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The Charles R. Drew Papers

Letter from Charles R. Drew to John Scudder pdf (587,136 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Charles R. Drew to John Scudder
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1944-04-15 (April 15, 1944)
[Drew, Charles R.]
Scudder, John
Presbyterian Hospital in the City of New York. Sloane Hospital for Women
Original Repository: Howard University. Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. Charles R. Drew Papers
Reproduced with permission of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center.
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"My Chief Interest Was and Is Surgery"--Howard University, 1941-1950
Metadata Record Letter from John Scudder to Charles R. Drew (March 30, 1944) pdf (45,186 Bytes) transcript of pdf
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April 15, 1944
Dear John,
Thanks for your letter concerning the Spingarn Medal.
Not having been associated with anything that even closely pertains to blood or plasma since 1941, I was a little surprised. Maybe the fellows had a hard time finding anybody who had done anything last year and since the whole Negro race feels pretty badly about the Army attitude toward blood donors, I suppose there is some small satisfaction in the thought that at one time I was associated with this particular phase of activities connected to the war effort. There is a great deal of bitterness, not only about this particular phase but about opportunities and treatment of Negro troops as a whole, bitterness which makes me very unhappy for there are no suggestions which I can make which would have any effect in removing or relieving any of the situations which caused this bitterness and are a source of constant humiliation to anyone who would like to serve his country in a time such as this.
I have not yet taken up the matter of the bottle with the Cutter Laboratories. I had planned to before this time as a result of your previous note but there just seems to be so many things to do, I have not been able to get at it. I promise I shall take up this matter the first break I get. Many thanks.
Lenore joins me in best wishes to you, D. V. and your loyal crew.
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