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W1474 TO DR. CALVIN BROOKS MCQUESTEN from his friend Dr. Henry E. Handerson
Sep 26 1877
To: Dr. Calvin Brooks McQuesten, New York, [New York, U.S.A.]
From: 784 Lexington Ave., New York, [New York, U.S.A.]

Dear "Mack":

Reyndons promised to send the instruments ordered in your last letter on the 21st inst. and I presume you have received them as this. The interior dilators had to be made as he did not have in stock any of the proper size. I am glad to hear that you are feeling so much better, and I think the zeal and energy with which you are dilating [?], cervixes [?] & nasal passages points certainly to a "mens sana in corpore sano." But take care not to get hypertrophied ideas of the normal size of these passages, as I fear may have been done by a medical acquaintance of ours.

There seems to be no special news in the city just now. The weather is lovely and business correspondingly dull. By the way your friend young Wilcox has been taking to himself a wife, and called upon me for some medical advice a few days ago. What have you been in the habit of charging these people? They asked about you and your return, and I told them I hoped to see you about Christmas. Your friend Whitford has had a film in the palm of his hand which threatened serious consequences, but an early use of the knife saved him. He reports his wife enceinte so you had better hurry back to officiate at the delivery. Let me hear from you of this. I should be glad to assist you in any way in my power. In haste

Your Sincere Friend


1 Handerson was a fellow-student with Dr. Calvin Brooks McQuesten in medical school. For Handerson's letters, see W1370, W1373, W1449, W1453, W1541, W9021, W9024, W9027, W1474,

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