Health and Medicine
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Richard Henry Pratt writes to inform the Commissioner of Indian Affairs of an outbreak of measles among the students of a mild type. He notes that as of March 26, 1881 their were fifty-four cases in bed.
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...
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has sent Curtis home with Roman Nose as a guardian rather than wait for Bear's Heart to accompany the student home due to Curtis' health. Roman Nose was requested to return home by the Indian Agent L. J. Miles.
Richard Henry Pratt requests action on an earlier letter requesting permission to return four students home to the Pine Ridge Agency due to ill health.
Richard Henry Pratt recommends returning two students from the Sioux Nation. The first is Lawrence due to ill health and the second is Philip Good Voice due to a request from his father and his current home sickness which may lead to poor health in the future.
Obadiah G. Given, the school physician of the Carlisle Indian School, reports on the health and treatment of William Butcher. Given states that Butcher has a localized scrofula infection that is best treated at the school. Richard Henry Pratt further states that Butcher is still active in both...
Carlisle Indian School physician O. G. Given provides a report on the recently arrived Crow students from Carlisle. As a result of the report Pratt recommends including additional Agency health examinations.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a report from the Carlisle School physician C. H. Hepburn on the health of students recently arrived from the Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Pueblo Nations to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards the report of school physican C. H. Hepburn on the health of the newly arrived students from the Osage Nation. Pratt notes that the students are quite satisfactory with the exception that are too few girls.
C. H. Hepburn, the Carlisle School Physican, reports on the general good health of the newly arrived students from the Shoshone Agency in the Wyoming Territory. He notes one student has scarring associated with scrofula but has no current enlarged lymph nodes and is presently healthy.
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.
Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Department of Indian Affairs letter concerning the failure to return sick children back to their homes before their deaths. Pratt details two cases where students were too ill to be sent back to their homes. He further states that the initial students from the...
Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from Lucius Q. C. Lamar, Secretary of the Interior, with information about two Nez Perce students, Luke Phillips and Samuel Johns, who became ill during their second term of enrollment. Pratt notes that he believes in many cases it is better to retain...
Richard Henry Pratt seeks additional funding to purchase food to meet the requirements outlined by the school surgeon for ill children including butter, milk, and eggs.
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...
Richard Henry Pratt follows up on his earlier letter emphasizing his request to return Manuelito Chou as soon as possible due to his poor health.
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.
Carlisle Indian School physician, C. H. Hepburn, reports on the death of Dennis Strikes First due to Typhoid Pneumonia on January 19, 1881. Note: In this record the student is identified as Denis.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards the report of the Carlisle School physician C. H. Hepburn on the deaths of Edward Upright and Giles. Hepburn notes the cause of death resulting from scarlet fever as well as pneumonia while recovering from measles.