Health and Medicine
This document contains correspondence concerning the appendicitis case of Mollie Mantell.
This document contains a letter concerning the appendicitis case of Nora Buffalo.
This document contains corresponence concerning the appendicitis case of Sarah Parkhurst. This includes a medical bill.
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These materials include a telegram from Superintedent Moses Friedman to the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, informing him that his trip to Washington must be postponed due to Mrs. Friedman fracturing her hip.
This document contains correspondence concerning the conditions and progress of Carlisle students who had been sent to the Monto Alto Sanitarium in Pennsylvania for tuberculosis treatment.
These materials include numerous suggestions from Oscar Hiram Lipps and Dennison Wheelock regarding changes that should be made to policy and staff at the Carlisle Indian School. Lipps' suggestions focus on disciplinary measures, the end of preferential treatment for athletes, and staff changes...
These materials include correspondence and pamphlets related to circular orders and regulations in force at the Carlisle Indian School under Superintendent Moses Friedman. Friedman forwarded the documents to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for approval. The forwarded documents include a blank...
This document contains reports and correspondence about eye examinations of Carlisle's students, performed in 1912. Included are statistics and lists of students in need of specific eye treatments, as well as recommendations on preventing further eye infections from spreading through the school...
This document contains correspondence requesting the return home of six students from the Pine Ridge Agency who were diagnosed with tuberculosis.
This document contains correspondence inquiring about former student James Walker, including reports from Carlisle's superintendent and outing agent.
These materials includes correspondence regarding students who were sent to the Mount Alto Sanitarium in Pennsylvania to recover from tuberculosis.
These materials include correspondence regarding mulitple requests from Alex Cole and Mary Ann Cole to have their daughter, Annie B. Cole, returned home from the Carlisle Indian School.
This document contains correspondence concerning James Henry. The student had been diagnosed with tuberculosis, and was returned to his home in Sweet Water, Idaho.
These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School Moses Friedman to return three pupils with pulmonary tuberculosis to their homes.
These materials contain correspondence regarding a request to return Lizzie Rowland to her home in Forsythe, Montana from Carlisle.
These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by William Silas to have his daughter Mary Silas returned to her home from Carlisle.
These materials include an excerpt of Charles F. Pierce's inspection report of January 1912, and Superintendent Moses Friedman's responses to his recommendations. Friedman rejected many of Pierce's recommendations regarding the chain of authority and command at the school. Other recommendations...
This document contains correspondence concerning the retention of students with tuberculosis at boarding schools including Carlisle. Indian Service officials including Joseph Murphy, Medical Supervisor and Ferdinand Shoemaker, Physicial Expert in Tuberculosis and Trachoma for the Indian Service...
Richard Henry Pratt submits his return of medical property and transfer of hospital supplies for the fourth quarter of 1879.
Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding a desire by the Secretary of the Interior to increase enrollment at Carlisle. Pratt suggests that a number of new rules be adopted regarding students' ages, gender ratio, and health. Pratt also suggests that the children...
The first page has a short narrative from Joshua Given (Kiowa) on how he went from living in Indian Territory to studying at Carlisle and a brief paragraph from H.C. Roman Nose on how well and enthusiastically the students are learning. The editorial was about how smart Indians started to learn...
These materials include correspondence regarding Carlisle's policy regarding the treatment and discharge of students who contract a venereal disease while enrolled at the school.
This document contains correspondence concerning the religious intructions and worship for Catholic pupils. Topics include mandatory and optional devotions, holiday activities, and ceremonies for sick and dead students.
This document contains correspondence concerning the results of student eye examinations, performed by Dr. Daniel White in 1912. The results stated that 396 students had no eye problems, 190 had trachoma, 5 had follicular conjunctivites, and 29 had conujunctivites.