Report of Data Obtained in Visits to Tuberculosis Patients of Johns Hopkins Hospital Dispensary, from January 12 to June 13,
In the 1890s, realizing that many tuberculosis victims could not afford to go away for treatment at a sanitarium, and could
easily spread the disease to those at home, Osler established a program to study tuberculosis in the community, prevent its
spread, and improve home care. He had female medical students, including Elizabeth Blauvelt, visit tuberculosis patients seen
at the Johns Hopkins Dispensary. The students gave advice to patients and their families about diet, sanitation, the need
for fresh air, etc., and kept records of the conditions found in the homes. This is Mrs. Blauvelt's record of patients
seen during six months in 1901.
The clinic numbers have been redacted on this roster because the Privacy Board of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions judged
them to be protected health information.
Item is handwritten.
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Blauvelt, Elizabeth H.
Original Repository: Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives. William Osler Collection
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
"Father of Modern Medicine": The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1889-1905