Showing posts with label tumor. Show all posts
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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Letter of the Day: June 4

Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 07560

Surgeon General's Office
U.S. Army Medical Museum and Library
Corner of 7th and B Streets
Washington, June 4, 1904.

Major W. F. Lippett
Surgeon, U.S. Army, Military Hospital
San Juan, P.R.


Referring to the tumor from the inguinal region forwarded with your letter of May 24th, I have the honor to report that a microscopical examination shows the conditioned present to be one of chronic suppurative inflammation. The glands consist almost entirely of typical granulation tissue, very rich in fibroblasts and showing numerous newly formed bloodvessels [sic]. The inflammatory element is shown by the presence of numerous polymorphonuclear leukocytes and several small healing foci of suppuration. In one place the leukocytes can be seen to be emigrating freely through the wall of a blood vessel. There is no evidence of tuberculosis.

Very respectfully,
James Carroll
1st Lieut. Asst. Surgeon, U.S.A.
Curator, Army medical Museum

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Letter of the Day: April 20

Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 02183

April 20, 1897.

Captain W.C. Gorgas, Asst. Surgeon, U.S.A.
Fort Barrancas, Florida,

My Dear Doctor:

Referring to your letter of April 10, 1897, I beg to say that a microscopic examination of the small piece of tumor sent by you proves it to be epithelioma.

Very sincerely yours,

Walter Reed,
Surgeon, U.S. Army,

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Letter of the Day: April 10

Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 02183

Fort Barrancas Fla.
April 10th 1897.

Major Walter Reed
Surgeon U.S.A.

Dear Doctor,

I forward by todays mail [a] piece of a small warty tumor from tongue of Tucker[?] Clifford. It is situated in center of dorsum of anterior surface of tongue + not not raised above [the] surface. It looks to me suspicious.

Will you be kind enought to examine + give me your opinion.

Very truly yours,
W.C. Gorgas.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Letter of the Day: February 22

18 Clinton St.
Feb 22 1871

General –

One day last week I sent you, by Express, a Tumor weighing 41 ½ pounds. It was taken from the abdomen of a man, after death. I made the post mortem for Dr. Brown of this city who promised to send me a history of the case on the following day. The Dr. called at my office last evening and said that he had been so buys in his practice that he had found no time to write the history but promised to see to it and send it to me this morning.

I have not yet received it, but will without doubt receive it in a day or two, and will then forwarded it to you with post mortem appearances.

This morning Hiram B. Smith, late Private 9th Co. Ohio Sharper Shooters called on me. He was a patient of mine at Armory Squa5e hospital suffering from gunshot fracture of the middle third of left femur. He was wounded Aug 19, 1864on the Weldon Rail Road – admitted at Armory Square Hopt. Aug 28th 1864 – transferred to Detroit, Mich. April 20th, 1865 and discharged from service at that Hospital (Harper) Nov. 11th 1865.
CP 1533
I have had a photograph taken and will send you a copy with a brief history in a few days.

Very respectfully
Your Obedient Servant
Geo. K. Smith
Late AA Surg U.S.A.

To Surgeon Gen. U.S.A.
Washington D.C.

P.S. The address of Hiram B. Smith is Weston Wood Co., Ohio. GKS