Swigert, R.E., Letter from R.E. Swigert to Dr. Paul Osterhout regarding N.G. Ward and another patient, suffering from Yellow Fever in the Panama area (October 1, 1905)
(ORIGINAL WRITTEN ON UNITED FRUIT COMPANY'S
LETTER HEAD; MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.)
Bocas del Toro,
Republic of Panama,
Dr. Paul Osterhout
The man N. G. Ward you saw Sunday has the “Yellow”.
His pulse has crawled down to 45 gradually, temp drops gradually,
and there is present a slight jaundice with congested
tongue and nausea on taking drink and liquid food. Albumen
is getting less and less. I have written Dr. Wilson to fumigate
all the houses at No. 1 Camp Chang. where the man was quartered.
He had 3 or 4 days of his illness there and as you
know was admitted to the Hosp. here at Nances Cay Oct. 1st. I
shall send chart.
(The rest of the letter refers to the condition of Mr.
Hegenbarth, german, carpenter in employ of U. F. Co., had a severe
attack of “blackwater fever”; Dr. Jumel and I had been called
Regards and many thanks,
COPY (signed) R. E. Swigert.