Letter from Paul Osterhout to the Surgeon General, Washington, D.C. regarding the fourth Yellow Fever victim in the Panama Canal area [Digital Version]

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Osterhout, Paul, 1859-1944, Letter from Paul Osterhout to the Surgeon General, Washington, D.C. regarding the fourth Yellow Fever victim in the Panama Canal area (October 2, 1905)

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Title: Letter from Paul Osterhout to the Surgeon General, Washington, D.C. regarding the fourth Yellow Fever victim in the Panama Canal area [Digital Version]
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Author: Osterhout, Paul, 1859-1944
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Publication date: 2010-06-07
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Description: 1 page letter from Osterhout to the Surgeon General regarding a fourth case of Yellow Fever in the area.
Source(s): Osterhout, Paul, 1859-1944, Letter from Paul Osterhout to the Surgeon General, Washington, D.C. regarding the fourth Yellow Fever victim in the Panama Canal area (October 2, 1905)
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  • Correspondence
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  • Yellow fever--Panama
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  • Bocas del Toro (inhabited place)
  • Washington (inhabited place)


U. S. PUBLIC HEALTH AND MARINE-HOSPITAL SERVICE,
OFFICE OF MEDICAL OFFICER IN COMMAND.


Surgeon-General,
Public Health & Marine-Hospital Service,
Washington, D.C.,

Sir:

I have the honor to report the existence of the fourth
case of yellow fever to originate in this port this season.

The patient Mr. N. F. Ward, machinist in the employ of the
United Fruit Co., came to the company's hospital from the
Changuinola river about 7 p.m. Sept. 30, 1905: by invitation of
Dr. Swigert I saw him the morning of October 1, 1905.

Infection in this case evidently acquired in the town of
Bocas del Toro, as the man was taking his meals in a restaurant
only a few yards from the house where the third case (Mrs. Cole)
is living, and was taken sick about three days after leaving
the town.

Respectfully,
Paul Osterhout
Act'g Ass't Surg' P. H. & M-H. Service.




Rice University
Date: 2010-06-07
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