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Letters to the Teachers of the Alaska School Services

Eight Medical Letters to Teachers of the Alaska School Service, 1912

Daniel Saheyause Neuman (1869-1935) was a physician who worked for the Alaska School System located in Nome, AK.

Included in the collection are eight copies of holograph letters. They are part of a series. to teachers of Inuit children in the Alaska School Service, Northwestern District, from Dr. Neuman, and dated 1911 to 1912. The first letter says that the purpose is to instruct them on medical matters supplementary to his book. Symptoms and treatments of diseases like respiratory illness, rickets, measles, scarlet fever, eye diseases, and fevers are discussed. Certain local living conditions are cited as contributing toward the illnesses. Three of the letters contain general diagnostic techniques for use with children. Colored pencil illustrations are included in some of the letters. The readability of letters no. 1, 2, and 3 is hindered because of water-damage, and no. 8 has fragments missing from five leaves.