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    William C. Gorgas Typed Letter Signed Typed letter signed, "W. C. Gorgas," as Surgeon General of the U.S. Army, one page, 8" x 10.5", War Department, Office of the Surgeon General, Washington, August 8, 1917. To J. P. Tumulty, President Woodrow Wilson's Secretary, at the White House. In part: "Your letter of August 3rd addressed to the Honorable Secretary of War, in the interest of Major Joseph Rector of the National Guard of New Jersey, is acknowledged. In reply thereto I beg to inform you that the General Staff has decided that there shall be an officer of the regular Medical Corps assigned to each division of the National Guard as Division Surgeon except in those instances where a complete division is formed of the National Guard of one state..." Gorgas secured a medical degree from Bellevue in New York and then joined the Army Medical Corps. He contracted yellow fever at Fort Brown, Texas. Since his recovery from that illness made him immune to its effects, he succeeded in freeing Havana and the Panama Canal from the disease. Gorgas served as Surgeon General from 1914-1918. White House rubber stamped receipt in blank right area, erased pencil notes at upper blank area below letterhead. Fine condition. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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