(1854–1920) Writing as Surgeon General, Gorgas replies: "1. I have your letter of July 12th enclosing a letter from Mr. John Lowell of Boston with reference to the hospital at Plattsburgh, N.Y. 2. Our reports and the reports of the Inspector show that this hospital is in good condition, with ample accommodations. 3. Will you ask Mr. Lowell to be more specific as to any defects so that the matter may be investigated".