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                    1886- Cubit feet ? 7 boxes This collection comprises six scrapbooks (plus one box of miscellaneous items) of letters, newsclippings, and photographs documenting major milestones in the career of Lexinngton, Kentucky surgeon Fred W. Rankin, M.D. archival material English unknown This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed.  Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically.  Physical rights are retained by the owning repository.  Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.  For information about permissions to reproduce or publish, contact the Special Collections Research Center. Fred W. Rankin, M.D. Scrapbooks Correspondence –– Rankin, Fred W. (Fred Wharton),
                1886- American Medical Association Military Medicine –– History –– United
                States American Surgical Association American College of Surgeons Letter from Donald C. Balfour, M.D., Rochester, Minnesota, to                                 Fred W. Rankin, M.D text Letter from Donald C. Balfour, M.D., Rochester, Minnesota, to                                 Fred W. Rankin, M.D 2012 https://exploreuk.uky.edu/dips/xt7xks6j2258/data/rankin4kdl_1/rankin4kdl_1_30/i1-30/i1-30.pdf October 18, 1945 1945 October 18, 1945 section false xt7xks6j2258_35 xt7xks6j2258 DR. DONALD C. EALFOUR
V October 18, 1945
Brigadier General Fred W. Rankin »
Chief Consultant in $urgery, U. S. Army
Office of the Surgeon General
Washington 25, D. C.
Dear Fred; A
I can assure you that your letter has been received by
the members of the staff with a deep appreciation. It came at a
time when they needed an uplift of some kind for we are in the same
state of a let-down which has come to everyone, both in and out of
the armed service. (rhs egpectation that the close of the war would
bring some relief in the terrific load everyone is carrying has not,
as yet, materilized, and it has been perhaps more difficult for the
staff than at any other time to keep up the pace which they have been
going for the past four years. The message from you and the Surgeon
General, showing as it does that the efforts have been appreciated,
will do much to make the road easier until we reach some sort of normal
conditions here.
Your letter has already passed through various committees,
including the Board of Governors and the Graduate Committee, and at ,
the meeting of the Clinical Society last Thursday evening, Doctor
Randall, chairman, read it aloud. The expressions I heard on all
sides proved what I have said above, namely that this will give us
a boost for some time to come. I know that the whole staff, particu-
larly the surgical staff, would join me in our sincere thanks for
what you have written.