[D8214C], Letter from Leslie Dodd Ward to Thomas Alva Edison, January 18th, 1882


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[D8214C], Letter from Leslie Dodd Ward to Thomas Alva Edison, January 18th, 1882

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Leslie Ward to TAE, Newark Jan 18th 82 Dear Sir.— My experience in treating your wife has convinced me that her uterine troubles yield much more readily to treatment when her nervous system is in a fair condition.— I have noticed during the past few weeks that she seems very nervous and despondent and thinks that she will never recover &c.— I believe that an entire change would be of benefit and if you could take or send her to Europe for a few months she might return improved in health and be better pleased with her surroundings here— She seems so changed physically and mentally of late that something ought to be done and I am suggest nothing better that the above— Yours truly Leslie D Ward [TAE replies: "I am going take her off on a trip soon"] Doc2213 in TAEB6; see Docs. 2233 and 2234. Useful overviews of the contemporary diagnosis and treatment of women include Gijswijt-Hofstra and Porter 2001, Veith 1965, and Micale 1995, part 1. {MRS. Edison]




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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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