Description: Brigadier General of the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army, Edward Lyman Munson (1868-1947), sent this signed letter to Mr. John E. Boos of Albany, NY in 1935 while Munson was serving as Assistant Surgeon General as well as Professor of Preventative Medicine at the University of California Medical School. In the letter he tells Boos, “I am sorry not to be able to send you any personal anecdote about President Theodore Roosevelt” because his only encounters with the President were “brief and casual”.
Munson was one of the surgeons who attended President William McKinley after his 1901 assassination. He also developed a training system for medical troops, wrote numerous books on Army hygiene, and designed a military field shoe.
Typed on a 7 ¾” x 8 ½” sheet of University of California Medical School stationery. Item #A00719.
Condition: Fold lines, paper cut slightly uneven at bottom, otherwise in very good condition.