To the editor:

Thank you for the fine article about the circus fire of 1944 [“A Tragedy’s Medical Aftermath,” Capsule, Spring 2000]. My late husband’s (Albert S. Atwood, M.D. ’45) account of his classmates’ help with the disaster obviously stirred up many vivid memories.

I was a student nurse at Hartford Hospital at the time. I recall how uncomfortable and helpless the victims of the fire were and how much care they needed from the staff. I am grateful that the medical students’ part in the tragedy was able to be told.

Harriet Atwood
Stonington, Conn.