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Letter from Alton Ochsner to Michael E. DeBakey pdf (947,092 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Alton Ochsner to Michael E. DeBakey
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1936-04-20 (April 20, 1936)
Ochsner, Alton
[DeBakey, Michael E.]
Reproduced with permission of John Ochsner.
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From Tulane School of Medicine to the U.S. Army, 1928-1946
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Letters (correspondence)
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Series: Correspondence, 1921-2007
Folder: Ochsner, Alton, 1935-1942, 1978-1981, 2003
April 20, 1936
Dear Mike,
I have just received a letter from your father in which he seemed very anxious for you to return home after completion of your service at Strasbourg. He is quite upset about the possibility of war and thinks that it will be unwise for you to go into Germany.
As long as your parents feel this way, I think, Mike, it is the best thing to do, although I feel disappointed that you will not have the opportunity to work in Professor Kirschner's clinic.
We will be very happy to have you come back here whenever you can, and I am writing to you now to let you know that whenever you get back, we will be happy to have you.
Ernest has gone home and is in splendid shape. He is still having some little pain in his extremities, because he has not been active for some time, but I know that he will get along perfectly all right. We all feel very gratified with the results which we have gotten.
We have been having flu at the house. All three of the kiddies have been sick. John and Sister got along very well, but poor Mims at the present time has an otitis media. I have been quite worried about it, because I was afraid that he might develop a mastoiditis. Although his ear is draining profusely, he is still having considerable fever, and I cannot help but feel that there might be some extension back into the mastoid process. I hope that nothing does develop, but that he clears up without any trouble.
With kindest personal regards, I am
Alton Ochsner
[HANDWRITTEN POSTSCRIPT: Ernest is now back in school. Will see him tomorrow.]
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