2nd April, 1937.
Mr. L. Witt,
The Joint Council of the Southampton Trades Council, Labour Party and Co-operative Society,
160, Above Bar,
Dear Mr. Witt,
RAY COX MEMORIAL.
Further to my letter to you yesterday in regard to the above matter, I have now had a word with our Dr. Morgan and he thinks that it will be possible to secure quite an effective anaesthetic apparatus for between fifty and sixty pounds. For this figure he is of opinion that an apparatus can be obtained which would not only be suitable for the administering of ether, but also nitrous oxide.
He felt that the idea of a Pathological Laboratory was exceedingly good, but as it would have to be fitted in an ambulance he thought that the cost would be far beyond the figure you have in mind.
A point now arises upon which we should like to consult you. We can secure the apparatus in this country, but probably the quickest way would be to instruct the Secretary of the International Solidarity Fund in Paris ( Mr. Schevenels ) to purchase one in France and get it out as quickly as possible to our base hospital. Dr. Morgan is of opinion that a suitable French apparatus can be secured.