In this letter, Osler comments on V. G. Bloede's scheme for starting a tuberculosis sanitarium in Maryland.
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1905-07-15 (July 15, 1905)
[Jacobs, Henry Barton]
Original Repository: Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives. William Osler Collection
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Sir William: Regius Professor at Oxford, 1905-1919
Letter from William Osler to Henry Barton Jacobs (July 20, 1905)
7, Norham Gardens,
July 15th, 1905
Mr. V.G. Bloede, who gave us, you remember, the money for the nurse at the hospital, called yesterday to have a talk about
a tuberculosis scheme which he has in mind. He is anxious to start, in a small way at Catonsville on a lot of about ten acres,
adjacent to the St. Agnes Hospital, a sanitarium for early cases. I urged him very strongly not to attempt any separate organization,
but, if possible, to join forces with the Towson Hospital. From what he said he thought that the beginning might be made for
about $25,000. As I told him it was not the beginning of the work so much as the continuance of it and the support which was
the difficulty. He is going to communicate with you, and I thought it would be well to let you know.