Written: Written in March, not before the 16th, 1921
Published: First published in 1932 in Lenin Miscellany XX. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1976, Moscow, Volume 45, pages 97c-98a.
Translated: Yuri Sdobnikov
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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(1) I earnestly request you to appoint a special person (preferably a well-known physician, with a knowledge of foreign countries and known abroad for sending abroad, to Germany (of Tsyurupa, Krestinsky, Osinsky, Kurayev, Gorky, Korolenko and others). The utmost skill should be employed in inquiring, requesting, persuading, and writing to Germany, to help the sick, etc.
Do this most punctiliously
(2) Send the best physician to give N. I. Bukharin a medical examination (the heart, among other things) and let me know the result.