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Howard, Robert Palmer, 1823-1889
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Robert Palmer Howard Fonds

  • CA OSLER P137
  • Collection
  • [184-?]-1931

Fonds contains diplomas, certificates from medical associations, and photographs relating to Robert Palmer Howard and Alan Campbell Palmer Howard.

Howard, Robert Palmer, 1823-1889

Letter from Robert Palmer Howard, April 1, 1871

Letter from Robert Palmer Howard, 9, Beaver Hall Hill, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Letter of introduction for Osler. Osler acted as Howard's dresser and clinical clerk for three months at the Montreal General Hospital.

Howard, Robert Palmer, 1823-1889

Letter from Robert Palmer Howard, April 1, 1872

Letter from Robert Palmer Howard, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Letter of introduction for Osler. Howard writes of Osler's eighteen months as a student at the Montreal General Hospital, where he studied morbid anatomy and performed post-mortem examinations.

Howard, Robert Palmer, 1823-1889

Letter to William Osler, October 25, 1872

Letter to William Osler from Robert Palmer Howard, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Howard writes of Osler's intention to become an Oculist. Mr. Morgan, resident Surgeon at Moorfields, and formerly in charge of the eye-wards at Netley, wrote to Howard informing him that he would like to come to Montreal as an Oculist. If this were to happen it would seriously jeopardize Osler's hopes of making eye dissection his specialty.

Howard, Robert Palmer, 1823-1889

Letter to William Osler, October 6, 1972

Letter to William Osler from Robert Palmer Howard, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Howard knows that Osler would have preferred to teach Practical Physiology than Botany. He hopes Osler understands that the offer of the Chair of Botany was made by McGill in an attempt to develop a connection between Osler and the University. McGill is so poor and needy that it could not fund a lectureship in Practical Physiology at present. He advises Osler to concentrate on general practice and to obtain a degree from the F.R.C.S. in Edinburgh.

Howard, Robert Palmer, 1823-1889

Letter to William Osler, July 6, 1874

Letter to William Osler from Robert Palmer Howard, 47, Union Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Howard writes to offer Osler a lectureship in Practical Physiology at McGill. The fees from his students would be sufficient to cover all expenses. He advises Osler to come to Montreal immediately to begin working on his lectures. Published in Cushing, vol. I, pp. 120-121.

Howard, Robert Palmer, 1823-1889

Letter to William Osler, August 24, 1885

Letter to William Osler from Robert Palmer Howard, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Typescript version of CUS417/81.33. Includes manuscript notes.

Howard, Robert Palmer, 1823-1889

Letter to William Osler, August 24, 1885(?)

Letter to William Osler from Robert Palmer Howard, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Howard responds to Osler's request for information on the official Acts regulating the practice of medicine in the Canadian provinces. Arrangements for Osler's lecture in Montreal. Published in Cushing, vol. I, pp. 257-8.

Howard, Robert Palmer, 1823-1889