V. I.   Lenin


To:   N. A. SEMASHKO[1]

Written: Written on October 27, 1919
Published: First published in 1959 in Lenin Miscellany XXXVI. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1975, Moscow, Volume 44, page 304c.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Comrade Semashko,

Discuss this (if need be, with the People’s Commissariat for Railways and the Commissariat for Military Affairs) and reply by telephone whether you are taking action, how and when. Urgent!




[1] Written on a memo addressed to Lenin by the Business Manager of the Council of People’s Commissars, V. D. Bonch-Bruyevich, who pointed out the urgent need for building public baths with disinfection chambers at Moscow’s railway stations in order to combat an imminent epidemic of typhus.

The document bears a note by Semashko: “Z. P. Solovyov. A commission should be set up... to urgently consider the matter. Dr. Levenson is instructed to take the initiative in convening a conference.”

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