Item #14721 Clara Barton Signed Letter on a Patient's Remarkable Recovery as a "Test Case" following a "Test Operation" Clara Barton.
Clara Barton Signed Letter on a Patient's Remarkable Recovery as a "Test Case" following a "Test Operation"

Clara Barton Signed Letter on a Patient's Remarkable Recovery as a "Test Case" following a "Test Operation"

ALS : Autograph Letter Signed

Clara Barton. Women's activist and founder of the American Red Cross. Barton writes of a patient's remarkable recovery as a "Test Case" following a "Test Operation". Autograph letter signed. March 7th, 1905. Glen Echo, Maryland. Four pages entirely in her hand. In this remarkable letter dated a year after Barton retired her position as President of the Red Cross, Barton writes warmly about a patient recovering from an experimental operation. Barton writes in part: "We found him sitting out on the verandah, closely wrapped in blankets-- and had walked across the floor that day for the first time-- he looks even better in the face than when you left here [...] [The Doctor] speaks most hopefully of Sam, and likes him very much [...] the other complications were so serious, and the operation so long and hard, but it looks now as if he might leave the hospital in three or four weeks, and the Dr. thinks will be a well man and can go on with life, and business as before." Letter testifies to Barton's enduring devotion to her patients as well as to breakthroughs in the medical world. Her signature is clear and bold.

Item #14721

Price: $2,250.00