Wednesday, May 18, 2011
United States National Museum
Under the Direction of
The Smithsonian Institution
Washington, May 18, 1883.
Surgeon General Charles H. Crane:
At the request of Dr. Henry G. Yarrow, Honorary Curator, Department of Reptiles, I have the pleasure to present herewith to the Army Medical Museum a specimen of a blowing viper, Heterodon platyrhinus [Heterodon platirhinos], having certain morbid growths upon different parts of its body. I enclose a copy of a memorandum sent to Dr. Yarrow by Dr. J.C. McConnell, relative to the nature of the pathological structure.
Your very respectfully,
Director: U.S. Nat'l Museum
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
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.
Col. Asst. Surgeon General, U.S. A.
In charge of Museum & Library Division.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Mch 28, 1875
Curator Army Medical Museum
Would a collection of the snakes of this region be of any value to the Museum? Or of the Flora? If so, please answer & oblige.
Your obt. Servt,
Jos. K. Corson
Asst. Surg. U.S.A.