Two Autographed Letters Signed by the Co-Founders of Bellevue Medical College

BELLEVUE HOSPITAL

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Place Published: New York
Date Published: 1886

Description: Signed by Dr. Fordyce Benjamin Barker (1818 - 1891), credited with introducing the hypodermic needle into American medicine and for his ability to tend to former President U.S. Grant while on his death bed. 3 pages each measuring 7 x 4.5 inches, New York, December 27, 1888. Written to British author William Winter, thanking him for a signed edition of his book on Shakespearian England, in part: "...I shall have it handsomely bound to be right next to my autographic copies, which I have been happy to receive from such distinguished authors as Irving, Dickens, Hawthorne, O.W. Holmes, Grant, Blaine and many others..." Small tear along the center field, but still in very good condition. Also signed by Dr. Lewis Albert Sayre (1820 -1900), considered the leading orthopedic surgeon of the 19th century -- occupying the first chair of orthopedic surgery in the United States and the principal architect in the creation of B.H.M.C. and the American Medical Association. 2 pages (front and back), 7.75 x 5 inches, New York, September 9, 1886, assisting an invalid Civil War veteran in securing a pension from the United States government, in part: "....I have hunted in vain for my old account books - but I remember distinctly of your frequent illnesses. I have filled in the certificate to that affect...and I hope it will be of help to you." Boldly signed and in very good(+) condition with several folds and an oval Congressional U.S. Pension Office receiving stamp on the back.

Signed: Y
Binding: unbound
Language: English
Type: Autographs

Book ID: 231097


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