flu epidemis & emergency hospitals.

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flu epidemis & emergency hospitals. - raSRil sci Bron-jHealth Board and Red | Cross...
raSRil sci Bron-jHealth Board and Red | Cross Cooperating to Care For Mexican Patients. 1 is is of at Plans are being worked out by the p city board of health and the local s Red Cro.^s for the hospitalization of Mexican sufferers from influenza. Kx- act proposals were still lacking Wednesday morning, but Dr. W. K Brown, js chairman of the Red Cross, was con- Ig sldering converting one or more of the schools into hospitals, by tearing out the desk.s and installing cots. At a meeting of the health bo^ird, nttenfled bj' maj'or Charles I>avis and I ts , II. S. Wl'.ite and J. W. Tapi>an. Wednesday morning, it was decided that the city would extend every cooperation in any plans worked out 1 y the lied Cross and the health boards. J. B. Gwin. secretary of the Asso- _ ciated Charities, had also offered his 1=3 assistance in the matter. Aoy School at Disposal. Aoy school, with 28 rooms, is at the disposili of the city health board and = thè Rea Cross for use as a hospital for ' = patients i?\ the lower jiart of the city = suffering /roni influenza. At a called = n;eeting of the school board Wednes- ¡ = (\ay noon at the office of vice presi- j = dent Dr. li. L. Raiuey, it was decided ! = to allow the use of this building as a hospital. 'S The board was of opinion that if the 'p epidemic in the south side become.« worse additional school buildings may be converted into hospitals. | = >Iay Ile«nien IVorlh Side Sc1i«»o1n. ig It was the general opinion that the ^ epidemic- has abated sufficiently 1 = Hjnong the American population to al- ' — low the reopenimr of the schools north of the tracks next Monday, but no | <lefinl*e action in this matier will be _ taken until later, it was decided. | = Work Out Complete IMnn.n. Following t¡’,e action of the school ^ board in tendering the use of Aoy ¡ = school for hospital purposes for Mex- i = ican.s suffering from influenza, com-¡i^ píete details of tiie plan were worked is out by the city, the federal health j ^ service and the local Red Cross. i = The plan will be entirely cooper- j ^ ative, a.s follow.«; The school hoard ; = furnishing the building; the federal service, through l>r. J. W. Tappan, supplying the phy.^icians; tlie Red : r Gro.'-s, through Dr. W. L. Brown, sup-, = I ^ I>lying beds and materials, and the s city furnishing water, heat and tlie | = like. Few Xurneit Care for 3Iuny. The conversion of schools into emergency hospitals was considered lor the reason that it would te^d to fcolve the problem created by the scarcity of nurses, as a lew expert nurse.s, assisted by nongraduate nurses, could care for large numbers of patients in that way. The plan would also create more hyg.eni'- and sanitary conditions for the sufferers, it was said. -V compilation of vital statisti< s at the city health office Wednesday morning showed 113 deaths fr^m influenza during the week ending at that time. Total deaths were 131, comprising 2fi Americans. 1(»2 Mexicans and three negroes. Births numbered 10. ^lexieanM Dyinj;; on I.sland. County commissioner Henry Herring, from the lower valley, was in 4439

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  1. El Paso Herald,
  2. 16 Oct 1918, Wed,
  3. Page 5

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