Josephine Butler to Stanley Butler

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Photocopy letter. Written from Bern, Switzerland

This letter relates almost entirely to her health and gives the report and recommendation of Professor Kocher. He first operated on her ear and cured the deafness which had afflicted her. His opinion about her lungs was that while there was no disease, the air vessels were mostly closed and petrified as it were, so that her only chance of getting through another winter was to live in a high place with very clean air. This verdict was a sad one to her because it meant separation from her children. She took his advice and went to Weissenberg (in the Simmenthal) and then to Beatenberg on the Wengern for the rest of the summer. A friend, a lady doctor, is accompanying her.

Administrative / Biographical History

Biog:Prof Kocher