Showing posts with label laboratory medicine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label laboratory medicine. Show all posts

Friday, November 19, 2010

Letter of the Day: November 19

Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 317


November 19, 1894


Dr. Judson Daland

319 S. 18th St.

Philadelphia, Pa.


My Dear Doctor:


Can you give me any information concerning a centrifugal machine which is considered superior to the Litten centrifugal? Dr. Gray has just informed me that you are using a superior machine for urinary and blood analysis, and hence I write to ask you that you will be kind enough to enlighten me on this subject, especially as Surgeon General Sternberg is considering the matter of supplying certain of the larger military posts with the latest and most improved centrifugal apparatus.


Very sincerely yours,


Walter Reed

Major and Surgeon, U.S. Army,

Curator Army Medical Museum.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Letter of the Day: October 6

Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 1736


Fort Crook Neb.

Oct 6th 1896


Major Walter Reed U.S.A.

Washington D.C.


Dear Doctor,


As I am anxious to get the laboratory in the new hospital here in shape for a course in bacteriology this winter, I wish to ask if it would inconvenience you too much to send me cultures of the following bacilli, viz; B. Diphtheria, Typhoid Fever, Coli communis, Tuberculosis, Cholera, Anthrax, Prodigiosus, Glanders, and Finkler-Prior Vibrio.


All of my cultures became extinct in the move from Fort Omaha to this post as no one looked after them when I left to organize this hospital.


Very Sincerely

WB Banister

Capt. + Asst. Surgeon U.S.A.

The Surgeon