Tele: Maida Vale 1384.
4, Aberdare Gardens,
Hampstead, LONDON, N.W.6.
28th September, 1938.
The Lady Almoner,
St. Thomas's Hospital,
re Alan Hadden.
I sent this patient to one of the Orthopaedic Surgeons of St. Thomas's Hospital a week or so ago and the Secretary of the Spanish Medical Aid Committee has passed on to me the enclosed letter.
I asked that the patient should be X-rayed and therefore the responsibility was mine, in that I wanted to have some radiological evidence as to whether there had been some boning injury of the spinal column. The Surgeon has kindly replied to me, as the result of the X-rays, that there was no such injury.
I do not know whether it is customary, without notification of the Doctor, to send an account to the patient or to an Appeal Committee like the Spanish Medical Aid Committee, for whom he was acting voluntarily, doing volunteer work.
I hope that in the circumstances the cost of this X-ray, which is put down as 15/6d., will not be pressed by you, for the reasons I have outlined, and for the fact that the charge in any case seems rather heavy for the X-ray.
I am very grateful to the hospital for what they have done.