[Letter from Meyer Bodansky to Frank J. Heck - October 18, 1939]

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Letter from Dr. Meyer Bodansky to Dr. Frank J. Heck, who is from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The letter, which is dated October 18, 1939, discloses the account of a mother and her young boy who was diagnosed with leukemia. Dr. Bodansky explains that he is trying to help the mother, who insists on going to a known "charlatan" physician, who falsely claims that the boy has malaria. Dr. Bodansky describes some of the boy's blood tests and informs Dr. Heck that he has enclosed two smears with the letter to examine. Dr. Bodansky requests that Dr. Heck ... continued below

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[1] p. ; 28 cm.

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Bodansky, Meyer, 1896-1941 October 18, 1939.

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Letter from Dr. Meyer Bodansky to Dr. Frank J. Heck, who is from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The letter, which is dated October 18, 1939, discloses the account of a mother and her young boy who was diagnosed with leukemia. Dr. Bodansky explains that he is trying to help the mother, who insists on going to a known "charlatan" physician, who falsely claims that the boy has malaria. Dr. Bodansky describes some of the boy's blood tests and informs Dr. Heck that he has enclosed two smears with the letter to examine. Dr. Bodansky requests that Dr. Heck feel free to comment or advise on the issue.

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[1] p. ; 28 cm.

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Texas Cultures Online

Texas Cultures Online features local history materials from eighteen institutions depicting the diverse cultures of Texas during the 19th and 20th centuries. Funding provided by the Amon Carter Foundation.

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  • October 18, 1939

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Bodansky, Meyer, 1896-1941. [Letter from Meyer Bodansky to Frank J. Heck - October 18, 1939], letter, October 18, 1939; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth228288/: accessed December 10, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Moody Medical Library, UT.