Cary T. Grayson to Ray Stannard Baker


Cary T. Grayson to Ray Stannard Baker


Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938




1929 June 18


Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Staunton, Virginia




My dear Baker

I have your letter of the 15th and am greatly distressed to learn that you have been having some sinus difficulty. These infections are trying in that they sometimes persist for awhile and often result in a depressed mental state.

However, almost invariably they clear up and I fear that you are unduly depressed over the situation.

The advice which your doctors gave you about avoiding the trying New England Springs is of course sound. It is important to avoid contracting fresh colds as this results in congestion of the nose and lining membrane of the sinuses.

The important thing is to be under the care of an experienced nose and throat specialist. While I do not know the doctors you mentioned, I have no doubt, from what you say, that they are high-powered specialists. If you should call anyone else in consultation, a man whom I know and in whom I have the greatest confidence is Dr. James Morisette Smith of New York. He is not only a brilliant teacher but a man of great practical ability and good judgment.

These infections, as a rule subside, and it is well not to allow yourself to become depressed over the outlook. Of course, it is out of the question for you to continue your usual amount of work while the infection is active, although I have no doubt, as soon as it subsides, you will be able to carry on as usual.

This might be a good time to give yourself a well-earned rest.

I trust that you will keep me posted regarding your progress, and do not hesitate to call on me if there is anything in the world that I can do for you.

With warmest personal regards,

Faithfully your friend,

Cary T. Grayson

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Baker, Ray Stannard, 1870-1946



Grayson, Cary T. (Cary Travers), 1878-1938, “Cary T. Grayson to Ray Stannard Baker,” 1929 June 18, WWP16629, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.