Showing posts with label anatomical model. Show all posts
Showing posts with label anatomical model. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Letter of the Day: September 21

Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 6995




Department of Natural Science,


Telephone Call, 6314 18th


New York, Sept. 21, 1903.


Col. C.L. Heizmann,

Col. Asst. Surgeon General,

U.S. Army Medical Museum and Library,

7th and B Sts. SW.,

Washington, D.C.


Dear Sir:-


Complying with your request of Sept. 18th, and referring to our letter of Sept. 19th, we take pleasure in handing you enclosed a list of the 48 models of the diseases of the human teeth, also a special list of 15 models of abnormities and diseased conditions of the human skin.


The models are greatly enlarged, but we are sorry to say that we cannot give you the exact size, as we do not carry the same in New York stock.


We shall be pleased to be favored with your order, and remain,


Very respectfully yours,



Dept. of Nat. Science.


Dict. Dr. L.




Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Letter of the Day: September 14

Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 6989


Surgeon General’s Office,

U.S. Army Medical Museum and Library,

Corner 7th and B Streets SW.,

Washington, September 14, 1903.


To the Surgeon General, U.S. Army.




I have the honor to request authority to purchase for deposit in the Army Medical Museum:


1 head of viper greatly enlarged showing the fangs, poison glands and muscles, and demonstrating the mechanism of this apparatus. Cost ……..$24.00 to be paid for from the Museum appropriation.


Very respectfully,


C.L. Heizmann

Col. Asst. Surgeon General, U.S. A.

In charge of Museum & Library Division.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Letter of the Day: July 3 (1 of 2) - French model maker

x x x x x
Dr. C. Lailles has the special charge of the Museum of the St. Louis Hospital – he has introduced me to Mr. Barella (sic, actually Baretta) – who makes the best anatomical models known. Most of his time is taken by the said Museum. Still he could make about 20 models a year for you. He has no price catalogue. He is to write out a list but when will that be done. Some of his models are in Philadelphia.

x x x x x

Letter by Mr. L. Bossange, Paris,
July 3, 1885

Friend Meyers,

In order that this matter may not be lost sight of-, and as the question may come up again, I send you the extract enclosed.

Yours etc.
F.W. Stone
July 16 / 85

Friday, April 23, 2010

Letter of the day, April 23

This refers to a “cast of precocious development of the genitals of a boy aged 4 years” and I can't imagine any 4-year-old boy sitting still for that.

Dr. Ashford,

Office 1330 New York Avenue,
Residence 507 E St. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
April 23 1872

My Dear Dr

Please accept my sincere thanks!

I send with the Bandage &c. a plaster cast taken by Dr. Thos. Miller and Dr R.K. Stone of the genital organs in a child 4 years old.

Yours truly,
FA Ashford

Dr Otis-
Army Med. Mus.

1056 Sec IV [Anatomical Section]

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Letter of the Day: February 13

111 Bruce Ave
Yonkers N.Y. Feb. 13th 1904

Surgeon General R.M. O’Reilly, U.S. Army
War Department, Washington D.C.

Dear General:

During the last thirty years I have made a collection of anatomical and pathological material consisting mostly of wax models in colors illustrating deformities of the nose, mouth, throat and chest. These have been made from casts taken from the subjects before and after operation.

The above collection I am considering presenting to the Army Medical Museum in case the museum would be pleased to receive the same.

Some months ago I was contemplating a visit to the museum when I hoped to have the pleasure of meeting you. Owing to illness my condition will not allow of it I will enclose a note of introduction from my friend Dr. J.S. Billings.

I will appreciate it if you will kindly advise me regarding the reception of the collection and the facilities you have for exhibiting the same. I will be pleased to give you detail information of the collection should you desire it.

Awaiting your reply, I am
Very respectfully yours

D.H. Goodwillie M.D.

per R

Dictated by Dr. Goodwillie

[A five-page list of models was in the file with the letter.]