File No. 300.115/5050

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Great Britain (Page)


2073. Hon. Herman A. Metz, president of the Farbwerke-Hoechst Company, New York, has quantities of salvarsan, neosalvarsan and novocaine of German manufacture ordered before January last and have been paid for now with Ringrose and Company, Rotterdam. Metz has orders from Army, Navy, Public Health Service and domestic hospitals for these drugs and seeks to bring over at this time two lots, twenty-four and fifteen packages, respectively, ten pounds weight per package. Secretary Treasury gives formal statement [Page 256] that articles are not otherwise obtainable in quantities required for treatment of Government patients and requests this Department to aid in shipment to Metz, whose application you are directed to support. Please report promptly.