In 1927 this surgeon and urologist founded the revolutionary Hitchcock Clinic in Hanover, New Hampshire -- the nation's first multi-speciality group practice -- and became its president in 1943 for many years; from 1927 until 1945 he also served as dean of the Dartmouth Medical School. Item #31347
TLS, 1p, 5½" X 8½", Hanover, NH, 1967 April 14. Addressed to Basil O'Connor (1892-1972), FDR's well-known law partner. Very good. Two file holes along top, not affecting text. On "Hitchcock Clinic" letterhead, Bowler regrets missing O'Connor's 75th birthday party. In part: "A flagrant imposition -- but I am sending under separate cover a copy of proceedings at your 75th birthday luncheon in New York. Will you autograph it for me? I would like to leave it for my grandchildren -- that I knew such a man. I regretted missing it more than I can tell you -- was starting on my way, but big storm and no planes, and got stuck.... I have never read a comparable list of honors and decorations for contributions for the good of humanity. You must be very happy, and can be justly proud." Boldly signed "Jack Bowler" in blue fountain pen. A handsome little medical item.