up. Have written to
Bastian. Hope he will come but he wrote to me saying that he could not. Shall be most happy to play distinguished stranger
at 49 Union Ave [Ross's address in Montreal]. Came here last week -- very glad. Wish I had done so at first as everything
is most angenehm in Cohnheim's Laboratory. Weigert is in charge, C. being ill with gouty nephritis. I go there at 8 AM,
work until 10:30 at Bacteria, then go to Leuckart's laboratory
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until 1 PM when I dine and return to Weigert or go to Zurn's assistant at the Veterinary School. Wagner's Med. Clinic
here is good. I have not yet been to Flechsig. The buildings here are very convenient. I am living opposite the Zoologisches
Institut -- very comfortable pension -- much more so than the Berlin one and at 2/3s the cost. Lord! Don't I wish I could
live all the year round for 120 marks a month (beer included). Were it not for my books &c. it would be a great economy
to live abroad all the year. I have asked Howard to get the little inner room rigged up for the Koch apparatus which we ought
to have so that we could have some cultures under weight [sic] when the
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Association is there. I shall try to bring out some cultures wh. will do for stock -- The only trouble is that the heat may
destroy them. I do hope the Faculty will be able to arrange for Mills and myself to live at the College. How I envy some of
these men! Leuckart has about $4,000 a year, with a splendid set of apartments on the 3rd floor of the Institute. It seems
comisch at first to see the upper flats devoted to the families of the professors and assistants but it saves time and money.
Perhaps next summer the Governors might put a double mansard on and give me the upper one. What a deuce of a rumpus Lachappelle[?]
has stirred up! Those papers looked bad. Glad to hear from Dick MacDonnell that a telephone has been put in the College. Have
a letter half ready -- will be out by 1st and a Leipzig one
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will do for August. Hope the Surg. Congress one and Koch Dinner are both in this No. If the latter came too late don't
put it in the July No. as it will be very stale. Glad to hear of the preparation for the C.M.A. Lawson Tait will give an address
on abd. Surg. and I have asked Sanderson (with Mullin's consent) to give one on Medicine. I have had no word from him
yet tho [sic] it is some weeks since I wrote. Shall write again. I leave here July 12th. B[an]k of Montreal or 25 Russell
Sq. will find me in London. Let me know if I can bring out anything. I shall send out a couple of trunks from here. This writing
is awful but the pen is worse.