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)
U. S. PUBLIC HEALTH AND MARINE-HOSPITAL SERVICE,
OFFICE OF MEDICAL OFFICER IN COMMAND.
Bocas del Toro, Panama
October 2, 1905.
Public Health & Marine-Hospital Service,
The patient Mr. N. F. Ward, machinist in the employ of
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
Act'g Ass't Surg' P. H. & M-H. Service.