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The Oswald T. Avery Collection

Title:
Letter from Oswald T. Avery to Minnie Wandell pdf (90,365 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Oswald T. Avery to Minnie Wandell
Description:
Avery was like an uncle to his young cousin Minnie Wandell, and the two were quite close. When Avery retired, Wandell acted as his housekeeper in Nashville. In this letter, Avery briefly discusses his health, writing that several medical tests indicated that he was having difficulty with his thyroid. Subsequently, Avery would be diagnosed and treated for Graves' Disease.
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
3 (90,365 Bytes)
Date:
1931-09-28 (September 28, 1931)
Creator:
Avery, Oswald T.
Recipient:
Wandell, Minnie
Source:
Original Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives. Oswald T. Avery Papers
Rights:
Courtesy of the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
URL: http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/Exit
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Exhibit Category:
Biographical Information
Unique Identifier:
CCBDBC
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
Monday 9pm
Sept 28 /31
Dear Minnie
I'm glad you had the trip to NY today--sorry you had such a difficult time calling me up, but I know you understand. I did not tell the operator because I fully expected to be back about eleven. This morning I was at the Medical Center at 8.30 sharp--"Do" went with me to Floor F (not the Harkness.) and I had a Basal done, then a blood count, then breakfast at Harkness--Orange juice, Egg and Bacon
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Rolls, Coffee and Cream--$1.10 Go there and do likewise Friday--After that Dr. Palmer gave me a thorough physical--Heart and lung OK--in fact nothing wrong except the basal was a bit high (+22) and that together with my weight and slightly increased pulse suggests a bit too active a thyroid--but even that is only a tentative diagnosis. So that was very satisfactory--and something that can be taken care of very easily--Otherwise I'm feeling splendidly--I simply thought I ought to make sure there was nothing organic and there isn't.
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The enclosed came this noon--So glad things are so happy with the Family in Nashville.
I have just written a check and will send it in the morning to the First Stanford Nat'l to be credited to your account.
Dr. Palmer asked about you and expects you Friday. Please taxi, both in Stanford and NY. It's important for your test. I taxied up there this AM.
Love--Yours
O.T.A.
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2005-05-20
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