20 January 1956
Dr. William H. Feldman
University of Minnesota Graduate School
Dear Doctor Feldman:
Dr. Messimy sent us a photograph of Professor Cornil and also one of the base of a monument to Cornil. He states that the statues which was on the base was destroyed during the war. This monument was near Vichy. We are enclosing copies of these two photographs, if you wish additional copies to add to your report, please let us know.
We also enclose the other photographs which you need for extra copies of the report.
A copy of the letter sent Dr. Delarue is enclosed. I hope the slides reach us safely.
With best regards
Hugh R. Gilmore, Jr.
Colonel, MC, USA
Medical Museum, AFIP
Cc letter to Dr. Delarue
Overall this probably refers to OHA 140 Cornil Sketchbooks - Two volumes of pencil and watercolor sketches of syphilitic lesions and pathological histology by Dr. Victor Cornil (1837-1908), a Paris pathologist who participated in the autopsy of John Paul Jones in 1905. In the 1950s the AFIP obtained some of the materials from the autopsy. The collection also includes a report of this recovery effort. Related material in Historical Collections (acc. #517,588).