1 October 1965
Dr. Albert Schweitzer
I have been remiss about writing you for some time, and I am pleased to report to you now that my wife and I are in good
health, and getting alone well; and also that Dr. Catchpool and Adriana and their little boy are well and happy. Dr. Catchpool
is still associated with me, carrying on research in the field of anesthesia, and he seems to be happy with his work. Adriana
has been active in the fight against racial discrimination in certain communities in Southern California.
Last month my wife and I spent three weeks in Latin America. We visited Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Mexico. We talked
with many officials in these countries about the need for peace in the world and especially about the proposal that the whole
of Latin America be made into a zone free of nuclear weapons. We were able to talk with the President of Brazil, the President
of Chile, and the President-elect of Argentina.
We are very happy about the ratification of the bomb-test treaty by the United States Senate (and also by the presidium
of the U.S.S.R.). I think that your message to President Kennedy was of significant influence.
My wife and I think of you often, and we send you our best wishes.