#1921: Willa Cather to Elsie Cather, April 12 [1935]

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Dear Sister1;

I am too busy to write, but I must say a word about your health. I never keep track of the flight of time, either for myself or other people. I had no idea you were going through any physical disturbance. Of course you are taking those "mixed glands" tablets3 which do so much to minimize the effects of a such disturbances. If you are not, go at once to a doctor and ask hims - - - - No, better still, here is the very perscrip prescription I muyself used. Take it to a good druggist and have it filled and take the tablets regularly.

Mail the prescription back to me, as Edith4 now uses it. You probably are using the tablets already, but just on the chance I call your attention. Every woman on earth uses them now.

I have had two appendix attacks lately, and will have to have the thing operated on soon5. Just now Isabelle Hambourg6 is in bed an in a hotel a few doors from me, very seriously ill7. Jan8 brought her over to see American doctors, while he goes o on a professional tour in Canada9 for six weeks. As soon as she is a little better I shall have my appendix out, but just now my hands are pretty full.

My love to you, dear. We must both have courage, and dont fail to take the mixed glands. !

Willie