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May 30, 1896

" Can Such Things Be?"

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(22):1088. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430740040013

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Abstract

Atlanta, Ga., May 12, 1896.

To the Editor:  —In an Atlanta daily paper of this date I find the enclosed item, which fully explains itself:

WHAT MISS CLARA BARTON SAYS OF AN AMERICAN INVENTION. 

Constantinople, Feb. 21, 1896.  —When in London the other day I received two packets from the United States embassy, each containing an Electropoise. To-day I received your kind letter and The Journal.Allow me to thank you heartily and gratefully for the splendid little machines. As you remember, I am not altogether a stranger to the virtues of the Electropoise (saw its work in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1888), and I will take great pleasure in passing your offering to afflicted humanity through my medical staff. I feel assured the physicians will avail themselves of such valuable aid.Very sincerely yours,Clara Barton.In reply to a letter asking permission to publish the above, Miss Barton writes

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