Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Letter of the Day: November 16

Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 1801


November 16, 1890


Major A.A. DeLoffre,

Surgeon, U.S. Army,

Fort Logan, Colorado.


Dear Doctor:


In reply to your favor of November 12th, I send by today’s mail a slide of the malarial parasite, tertian variety. I am afraid that this will not assist Dr. Johnson in diagnosing your cases of fever. It so happens that we have not at present any slides of the aestivo-autumnal organism, as I have been unable to procure any material of this kind during the present fall.


Regretting that I cannot send you slides of all the varieties of parasites, I am,


Very truly yours,


Walter Reed

Surgeon, U.S. Army,


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