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Catalog Number 2005.039.00006
Object Name Ledger
Title Record of Contagious Diseases; City of Sioux Falls
Scope & Content A ledger book kept by the City of Sioux Falls to track contagious diseases in the city/county between 1953 and 1963. The book has black covers with a metal peg spine. The ledger tracked mumps, measles, chicken pox, small pox, diphtheria, tuberculosis, whooping cough, scarlet fever, and other. The ledger notes where each disease was reported, the person who was sick, their address, their age, their sex, their illness, the day their illness started, where their illness started (i.e., their school, their residence, etc), and the attending physician. The miscellaneous section includes other diseases not specifically noted, such as polio, hepatitis, cancer, meningitis, and so on. Many pages are unused.
Date 1953-1963
Dates of Creation 1953-1963
Language of Material English
Imagefile 067\200503900006.JPG
Search Terms People
McKennan Hospital
Sioux Valley Hospital
Scarlet Fever
Whooping Cough
Small pox
Chicken pox