Written: Written on November 25, 1919
Published: First published in 1945 in Lenin Miscellany XXXV. Printed from the text of the telegraph form.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 312b.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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I am passing on your report to Semashko straight away. We shall try to take all steps. We have mobilised dentists as feldschers. I wish you all the best.
 Transmitted by direct line.—Ed.
 Lenin is referring to Weissbrot’s telegram of November 20, 1919, reporting on the extremely grave situation created in Orenburg by the spread of a typhus epidemic. The absence of firewood and lack of medical personnel made it difficult to combat the epidemic. For the fight against typhus, Weissbrot pointed out, it was necessary to increase the number of hospital beds in Orenburg to five thousand and to transfer an additional two hospitals.