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[*] posted on 11/27/2004 at 15:00
What did the doctor say was wrong?


Interesting item from the 1880s. Sadly, not filled in.

Translation???

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[*] posted on 11/27/2004 at 15:01


And the back

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[*] posted on 1/15/2008 at 21:47


Perhaps I'm missing something here, but it seems that in 3+ years there has yet to be an answer to this post.

Here's my translation:

Front:
To His Excellency: Anatolii Gavrilovich Batalin
Gorokhovaya, 70
1. On this side, nothing but the address is permitted.
2. The Post Department is not liable for the content of the letter.

Back:
Data on Patient with Contagious Illness
Name and Family Name
Age
Titles
Home Cure?
Sent (date I assume) to ... hospital
Home address: Section
on ... street, building #..., apt. #
Illness: diphtheria, scarlet fever, complications of diptheria, small pox, typhus.
Safety measures taken? Yes. No.
Medical attention required? Yes. No.
(Words not crossed out comprise the answer to the question)
Doctor's Signature

The part about medical attention reads more or less literally: Is the participation of a medical doctor needed? I don't know the gradations of medical care back then, but presume that the first provider would be more like a Licensed Practical Nurse in the US. Capable of doing almost everything, except the very high end care, and dispensing certain medicines.

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[*] posted on 1/16/2008 at 00:37


Quote:
Originally posted by Unhinged
Medical attention required? Yes. No.

The part about medical attention reads more or less literally: Is the participation of a medical doctor needed? I don't know the gradations of medical care back then, but presume that the first provider would be more like a Licensed Practical Nurse in the US. Capable of doing almost everything, except the very high end care, and dispensing certain medicines.

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This question is about a sanitary doctor involving in the case. Sanitary doctor was responsible for sanitary conditions of particular area he controlled. First provider was a regular medical doctor who had to sign this report and send it to some authorities.
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[*] posted on 1/16/2008 at 15:08


Just to add to Igor's comment....

Typical responsibility of Sanitary Doctor would be to inspect certain facilities and approve it for operation from sanitary point of view (let's say - food store, restaurant, etc). Another area would be to inspect certain house where some person was diagnosed with infectious disease and make recommendations how to prevent spreading infection, etc.
In the context of this postcard this specific question (if Sanitary Doctor involvement required) simply means that Family Doctor was required to mark if he feels that Sanitary Doctor should visit this location/patient to make sure that there will be no further spreading of this infection.
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