Showing posts with label Michigan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Michigan. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Letter of the Day: August 17

Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 875


The Lake House

B. Teufel, Proprietor.

Grass Lake, Mich., Aug. 17 1895


Dr. Jno. S. Billings

Washington, D.C.


Dear Doctor


I have a monstrosity, which would add greatly to your selection and which I claim to differ from any on record, and which I wish to sell.  These are two perfectly form[ed] girl babes connected at Sternum by bony union only. Weith 15#, two (2) heads, four (4) arms – four (4) limbs and every thing usual, except connection. They are nicely preserved, and very handsome.


If you wish a better description I refer you to Dr. Martau (Prof. dis. of women) at Ann  Arbor. Hoping that the Museum is in need of such and trusting that I may hear from you in a few days,


I remain,

Dr Lee, Jr.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Letter of the day, June 27

Fort Mackinac Michigan June 27th 1874.

To the
Curator U.S.A. Medical Museum
Washington D.C.

I have the honor to send a dozen photographs of scenery of Mackinac Island for the museum to complete the series sent Sep't 18th 1873.

Very Respectfully
Your obedient servant
Carlos Carvallo.
Ass't. Surgeon U.S. Army

[OHA 26]

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Letter of the day, June 26 (1 of 2)

Board of Health, Detroit,
Office of the President,
Detroit June 26th 1868

My dear Doctor:
Having been recently elected by the Board of Regents to the chair of "Civil Military Surgery" in the Univ. of Mich at Ann Arbor (in which institution the medical class last winter numbered 418 ----- students I am anxious to be able to fully illustrate the lectures in the department of military surgery and feeling somewhat acquainted with you from your friendly semi official correspondence with me I address you back  that through your influence I may be furnished with such material as photographs reports duplicate specimens &c &c as may serve to illustrate the department of military surgery in the Univ of Mich. The students are from all the states nearly of the Union and from the provinces of Canada & Nova Scotia & New Brunswick and the knowledge imparted and the publicity given would be very considerable.
I enclose a list of the photographs & books & papers already kindly furnished my by the Surg. Genl Office in order to prevent duplicates being sent.

Very Sincerely yrs
Henry F. Lyster M.D.
105 Congress St. East

Bvt Col Geo A. Otis, U.S.A.
Washington D.C.

[OHA 26]