[ W.M.Haffkine; vaccine ] Autograph Letter Signed W.M. Haffkine to a Mr. Lynch about (medical) qualification.

W.M. Haffkine [Waldemar Mordecai Wolff Haffkine], Russian Medical Scientist (bacteriologist/microbiologist) and Zionist.
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St. Ermin's Hotel, St. James's Park, S.W., 21 Nov. 1906
SKU: 23389

Three pages, 12mo, bifolium, sl. crumpled, some staining (not affecting text), text clear and complete. Text: [...] The French were very doubtful as to the possibility of exempting you from the baccalauriat [underlined] examination; but thought it might be possible to obtain that this examination should not be used in your case for deliberately excluding you from practice in France, as it is intended to be used in general. (Of course if you desired merely and equivalence [underlined] for your English degree, not [underlined] giving you the right to practising in France, such could be obtained for you easily). | Professor Legry suggested, as I mentioned to you, that you should let him see your letter to the secretary of the Faculty, and offered to alter it, if necessary, & adapting its wording so as to make it as effective as possible. | I was glad to learn that the Government has decided to remove your disabilities, & hope that the decision may be speedily carried out [...].