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Doctor and Nurses Administering Anesthesia, c. 1909

A white male doctor and two nurses attend a patient on a table in the operating room of the school hospital. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Female Patients in the Sleeping Porch of the School Hospital, c. 1909

A white female nurse and a female student nurse attend two female students in beds on the sleeping porch of the school hospital. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Female Students in Hospital Ward, c. 1909

A white female nurse and a female student nurse attend three female student patients in beds in a hospital ward. Another female student, apparently a visitor, sits in a chair beside of the beds. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Infirmary at School Hospital, c. 1909

Two white male doctors, one white female nurse and a female student nurse attending a patient in a room in the school hospital.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Male Patients in the Sleeping Porch of the School Hospital, c. 1909

Two white male doctors, a white female nurse, and a female student nurse attend two male students in beds on the sleeping porch of the school hospital. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Three Student Nurses and a Male Patient, c. 1909

Three female student nurses attend a male student patient in a ward in the school hospital.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Request to Purchase 140 Vaccines for Students
November 19, 1879

Surgeon J. H. Frantz informs Richard Henry Pratt that only 30 of the 158 students have been vaccinated. Pratt forwards Frantz's comments to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and requests to purchase 140 vaccines.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Employment of a Doctor
December 9, 1879

Richard H. Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that Dr. J. J. Bender would be willing to be the Indian School's doctor for $600 per year. However, Dr. Bender is the leading physician in the town of Carlisle and has many patients. Pratt suggests that it could be better for the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Obtain Offer for Annual Medical Services and Machines
December 11, 1879

Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt requests that Richard Henry Pratt obtain an offer for medical services and machines for $600 per year.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Temporary Employment of Dr. J. J. Bender
December 12, 1879

Richard H. Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that Dr. J. J. Bender will be hired in a temporary capacity. Dr. Bender will visit the school as often as necessary and will "take charge of all cases of sickness."

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requests Five Additional Crusts of Vaccine Virus
December 15, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that the five crusts of vaccine virus previously sent are insufficient with many not taking and requests five additional crusts.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Acknowledgement of Receipt of Five Crusts of Vaccine Virus
December 22, 1879

Richard H. Pratt acknowledges receipt of five crusts of vaccine virus.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Permanently Hire Dr. J. J. Bender
December 27, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that Dr. J. J. Bender's temporary employment "has proven acceptable" and requests to permanently hire him for $700 per year .

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Question Regarding Carlisle's Employment of a Homeopathic Physician
December 29, 1879 - January 3, 1880

R. L. Sibbet, a citizen of Carlisle, asks why the Carlisle Indian School is employing a homeopathic physician instead of a doctor that practices "rational medicine."

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transfer of Nurses between Carlisle Indian School and Haskell Institute
December 7, 1907 - December 12, 1907

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent William A. Mercer requests that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs order the mutual transfer of nurses between his school and the Haskell Institute.  Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Larrabee writes to mercer and Haskell Institute Superintendent H...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Disagreement about a Potential Nurse Raise
June 21, 1909 - July 1, 1909

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Moses Friedman requests that the nurse's salary not be raised from $720 to $780 per year because "the work here is not arduous, there being a number of student apprentice nurses who render valuable assistance." In addition, the costs in food supply bids have...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds for Medical Care of Students
July 6, 1910 - September 20, 1910

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Moses Friedman requests to spend $500 from the "Indian School, Carlisle, Pa., 1911" account for special medical treatment for students, taking students to Philadelphia for treatment, and for medicine and food for the school hospital. Assistant Commissioner...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Hospital Supplies
December 2, 1910 - January 13, 1911

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Moses Friedman requests to spend $101.34 from the "Charity Fund" account for hospital supplies. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs F. H. Abbott informs Friedman that he doesn't need authority to make the purchase. Carbon copies of Friedman's request...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Visit from Doctor to Help Treat Trachoma Cases Among Students
December 6, 1911 - December 22, 1911

Daniel W. White, the Department of the Interior Eye and Trachoma Expert, asks Carlisle Indian School Surgeon in Charge Dr. A. R. Allen to request, through Superintendent Friedman, to send White to Carlisle after the holidays. Allen forwards White's letter to Friedman. Friedman requests that the...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Denial of a Trial for Carlisle Indian School Physician's Potential Tuberculosis Remedy
December 4, 1914 - January 23, 1915

Carlisle Indian School Physician Dr. Walter Rendtorff informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he thinks he may have developed a cure for tuberculosis, which he has used on David Belin and two others. He requests to give it a trial at the Fort Lapwai and Toledo sanitariums. 

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay a Local Dentist to Work on Student Body
September 8, 1915

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps requests to spend $200 from the "Indian School, Carlisle, Pa., 1916" account to pay for students' dental work. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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