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The Oglala light. [volume] ([Pine Ridge, S.D.]) 190?-19??, April 01, 1918, Image 27

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TCERNING
Lawrence, Kansas.
From The Indian Leader:
Haskell has just gone through a
very serious and perplexing epidemic
of grippe, not the ordinary grippe or
influenza but a strepto-grippe, such
as the different Army camps have
been having. In all cases the
epidemic grippe has followed soon
after epidemics of rebella (German
measles).
On March 17, without any thought
of sickness being near, pupils began
to come to the hospital. The second
day 39 came. During the week so
many were sick that school and
industrial departments practically
had to stop their work there was a
total in the hospital wards of 207
who were sick enough to require
day and night attention. Among this
number were 16 very serious lung
complicated cases of which 4 died of
pneumonia, and 1 of hemorrhage
from the lungs. The remainder are
doing nicely. In all serious cases
the parents have been notified by
telegraph.
Besides those in the hospital there
were 250 or more who were not yery
sick and were allowed to stay in the
different dormitories until able to
attend school.
News Items of General Interest
HIS DEPARTMENT IS OPEN FOR CONTRIBUTIONS CON
THE INDIAN AND HIS PROGRESS EVERYWHERE
'The Newest Fighting Corps—7he Potatriots Join the Ranks and
Spud the Kaiser
"Every Spud a Bullet."
23.
The form of the disease was so
unusual that outside physicians—two
from Lawrence, five from the Kansas
State Board of Health Service,
and Dr. Van Cleave, special
physician in the Indian Service—
were called in for consultation.
The University of Kansas kindly
sent us a member of their staff to
make a study of the bacteria causing
the epidemic.
In addition to the regular hospital
nurse and assistants, four graduate
nurses from outside were called in
for assistance. The best of nursing
has peen obtained. Supt. Peairs has
not spared expense and has repeated
ly asked that nothing he left undone
which might help those sick.
At the present time the epidemic
appears to be spent. "We still have
several quite sick cases in the hospi
tal but there are no new ones coming
in and school conditions are about
normal.
We want all parents to know that
we will give their children, who are
pupils at Haskell, the best of medi
cal care and nursing when they are
sick, and when their condition is at
all serious we will, without delay,
write or telegraph parents or guar
dians concerning the conditions.

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