USA, 1946

Scope and Content

Typescript diary of Platt's visit to the USA in June-July 1946, with original file cover showing distribution lists. The typescript is a version which was updated in 1978 with detailed explanatory footnotes, presumably based on a verbatim copy of Platt's original diary. Platt describes the boat journey on the Aquitania, and gives a detailed account of visits to various hospitals in America and Canada, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Cushing Military Hospital, Peter Brigham Hospital, New York Hospital for Special Surgery, Alfred I duPont Institute, Toronto Children's Hospital, and Toronto General Hospital.