Bracken provides a list of all the people involved in Tuberculosis work in Minnesota. He explains that the issue of the Congress on Tuberculosis is complicated by the fact that Daniel Lewis and Clark Bell are planning two separate events. He advises Flick to join his efforts with those of Lewis and hold a Tuberculosis Congress in Washington in 1905. He feels that it would be wrong to destroy the American Congress of Tuberculosis and that it looks bad on the U.S. to have different organizations working separately on the same issues.
Bracken is pleased to hear that the Phipps Institute will take a neutral position on the Congress on Tuberculosis question for the time being. He agrees with Flick that Drs. Trudeau and Biggs should not be left out of any Congress dealing with Tuberculosis. He comments on Daniel Lewis's strategy for organizing his own Congress.
Bracken will not be able to attend the upcoming meeting of the Tuberculosis Committee in Philadelphia.