DescriptionIn this letter from James Carroll to his wife Jennie Carroll sent from Camp Columbia Cuba, where he is stationed for the United States Yellow Fever Commission, Carroll laments the lack of a dress uniform. He had been invited to two occasions where others had worn dress uniforms and he either declined the invitation or felt embarrassed at wearing only khakis. Carroll describes an interaction with visiting German surgeons that occurred with an inspection of the Yellow Fever patients and facilities. Carroll mentions an article in the Washington Post that described the mosquito theory as "ridiculous", but that an Associated Press correspondent who was a physician was in camp recently may make them change their opinion.
Included is a transcript of the letter.
KeywordCarroll, James, 1854-1907--Correspondence
Yellow Fever Commission (U.S.)