In the letter, Osler tells Jacobs that he has heard from philanthropist Henry Phipps regarding the anti-tuberculosis work
being done in Baltimore. Phipps told him, "The more I see of the men at the Hopkins, the more I feel that they have got
the right way of doing things." Phipps had given generous support to Lawrence Flick's pioneering TB work in Philadelphia,
and in 1903 gave Johns Hopkins $20,000 to create a special tuberculosis dispensary. This allowed an expansion of the work
that Osler had started in 1898 when he set up a program for the special study of TB.
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1908-06-06 (June 6, 1908)
[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
13, Norham Gardens,
June 6th. 1909.
Many thanks for the Brussels edition of Linacre, when it comes. I have never seen it. I never saw Auvert's Atlas. It might
be valuable for the library. Henri Foucault, 4 bis Rue du Cherche-Midi, Paris, has a splendid lot of old books. I have not
had time yet to look over his catalogue carefully, but it looks exceedingly rich. I would like the French life of Walt Whitman
very much. I think I told you of Bliss Perry's which is by far the best I have read.
In the last letter I had from Mr. Phipps he spoke most enthusiastically about the work in Baltimore and he added very significantly:
"the more I see of the men at the Hopkins the more I feel that they have got the right way of doing things." He is
not coming over this year until late, as he has not taken the place in Scotland. We have had wonderful weather here and the
place is swarming with people.