Oscar F Lackey yellow fever

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Oscar F Lackey yellow fever - N ew Y ork , July 7.—Dr. Alvah II. Doty, health...
N ew Y ork , July 7.—Dr. Alvah II. Doty, health officer of the port of New York, made the first test of the yellow fever serum lie has prepared prepared by administering it last night to Oscar F. Lackey, a passenger passenger on tlie United States army transport McClellan, now detained at quarantine. The McClellan lett Santiago on July I. On the first day out, Miss IlelcL Ciendennin, a daughter of Doctor Ciendennin, an army surgeon, surgeon, who died at his post of duty at Santiago two days ago of yellow yellow fever, was attacked by the same disease. All knowledge of her father’s death has been kept from lier since tlie arrival of the McClellan here. Mr. Lackey was taken with the fever on the second day out. Both patients were promptly isolated. On tlie arrival of the McClellan an examination by Doctor Doty showed that two other passengers showed symptoms of yellow fever. They were John Ferguson, a discharged discharged soldier, and John Tid- warsli, a tugboat captain. All of the patients were transferred to Swinburne Island. Dr. Doty found on the arrival of the yellow fever victims that Mr. Lackey was in the most serious condition. The case of Miss Ciendennin was comparatively ^mila. He found that Mr. Lackey’s ♦‘empera- ture was 104 degrees. Mr. Lackey is a civil engineer .>om Baltimore and a brother-in- law of A. S. Abell of the Baltimore Baltimore Sun. Dr. Doty explained to him very brieily the nature of the yellow fever serum and Mr. Lackey readily consented t o have the preparation preparation used. An injection was given hypodermically at 11 o’clock last night and another three hours later. Dr. Doty said that within twenty-four hours tlie effect of the serum might be determined. The doctor spent the night at tlie hospital on Swinburne island watching his patient. “One case,’’said the doctor,“will, of course, not show conclusively whether the serum is a success or net. If the patient gets well it might be held that he would have recovered any way. I think,though, that a study of, say fifty cases, would demonstrate the usefulness of the serum. It is only by experiments experiments that we may reach conclusions. conclusions. The serum has been successfully successfully used in tests with animals. animals. It ought to prove effective in the case of human beings.”

Clipped from The Sedalia Democrat07 Jul 1899, FriPage 1

The Sedalia Democrat (Sedalia, Missouri)07 Jul 1899, FriPage 1
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