Mary [Muir Hand]
ill health - Her lung trouble so long necessitating isolation from home - also the other sick times that came when she was younger.When your letter told of five weeks in the hospital - - I thought the fever was soon under control or was mild in form or they hardly could have let her go in so short a time. — When Wheler had typhoid, he had been employed by a surveying party and was far from home - good medical attendance could not be had as soon as needed- and his trouble first took the form of peritonitis - from which he suffered greatly. He was taken to Denver and placed in a hospital there, and by that time well defined typhoid conditions were recognized - He had to remain in the hospital about three months - and it was eight months before he was able to work again;The fact that the right care could not be had for many days made his case the more serious.
 Jun 22
Original letter dimensions: 17.5 x 26.5 cm.
Reel 18, Image 0554
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