Notice of Scarlett Fever Outbreak at Carlisle Indian School

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Notice of Scarlett Fever Outbreak at Carlisle Indian School
Date: 
May 2, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt reports that a Scarlett Fever outbreak as occurred at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that there has been an outbreak in the borough of Carlisle for the past three months during which he has instituted a quarantine for the last two months including removing his children from the local schools.

Pratt indicates that his ability to effectively treat the outbreak is hampered by the lack of a proper hospital and he has since placed the patients in the farmhouse removed from the rest of the school population. He notes that it might be better to pay for skilled labor rather than using the school apprentices in order to more quickly have access to adequate facilities.

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Repository: 
National Archives and Records Administration
Location: 
RG 75, Entry 91, box 17, 1881-#7294