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July 8, 1916

Request for Surgical Instruments

JAMA. 1916;LXVII(2):143. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02590020059025

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To the Editor:  —Mrs. Russell A. Alger, Jr., of Detroit, has just returned from a trip to France. While there, she visited many hospitals, especially throughout Brittany, where thousands of wounded soldiers are being treated. Everywhere she heard a most urgent cry for all kinds of surgical instruments, especially in the hospitals of the country.Mrs. Alger has asked me to request you to appeal with all the earnestness and publicity you can to the physicians throughout the land to donate any instruments, no matter how simple, which they have no further need of or may spare, the same to be sent to Mrs. Russell A. Alger, Jr., 2039 Penobscot Building, Detroit, Mich., from which place they will be forwarded without expense to the donor to France, to be distributed to the hospitals most in need of them.Permit me to add my personal appeal to you to lend your

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