DescriptionIn this letter from Walter Reed to James Carroll, Reed acknowledges the receipt of the Berkefeld filter and valve attachments that Carroll sent to him. Reed is thankful that Carroll's patient is doing better and is hopeful that Carroll can preserve the infected mosquitoes. Additionally, Reed is worried that Carroll may not have a better opportunity to use the filtrate before Carroll returns to the U.S. Reed discusses that classes at the Columbian Exposition will begin soon and he hopes a new laboratory will be outfitted for larger classes. In conclusion Reed asks Carroll if he had heard that the Marine Hospital Service started "A Yellow Fever Institute" with the goal of studying yellow fever.
Included is a transcript of the letter.
KeywordCarroll, James, 1854-1907
Reed, Walter, 1851-1902
Yellow Fever Commission (U.S.)
Mosquitoes as carriers of disease