In this letter, Osler enclosed a "joke prospectus" for an edited volume of articles about seasickness (written by
members of the "North Atlantic Medical Society"). He also urged Jacobs to "keep up Jim Frick's interest in
the library." The Frick family lof Baltimore had made a generous gift to expand the library of the Medical and Chirurgical
Faculty of Maryland in 1896, in honor of Dr. Charles Frick. Osler served on the Med-Chi's library committee, hired the
library's first full-time professional librarian, and was active in building its collections, even after he moved to England.
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1910-01-13 (January 13, 1910)
[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
[Joke prospectus for "Medical-Nautical Studies by Members of the North Atlantic Medical Society, edited by Dr. Francis
Verdon of S.S."Campania," Perpetual President"] [ca. January 1910]
From the Regius Professor of Medicine, Oxford.
Jan. 13th, 10.
I do not believe you ever had a copy of this prospectus joke which I got out shortly after our return from that interesting
Keep up Jim Frick's interest in the Library, get him to go over there occasionally. Miss Noyes writes very encouragingly
about the progress of the work.