New York, May 27, 1896.
To the Editor:
—Regarding an International Congress for the prevention of leprosy, as proposed by Dr. Goldschmidt, I have the honor to transmit the following letter:"Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, April 28, 1896."Dear Dr. Ashmead:—At a meeting of the Board of Health held on the 22d inst., I presented your correspondence with Dr. Goldschmidt in regard to the International Medical Congress for the discussion of leprosy. It was decided to inform you that the Hawaiian Government takes deep interest in the efforts of Dr. Goldschmidt to hold a congress and that the sending of a delegate will be considered, if an invitation is received."Sincerely yours, L. F. Alvarez, M.D."Bacteriologist to the Hawaiian Board of Health."Very truly yours,