In a letter to the State Health Commissioner, Dr. Hermann M. Biggs, U.S. Surgeon General W.C. Gorgas asks that the the U.S. Army not have to rely on commercial serums and that the New York State Department of Health supply the army with serums to handle the outbreaks of diseases like cerebrospinal meningitis and pneumonia. July 21, 1917.
New York State Archives. New York (State). Education Dept. Division of Archives & History. NYS Defense Council. Division of Health & Hospitals. Health and hospital resources files from the Adjutant General's Office, 1917. Series A4238-78, Box 1, Folder 5.
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