Letter from Charles R. Drew to Lenore (Robbins) Drew
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1941-03-17 (March 17, 1941)
[Drew, Charles R.]
[Drew, Lenore (Robbins)]
Original Repository: Howard University. Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. Charles R. Drew Papers
Reproduced with permission of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center.
Becoming "the Father of the Blood Bank," 1938-1941
Monday March 17, 1941
Friday was a trying day. The morning exams went well, - in the afternoon I began to falter. My nose began to run, my eyes
ran and my brain slowed up. I don't know how the final results will be. I think I probably sneaked by.
Saturday was a tough day. Sunday I was out cold. Today I feel a little better. At least one thing of worth came out of the
last 10 days driving - I lost ten pounds.
I was sorry not to have been in perfect shape for the exam because I really wanted to lay it on. I took so many aspirin and
sulphanilamid [sic] tablets trying to break up the cold and sniffed so much benzedrine my head was like a boiler factory and
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and my mouth and nose so dry that breathing was difficult. I feel better today but think that I will turn in early again tonight.
(Saturday night and Sunday I slept 17 hours)
I was glad to see Bebe so bright and hear that her troubles are diminishing. I think that you should get a new pair of elastic
stockings at once or your legs will be ruined forever.
Just a couple more weeks and we will really give married life a trial.
P.S. Enclosed 20 bucks. Haven't had a chance to get check cashed.