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The Clarence Dennis Papers

Letter from Owen H. Wangensteen to Harry P. Ritchie pdf (60,539 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Owen H. Wangensteen to Harry P. Ritchie
NOTE: Includes handwritten notes from Ritchie to Dennis' mother and from Dennis' mother to Clarence.
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1934-03-07 (March 7, 1934)
Wangensteen, Owen H.
University of Minnesota Medical School
Ritchie, Harry P.
Reproduced with permission of Stephen L. Wangensteen.
Exhibit Category:
Early Career and the Development of the Heart-Lung Machine, 1935-1951
Box Number: 1
Folder Number: 37
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Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Physical Condition:
Series: Correspondence, 1934-2000
SubSeries: General Correspondence, 1934-2000
Folder: 1934-1939
March 7, 1934
Dear Doctor Ritchie:
I am very grateful to you for writing me concerning the late Dr. Warren A. Dennis' son. It would indeed be a pleasure to have him here on the service in event that he would be interested in coming.
For the last three years we have had straight interns on surgery, and these men are invited here with the idea in mind that the outstanding man of the group (of seven or eight interns) will be carried on as a Fellow. Anterior to that we had interns who rotated through the hospital services and I felt under no obligation to carry any of them on unless they were outstanding people. If, therefore, Mr. Dennis is interested in coming on, it perhaps would be best for him to come here first as a surgical intern.
At any rate, I want you to know that I am very much interested in him and would be glad of the opportunity of talking it over with you and with him perhaps sometime.
Thank you kindly for bringing the matter to my attention.
With best regards, I am
Sincerely yours,
Owen H. Wangensteen
[Handwritten note #1:]
Dear Mrs. Dennis-
Will you read this letter. It appears to be the same problem as the Johns Hopkins Surgical Dept. The only difference is that he will be home.
H. P. Ritchie
[Handwritten note #2:]
Please read and save for future reference.
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