Sarah M[uir] Galloway
Scappoose, Oregon.Decr 3 - 1902Dear brother JohnI have been a long time in writing, but there has been so much to claim time and attention. After consulting some of the Doctors in Portland, and after careful consideration Hiram has decided to return to Chicago to have his shoulder treated. It is a case where a Doctor needs to see it every day, or oftener. He will go to Dr Panlin who has invited him to come, and he will give him his best care, he saw the sore and would have removed it when Hiram was there in the spring and it would have been better as it has turned out, for it is a very serious matter now. The first cause was the bite of a large black spider, he had suffered from a severe attack of grippe, was quite run down for some years afterwards and I suppose could not [throw?] off the poison as well. He was working in the hay meadow when he felt the bite, and instantly gathered a handful of his shirt over the place, then pulled it off as quickly as possible to see what it was, and found the spider. That was perhaps [several?] years ago, the lump has kept growing, slowly at03111
1902 Dec 3
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