Letter from R.E. Swigert to Dr. Paul Osterhout regarding N.G. Ward and another patient, suffering from Yellow Fever in the Panama area [Digital Version]

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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)

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Title: Letter from R.E. Swigert to Dr. Paul Osterhout regarding N.G. Ward and another patient, suffering from Yellow Fever in the Panama area [Digital Version]
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Author: Swigert, R.E.
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Publication date: 2010-06-07
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Provenance: A majority of the papers were purchased by Rice University from Mrs. Ora Osterhout Wade in 1958 and a second group of records arrived in October 1962. The collection register of John P. Osterhout was added to the collection in October 1965 as a gift from Herbert Herrick Fletcher. And in November 1992, Harry Yeager donated the book History of the Roberts Family to add to the collection.
Description: 1 page letter regarding N.G. Ward "has the Yellow," and another patient with "blackwater fever,"
Source(s): 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)
Source Identifier: Osterhout Family Papers, MS 355, Box 6 folder 21 item 9, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. Contact info: woodson@rice.edu
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Languages used in the text: English
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Letter from R.E. Swigert to Dr. Paul Osterhout regarding N.G. Ward and another patient, suffering from Yellow Fever in the Panama area.

(ORIGINAL WRITTEN ON UNITED FRUIT COMPANY'S
LETTER HEAD; MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.)


Dr. Paul Osterhout
Bocas.

Dear Doctor:

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. Fritz
Hegenbarth, german, carpenter in employ of U. F. Co., had a severe
attack of “blackwater fever”; Dr. Jumel and I had been called
in consultation.)

Regards and many thanks,
Sincerely yours,

COPY (signed) R. E. Swigert.




Rice University
Date: 2010-06-07
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