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A reporter of the Washington Capital has been permitted to look over some of the affidavits and reports of the Pension Bureau, and copies the following letter said to have been given by the "family physician" of one of the claimants for pension:
"In anser to yur inkiry i wos ekquanted with Martin White Before Went in armery and also his famerly physician. He was rase in a mile of me. He was sond when he went in the servise, he complain offen times, his fingers hand is drod crucked he cant do manly labor to a grate extent I was passen by where he was making rales last sumer two years ago i took notis he could not work as abel body he had to rest as long as he worked, he complains of his nerves been stiff I sene him every two months or so an cant do
SAMPLES FROM THE "MEDICAL" ARCHIVES OF THE PENSION OFFICE.. JAMA. 1894;XXII(18):676–677. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420970030007