Written: Written in February 1914
Published: First published in 1960 in Voprosy Istorii KPSS No 2. Sent from Cracow to Montreux (Switzerland). Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 43, pages 387b-388a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear Fyodor Nikitich,
I received your letter and am very glad that you are fixed up.
Now—quiet, sunshine, sleep, food. Take care of all this. Do they give you enough to eat?
You should drink more milk. Do you?
You should weigh yourself once a week and make a note of it each time.
You should go and see a local doctor at least once in 10 days, so that he can check the progress of your cure. Have you the doctor’s address? If you haven’t, write to me and I shall find it out for you.
The main thing is sleep (how many [hours] do you sleep?), sun and [food], especially milk.
Write to me about this in detail.
Nadya sends her regards. All the best, and wishing you a good rest.
P.S. You don’t feel too lonely, do you? If you do, I can arrange for friends from Geneva and Lausanne to visit you. Wouldn’t visitors tire you? Write!
Is there a bath in your pension?
 The edges of the manuscript are torn. Words in square brackets have been inserted as context suggests.—Ed.