Viewing page 4 of 101

[[image]]
IN REPLYING
ADDESS THE SURGEON GENERAL
U.S.PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
AND REFER TO:

TREASURY DEPARTMENT                                                    
BUREAU OF 
THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE                      
WASHINGTON

March 15, 1929.

Dr. L. M. Waugh, 
360 West 168th Street, 
New York City.

Dear Dr. Waugh:

Thanks for sending me the program of the American Association of Dental Schools. No doubt I will see you in Chicago, I will arrive on Saturday morning but will stay over Monday and Tuesday. I would like very much to place before the school authorities the opportunity our Service presents to the new graduate with reference to dental internship in our marine hospitals. The problem of securing the right kind of man power is a very serious one for government services, but if Deals of schools are familiar with our plans and will co-operate, we undoubtedly can secure the right kind of officer personnel for the future.

I extracted from your letter the specifications for your "panchromatic" film and have sent them over to Dr. Parran. He is out of the city just now and will not return for about ten days. I received a memorandum from him this morning, which I am sending on to you. It is self-explanatory. This seems to be to be a very complete outline with reference to the venereal problem, and from previous data which you have collected in Labrador you might supplement it with interesting facts. Dr. Parran publishes a Venereal Division pamphlet each month, along the lines of the sample inclosed. Anything you can give him will be published in this pamphlet. The other pamphlet inclosed is the regular Public Health Service report, issued weekly.

The questionnaire was all right, and as soon as the physical examination is received, action will be taken on your commission. We have sent out bids for the x-ray equipment you selected, and all other supplies left today for the Northland, at San Francisco. I will have some copies made of the picture of the Northland and send them to you at an early date.

With best wishes, I am

Sincerely yours, 
C. T. Summer 
Chief of Dental Service.

CTM: BB

[[left margin]] Proposes course in the Dental School [[/left margin]]

[[left margin]] Veneral Dursion [[/left margin]]
Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research. For questions or comments regarding sensitive content, access, and use related to this collection, please contact transcribe@si.edu.