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The William Osler Papers

Title:
Letter from William Osler to Henry Barton Jacobs pdf (458,548 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from William Osler to Henry Barton Jacobs
Description:
In this letter, Osler discusses his summer travels and his progress with his "System of Medicine" volume.
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
4 (458,548 Bytes)
Date:
1907-09-04 (September 4, 1907)
Creator:
Osler, William
Recipient:
[Jacobs, Henry Barton]
Source:
Original Repository: Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives. William Osler Collection
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Exhibit Category:
Sir William: Regius Professor at Oxford, 1905-1919
Unique Identifier:
GFBBWL
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
4th, Sept. 1907
13, Norham Gardens,
Oxford.
Dear Jacobs
I am so sorry to hear that you and Mrs. Jacobs are knocked out by your old enemy. It is too bad but I hope by this time that you are both better. The weather has been so glorious (and I see it has been the same with you) that you should soon shake it off. I am desolated to think that I may miss you. I have promised to go to
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the Congress of Hygiene at Berlin leaving Saturday the 22nd. Nuttall, Wauson and a number of friends are going and I thought it would be a good opportunity to see the new medical side of the place. They say the new Virchow Hospital is wonderful. His Jr has been called to succeed Leyden, a first class appointment. We are having a very good time here. We have had such a busy summer that Mrs. Osler thought she would prefer a few weeks exclusion to Scotland.
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We miss Colinsay and I am sorry not to have ten days with Mr. Phipps but this is a delightful spot, the bathing excellent and the golf links very good. I have had Revere in the hands of the pro and we are now playing nine holes every afternoon. The fishing is good, Isaac says, but the fish do not bite! Tom McCrae's lapse is sad but he's got a good girl & they seem very happy. I am sweating at articles for the system -- the first two volumes look very well. The Oxford Press is issuing the work here and I have to meet McCrae on the outside and
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have called it "A System of Medicine". We must stir up the brethren about the congress next year. I hope Fulton will come over. I could arrange a series of meetings for him and if Maguire did the same in Paris & his Jr in Berlin or Leyden it would stir up interest. Tell Mrs. Jacobs that my chair is a delight. It is a special one with the reading light above my head, and I am keeping late hours in it. I have been getting some treasures lately -- Let us have a line to say that you are better --
Sincerely yours
Wm Osler
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