Medical Care at School

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The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 19)
December 16, 1887

The first page opened with an untitled poem about kindness, followed by "Part of Our Hospital Work," a reprint of a composition by Nancy Cornelius (Oneida) who detailed her experiences as a hospital assistant. She wrote about the breakfast routine and the Apache mothers caring for their babies at the hospital. There was also an article…

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Newspapers
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
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. 

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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. 

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Glass Plate Negative
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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. 

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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.

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Glass Plate Negative
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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. 

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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.

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Glass Plate Negative
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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 (M234), which were filmed from the original documents…

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Letters/Correspondence
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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 Indian School to hire its own physician.

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Letters/Correspondence
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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 Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office…

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Letters/Correspondence
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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 microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the…

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Letters/Correspondence
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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 documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Transfer of Medicine from Carlisle Barracks
February 28, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that medicine transferred from the War Department is not needed at Carlisle, as his homeopathic physician will supply his own. Pratt suggests that the medicines be sent elsewhere.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Sanitary Inspection, April 1880
April 11, 1880

George Kellogg of the Medical Division of the Bureau of Indian Affairs provides a sanitary report on the buildings, appliances, and children at the Carlisle Indian School. He recommends replacing some old brick drains with terra cotta pipes. He finds the buildings to be of a satisfactory condition, particularly commending the hospital - though…

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Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Decision to Fire School Physician Dr. J. S. Bender
September 4, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs school physician Dr. J. S. Bender that he will be fired at the end of the month unless he quits sooner. Pratt provides multiple reasons for his decision, including that almost every student sent to the school hospital dies or is sent home and that Bender did not provide Pratt with the proper medicine when he was sick…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
School Physician's Rebuttal to Pratt's Claims Against Him
September 7, 1880

Dr. J. S. Bender responds to Richard Henry Pratt's letter relieving him of his duties as school physician. In his response, Bender explains and defends himself against the claims that Pratt makes about him. Pratt forwards Bender's letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Hire Dr. Hepburn as School Physician
September 17, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to hire Dr. C. H. Hepburn as the Carlisle Indian School physician at $900 per year. Hepburn will exclusively treat students and employees, live on campus, and deliver weekly health lectures to the students.

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

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Plans to Construct a New Hospital, Problems with Current Hospital
September 27, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he desires a hospital that is purposely designed to be a hospital, isolated from the rest of the school, and on higher ground. He requests to spend $4,550 to construct a new hospital housing 12 beds south of the South Barracks. Pratt encloses several documents.

First, Surgeon…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Special Food Supplies for Sick Students
November 22, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $90 on butter, eggs, milk, and other food that the school physician believes is necessary for the students in poor health.

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…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Five Crusts of Vaccine Virus
December 29, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests five crusts of vaccine virus for new students and for students who received the vaccine a year ago but for whom it did not work.

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…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Submission of Plans to Build Hospital at the Carlisle School
January 11, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt submits plans and specifications for building a new hospital on the grounds of the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he has received multiple estimates for the cost of the building as well as supplies and believes that the use of Indian apprentices will greatly reduce labor costs. He states that the old hospital…

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Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Purchase Food for Ill Children
February 19, 1881

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.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Discussion of Scarlet Fever Outbreak at School
May 2, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt reports that a scarlet 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 own children from the local schools.

Pratt…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendation for Destruction of Mattresses due to Scarlet Fever
June 29, 1881

C. H. Hepburn, Carlisle Indian School Physician, informs Richard Henry Pratt that some mattresses should be destroyed due to scarlet fever contamination.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Special Estimate for Medical Supplies, December 1882
December 11, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt forwards special estimate for medical supplies in addition to a letter from the physician of the Carlisle Indian School Obediah Given describing the necessity of the supplies.

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Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration