Some now-amusing counterpoints in a donation. The bold notes indicate the disposition of the specimen – Dr. W is presumably Dr. Woodward, who was in charge of the medical (ie disease) section.
Fort Duncan, Texas
March 11th, 1875
Surgeon General, U.S. Army
I have the honor to inform you that I have this day turned over for transportation to the A.A.Q.M. of this Post the following specimens.
6534 Surg Sec. The hand and wrist joint of Clayton Mathews. Amputation previously reported.
Dr. W. The heart of ______ Trenchard, citizen, who died under my observation of double pneumonia.
Dr. W. A kidney from bullock (furnished for beef,) with kidney concretions.
I am Sir
Your Obdt Servant
Surgeon U.S. Army