Item Details
Format
Letters (Correspondence); Clippings (Information Artifacts); Notes
Date
circa 1941-1950
Collection
Philip S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever Collection circa 1800-circa 1998 bulk 1863-1974
Location
Box-folder 58:3
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Letter from Philip Showalter Hench to Estela Agramonte Rodriguez Leon November 10, 1947

Hench mentions the lack of cooperation by Cuban doctors in memorializing Camp Lazear. He notes that he has been able to obtain research materials from the Reed and Lazear families, but little from the Carroll family, and he is pleased that Rodriguez Leon has assembled her father's papers.

Letter from Philip Showalter Hench to Estela Agramonte Rodriguez Leon February 12, 1948

Hench writes that he is looking forward to examining Agramonte's papers. Hench wants the original records in order to reveal the true story behind the yellow fever experiments.

Letter from Philip Showalter Hench to Estela Agramonte Rodriguez Leon April 15, 1948

Hench writes about returning Agramonte's papers to her and informing Kean, Truby and Lawrence Reed about important points which the papers clarify. He informs her about his success in lobbying the Cuban government for funds to preserve Building No. 1.

Letter from Estela Agramonte Rodriguez Leon to Philip Showalter Hench April 26, 1948

Rodriguez Leon congratulates Hench on his campaign to preserve Building No. 1. She mentions that Finlay supporters were disturbed by Truman's speech.

Letter from Estela Agramonte Rodriguez Leon to Philip Showalter Hench August 6, 1950

Rodriguez Leon would like her father's papers returned to her because she has promised them for a permanent exhibit. She believes that the data shows her father, Agramonte, was in Havana at the time of Lazear's death. Also, Rodriguez Leon lists papers that belonged to her father, Aristides Agramonte, that are on loan to Hench.

Letter from Philip Showalter Hench to Estela Agramonte Rodriguez Leon August 21, 1950

Hench discusses conflicting evidence concerning Agramonte's presence in Cuba at the time of Lazear's death, and offers his own opinion.

Letter from Estela Agramonte Rodriguez Leon to Philip Showalter Hench August 29, 1950

Rodriguez Leon has learned from her husband that he was able to retrieve her father's documents from the post office.