Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Mr. H.K. Tu, May 25, 1925


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Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Mr. H.K. Tu, May 25, 1925


Letter from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to Mr. H.K. Tu, May 25, 1925


Typed letter sent from Dr. Alfred E. Stearns to H.K. Tu. Acknowledged receipt of April 27 letter and check. Enclosed current account. Explains K.Y. Tu is having tonsils removed and an operation on his nose. Believes this has hampered son physically and intellectually and the surgery will benefit. Arranged work to be done a minimum expense.


Mr. H.K.Tu
687 Kong Lok Li
Connaught Road
Shanghai, China

Hy dear Mr. Tu:

I write acknowledge the receipt of your letter of April 27 with enclosed check for $600.00 which has been deposited to the account of your boy. I am sorry indeed to learn that I neglected to enclose the statement of expenses with my previous letter. I am having the account struck off at this time and will be sure to see that a copy is sent you with the letter I am now dictating.

With my fall approval and at the suggestion of our local doctor,
your boy is this week having his tonsils removed and some slight operations performed on his nose. He has been greatly hampered physically, and I am inclined to think intellectually also, by the handicap he has suffered from an unnatural condition of the throat and nose, and, from the experience we have gained from scores of similar cases among our own boys here, I feel sure that the work in question is not only necessary but that it will prove to be of the greatest value to him along both physical and intellectual lines. Through Miss Carter, who has been tutoring the boy recently and who is immensely interested in his welfare, we have been able to arrange to have the work done at a minimum expense.

Assuring you of my deepest appreciation of the exceptional by friendly spirit that characterizes your letter and with kindest regards and warmest good will. Believe me.

Very sincerely yours.


Dr. Alfred E. Stearns


Phillips Academy


May 25, 1925


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