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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1884
([1884])

Report of physician, Pine Ridge agency,   pp. 211-212 PDF (599.1 KB)


Page 212

212        REPORT OF PHYSICIAN, PINE RIDGE AGENCY. 
Our location for healthfulness could hardly be excelled, being entirely exempt
from 
malaria and the more malignant zymotics, located on an extensive, elevated
prairie, 
visited by strong, dry winds, and abundant atmospheric electricity contribute
to clean- 
liness of the villages. The agency proper, besides being. thoroughly drained,
sup- 
plied with sewerage and garbage holes, is carefully policed as frequently
as necessary. 
The medical supplies sent here for the dispensary are of good quality and
quantity, 
though there are several preparations, such as aloes, tr. belladonna, tr.
gentian, po- 
rous-plasters, &c., that could be utilized if allowed on requisition.
Also several 
minor surgical instruments, not on hand, are needed for emergencies in such
a large 
community. 
Very respectfully, 
J. ASHLEY THOMPSON, M. D., 
Dr. V. T. MCGILLICUDDY, Agent.                         Agency Physician.


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