Dr. Weir Mitchell, Dear Sir, I write this for you, fearing that I shall soon be unable to remember even this much. I am coming to Philadelphia next week, to see you, but a week does a great-deal now. Excuse me if I write unnessary [sic] facts, it is through ignorance. My desire is to make you acquainted with all the facts of the case, that you may form a deeper judgment than from mere casual examination. To cure disease says Dr. Holmes, we must begin with the grandfathers. Here are mine.