25 March 2018

Park Hospital, Portsmouth, Ohio Part #6 Final in Series

Park Hospital Records
 1903-1908
Part 6
Portsmouth, Scioto County, Ohio, United States

(This is the final year of records for Park Hospital.)

#368.  Mrs. C. L. Larew. Dr. J. S. Rardin. Residence Pulaska, Virginia (sic the town is Pulaski).  Admitted Jan. 1, 1908.  Prepared for and operated January 2 by Dr.’s Rardin assisted by Dr. Margaret Fulton. Cauterized fissure and dilated sphincter.  Went home much improved.  Discharged January 8, 1908.

#369. H. G. Halderman, M. D.  Dr.’s (ink smeared) and Halderman. Residence City. Admitted January 1, 1908. Discharged January 22, 1908. (This is S. S. Halderman’s son Henry Gorath Halderman.)

#370.  Mr. John Dietz. Dr. L. D. Allard. Residence, city.  Admitted January 3, 1908. Typhoid fever. Temp. 101, pulse 80. Discharged February 1, 1908.

#371. Joseph Carr. Dr. J. S. Rardin. Residence Greenup, Kentucky. Admitted January 6, 1908. Operated by Dr. rardin. Tonsils and adenoids removed. Discharged January 7, 1908.

#372. Mrs. James Pyle. Dr. J. W. Fitch. Residence Waverly, Ohio. Admitted January 4, 1906. Operation curettage. Patient made a rapid recovery, went home after 14 days. Discharged January 18, 1908.

#373. Mrs. Anne Becker. Dr. J. W. Fitch. Residence, city.  Admitted Janaury 18, 1908. La Grippe. Discharged February 11, 1908.

#374. Mr. Arthur Faneuf. Dr. A. D. Berndt. Residence, city. Admitted January 19, 1908. Typhoid fever.   (No further entries.)

#375.  Mr. Gobel G. Napier. Dr. S. S. Halderman. Residence, city.  Admitted January 24, 1908. Fireman. Injured in boiler explosion near Haverhill. Face burned by steam and right leg broken just above ankle.  Discharged February 5, 1908.

#376. Miss Mary Raymond. Dr. A. D. Berndt. Residence, city.  Admitted January 24, 1908. Prepared for operation January 24. Fistula opened and drained, cauterized and closed. Discharged February 7, 1908.

#377. Mrs. Mary Pendergast. Dr. S. S. Halderman. Residence, city.  Admitted January 26, 1908. Discharged February 15,1908.

#378. Mr. William Chanell. Dr. S. S. Halderman. Residence, Lucasville, Ohio.  Admitted January 27, 1908. Stone mason injured at Davis Station. Had toe amputated.  Discharged January 29, 1908.

#379. Mr. Walter Ellis. Dr. Flint Kline.  Residence, Detroit, Michigan. Admitted February 4, 1908. Typhoid Fever. Temp 103.2, pulse 68.  Nourishment every 3 hours, cold sponge when temp above 102.  Fever gradually reduced to normal and below. Patient made an uninterrupted recovery.  Discharged March 9, 1908.

#380.  Mr. John Baker. D. S. S. Halderman. Residence, Earlytown, Ohio.  Admitted February 4,1908. Brakeman injured by falling from train, skull fractured at base of brain.  Never regained consciousness.  Died February 5, 1908.

#381. Fred W. Keyes. Dr. S. S. Halderman. Admitted February 18, 1908. Brakeman. Had left arm caught between the bumper when trying to make a coupling. No bones broken, muscles crushed and arm cut on either side. Arm dressed with dichloride gauze.  Discharged February 21, 1908.

#382. Mr. Charles Noel. Dr. F. H. Williams. Residence, city.  Admitted March        5,1908.  Hernia. Prepared and operated on March6 by Dr. Williams assisted by Dr.’s Flint Kline, harry Shirrmann and O. W. Robe. Discharged April 9, 1908.

#383. Mr. E. J. Kerfoot. Dr. F. H. Williams. Residence, city.  Admitted March 13, 1908. Treatment medical. Discharged improved on March 15, 1908.

#384. George Walters.  Dr. P. J. Kline. Residence, city.  Admitted March 18, 1908. Pneumonia. Temp 104…liquid diet every three hours. Patient very delirious until April 3. After that mind cleared up, slept well, ate hearty, improved rapidly and was discharged April 11, 1908.

#385. Henry Johnson.  Dr. S. S. Halderman. Residence, city.  Admitted March 18, 1908.  Operation castration. Operated by Dr. S. S. Halderman, assisted by Dr. E. W. Hubert. Anesthetized by dr. W.W. Smith. Improved rapidly. Discharged March 30, 1908.

#386.  Miss Lizzie Cottle. Dr. S. S. Halderman. Residence, city.  Admitted March 21, 1908. Discharged April 6, 1908.

#387.  Miss Polly Kirk. Dr. J. S. Rardin. Residence Braden, West Virginia.  Admitted March 22, 1908.  Operated by Dr. J. S. Rardin, anesthetized by Dr. S. S. Halderman. Operation cleft palate and hair lip.

#388.  Thomas Kennard. Dr. A. D. Berndt & F. Williams. Residence 10th St., city.  Admitted March 26, 1908. Shoe worker, age 46 years. Fell from moving street car.  Had slight scalp wound and in a dazed condition. Head dressed…vomited…suffered pain in head. Given morph…Calomel…removed to home march 27. Improved. Discharged March27, 1908.

#389.  Albert Gibbs. Dr. J. S. Rardin. Residence, city.  Admitted April 4, 1908.  Shoe worker, age 22 years suffering from gun shot wound in right breast. Did not probe for bullet. Discharged April 7, 1908.

#390.  John Blackburn. Dr. J. W. Fitch. Residence, city.  Admitted April 6, 1908.  Fracture of femur. Had leg broken about half way between the knee and hip while working in saw mill. Age 47 years. (No discharge date cited.)

#391. Mr. M. D. Williams. Dr. F. H. Williams. Residence, Cleveland, Ohio. Admitted April 7, 1908.  In an unconscious condition. (No discharge date cited.)

#392.  Mr. E. J. Kerfort. Dr. F. H. Williams.  Residence, city.  Admitted April 11, 1908. Suffering from rheumatism in right leg. Treatment medical. Left Hospital April 16 improved.

#393. Mrs. Emma Culbertson. Dr. F. M. Edwards.  Residence, city.  Admitted April 20, 1908. Suffering with pain in abdomen. Morph …strych…Hot stripes on abdomen. Removed home after 11 days much improved.  Discharged May 1, 1908.

#394.  Mrs. F. G. Lowes. Dr.’s P . J. and Flint Kline. Residence, city. Admitted April 27, 1908. Prepared for and operated on April 28. Dr.’s Kline, assisted by Dr. A. R. Moore. Cancer left breast removed. Changed dressing April 29 after that every few days. Patient improved rapidly. Discharged May 11, 1908.

#395. Mr. Boyd Thompson. Dr. S. S. Halderman. Admitted April 29, 1908. Typhoid fever. Temp. 102. Discharged May 16, 1908.

#396. Mrs. Lucy Pierce. Dr. L. D. Allard. Admitted April 30, 1908. Discharged much improved May 7, 1906.

#397. Mr. Walter Radcliff. Dr. F. H. Williams.  Admitted May 9, 1908. Both legs amputated at the knee. Limbs crushed under engine at Portsmouth Steel plant. Dr.’s Williams, Shirrmann, Flint Kline, anesthetized by Dr. Jessee. Made good recovery.

#398. Mrs. Lorin Yost. Dr. A. D. Berndt. Residence Sciotoville, Ohio. Admitted May 12, 1908. Prepared for and operated May 14. Dr.’s Berndt and Allard.  Anesthetized by Dr.  Halderman. Operation Trachelorrhaphy.  Stitches removed 10th day…Discharged May 26.

#399. Wilson Eastep (as spelled) Dr. A. D. Berndt. Residence city.  Admitted June 1, 1908. Injured hand. Discharged June 8.

#400. James Hughs. Dr. A. D. Berndt.  Residence Brewery Hollow. Admitted June 6, 1908.  Fell from street car. Was not injured.  Discharged June 7, 1908.

#401.  Mr. Jake Schmidt. Dr. F. M. Edwards. Residence Covington, Kentucky. Admitted June 7, 1908. C&O fireman was injured near South Portsmouth, Kentucky. Had fracture of skull. Necessary to trephine and remove portion of bone. Was removed home June 13. Much improved. 

#402.  Miss Merle Dins. Dr. F. H. Williams.  Residence city. Admitted June 18, 1908.  Was operated by Dr. Williams assisted by Dr. P. J. Kline. Dilation of cervix. Discharged June 22, 1908.

#403. Ed Mohr. Dr. A. D. Berndt. Residence Portsmouth, Ohio.  Admitted July 1, 1908.Right hand injured in sausage machine. Stitches taken. Hand dressed every day for awhile, then every other day, until well. Discharged July 3, 1908.

#404. Miss Lizzie Cottle. Dr. S. S. Halderman. Residence city. Admitted July 2, 1908. Prepared for operation July 4, 8:30 A. M. Anaesthetized by dr. W. W. Smith. Operated by Dr. S. S. Halderman assisted by Dr. Rardin and Berndt. Large abdominal tumor removed. Made good recovery.  Discharged August 1, 1908.

#405.  Alex Tyree. Dr. S. S. Halderman. Residence city.  Admitted July 4, 1908. Had left foot caught between cars and injured at Glen Har??, bruised considerable began walking on crutches after 10 days and left hospital the 14th day. Discharged July 17, 1908.

#406. Charles Miller. Dr. Flint Kline. Admitted July 9, 1908. Prepared for and operated on July 10, 8:20 A. M. Anaesthetized by Dr. P. J. Kline. Operated by Dr. Flint Kline assisted by Dr. S. S. Halderman. Tumor removed from neck. Patient suffered greatly from shock. Whiskey and strych given hypodermically and saline infusion ½ pt. Patient gradually recovered and went home after 7 days. Discharged July 17, 1908.

#407. Mr. T. T. Marshall. Dr. S. S. Halderman. Residence Portsmouth, Ohio.  Admitted July 11, 1908.  Was caught between the tender of engine and platform of the Portsmouth Cold Storage Plant. Sustaining fracture of 10th rib and severe bruising back and side, region of liver. Was able to be moved home on 12th day.

#408.  Mrs. McManes. Dr. J. B. Rardin, city. Admitted July 15, 1908. Prepared for operation July 17. Anaesthetized by Dr. A. D. Berndt. Operated by Dr. J. B. Rardin, assisted by Dr. S. S. Halderman, J. W. Fitch.  Complete hysterectomy and appendectomy.  Appendix was adherent to fibroid tumor of uterus size of double fist. Made good recovery. Going home on August 5. Discharged August 5.  December 3, 08 greatly improved in health doing household work.

#409.  Mrs. Harry McKee.  Dr. J. S. Rardin.  Admitted July 19, 1908. Prepared for and operated July 20 by Dr. Rardin. Anaesthetized by Dr. W. G. Cheney. Retained placental and debris. Curettage and repair of lacerated perineum. Made good recovery.  Discharged August 9, 1908.

#410. Arthur Gore.  Dr. S. S. Halderman.  Residence Chester, South Carolina.  Admitted July 28, 1908. Had part of finger amputated. Discharged July30 ,  1908.

#411.  Forest Kemper. Admitted August 7, 1908.  Dr. J. S. Rardin. Operated on August 7 by Dr. Rardin, assisted by Dr. Halderman. Anaesthetized by Dr. Osborne. Separation from epiphysis of lower end of right femur, upper fragment forward, could not reduce under anesthetic. Made lateral incisions and removed one inch of lower end of deaphesis (sic) replaced applied splints later plaster dressing. Made good recovery. Walking on this leg which is thoroughly well. Discharged August 10, 1908.

#412.  Mrs. Emma Cox. Dr. J. D. Jordan. Residence Portsmouth, Ohio.  Admitted August 29, 1908. Typhoid fever. Pulse 90, temp 103 …nourishment every 3 hours. Cold sponge every 3 hrs. ..castor oil. Discharged October 7, 1908.

#413.  Mr. Daniel Phillippi. Dr. J. D. Jordan. Residence Portsmouth, Ohio.  Admitted September 4, 1908. Typhoid fever. Temp 102, pulse 96, resp. 18. Nourishment every three hours, cold sponge when temp above 102. …castor oil. Temp dropped to normal 16th. Patient removed to boarding house September 23. Discharged September 23, 1908.

#414. Mrs. Emma Graf. Dr. J. W. Fitch. Residence Portsmouth, Ohio. Admitted September 10, 1908. Patient was prepared and operated upon at 4:00 P.M. by Dr.’s Fitch and Rardin. Anaesthetized by dr. P. J. Kline. Appendix removed which was gangrenous. Patient developed acute peritonitis and very weak heart. Patient was removed from hospital the 14th day and made an uninterrupted recovery. Discharged September 24, 1908.

#415. Mrs. Ollie Peed. Dr. Flint Kline. Residence Portsmouth, Ohio.  Admitted Sept. 10, 1908. Typhoid Fever. Temp. 103. Pulse 84, resp. 18. Light nourishment every 3 hours. Cold sponge every 3 hours. Discharged October 8, 1908.

#416.  Grover Jackson Odel. Dr. S. S. Halderman. Residence Portsmouth, Ohio.  Admitted September 11, 1908. Had left foot amputated part of the toes right foot.  Right hand amputated and part of fingers on left hand. Was cut and bruised about the body. Bleeding from left ear.  Wounds healed rapidly was taken home September 22, 1908.

#417. Mrs. Oliver Kenedy. Dr. J. W. Fitch. Residence Portsmouth, Ohio.  Admitted September 14, 1908. Prepared for and operated upon at 2 P. M. by Dr.’s Fitch and Halderman, assisted by Dr. A. D. Berndt. Anaesthetized by dr. J. Rardin.  The operation was a cholecystostomy. The Gall bladder was thickened from inflammation, exudate and very fragile. The cavity contained two gall stones. Each about as large as a quail’s egg…patient…age 43 had been a sufferer from hepatic colic since she was 18 years old. Discharged October 12, 1908.

#418.  Miss Mary Aitken. Dr. S. S. Halderman. Residence Portsmouth, Ohio. Admitted September 24, 1908. Discharged improved October 3, 1908.

#419. Daniel Phillippi. Dr. J. D. Jordan. Residence Portsmouth, Ohio.  Admitted September 28, 1908. Typhoid fever. Temp 103, pulse 94, resp. 18. Was removed to boarding house suffered a relapse, returned to hospital.  Cold sponge every 3 hours. Light nourishment every 3 h ours…temp. gradually dropped back to normal. Discharged October 17, 1908.

#420. Mrs. Ollie Peed. Dr. D. A. Berndt. Residence city.  Admitted November 5, 1908. Gave birth to 10 pound baby boy at 5:30 A. M. November 6.  Repaired lacerated perineum. Mother and baby did very good. Removed to home in two weeks. Discharged November 19, 1908. (Extractor: Familysearch,  Ohio Births show the baby as Paul Winfred Peed. Father Ollie Winifred Peed. Mother Elsie May Cline.)

#421. Miss Edna Gist. Dr. J. S. Rardin. Residence Sciotoville.  Admitted November 18, 1908. Operated November 19, 1908 opening gall bladder and removed 43 calculi..  Fundus was firmly adherent to transverse colon which was difficultly separated. December 3, 1908 Patient has made a fine recovery left hospital …much improved. Discharged December 3, 1908.

#422. Mr. E. M. Wamsley. Dr. D. A. Berndt. Residence New Boston, Ohio.  Admitted November 18, 1908. Street car motorman received a very bad scalp wound by falling when getting off car. A number of stitches was taken to close wound. Head dressed. Removed to his home.  Discharged November 18, 1908.

#423. Miss Nettie Cook. Dr. J. W. Fitch. Resides city.  Admitted November 20, 1908. Suffering from typhoid fever. Subnormal temp 97. Pulse very rapid 120. Was very delirious given nourishment every 3 hours. Castor oil…med every 3 hrs, strych …throat in very bad condition. Died November 26, 1908.

#424. Mont Ellis. Dr. D. A. Berndt. Residence city.  Admitted November 26, 1908.  Anesthetized by Dr. P. J. Kline. Dr.’s Berndt and F. H. Williams amputated 4 toes and a part of the foot.  Was removed to his home December 3. Discharged December 3, 1908.

#425.  Mr. Robert Owens.  Dr. S. S .Halderman. Residence Dalesburg, Kentucky (Breathitt county). Admitted November 30, 1908. Anaesthetized by dr. D. A. Berndt. Operation for phimosis by Dr. Halderman…patient made rapid recovery was discharged 3rd day.  Discharged December 2, 1908.

#426. Mrs. Robert Lyman. Dr. S. S. Halderman. Residence city.  Admitted December 6, 1908. Given anesthetic by Dr. Berndt. Operation for harelip. Dr. S. S. Halderman assisted by Dr. Moore. Patient did very nicely.  Removed home next morning. Discharged December 7, 1908.
#427. Mr. Thomas McCann. Dr. S. S. Halderman. Residence Rardin, Ohio.  Admitted December 9, 1908. Given Anesthetic by dr. D. A. Berndt. Operation for phimosis by Dr. Halderman. Patient recovered rapidly. Patient recovered rapidly. Discharged December 10, 1908.

#428. Mr. William Dietz. Dr. D. A. Berndt. Resides city.  Admitted December 23, 1908.  (No further treatment or discharge or any entry after admitted.)

There are several paper items tucked inside the Park Hospital ledger.  Among the items included is a photograph of a very ill man.  The picture was labeled by Dr. H. G. Halderman. “Jack Lavour age 45   .  Admitted October 24, died Nov 2, 1902. Confluent variola. 8th day of eruption..  Taken Nov. 1, 1902. He was never vaccinated.  Since this was just prior to the 1903 ledger this extractor wonders if he might have been the first person admitted to Park Hospital.

Several receipts are included in this grouping. The last is D. A. Berndt, MD, Eighth and Gay Street payable to Dr. S. S. Halderman dated July 1, 1910 for professional services of anesthetics from June 1909 with a list of the patients which I included here for researchers:
Esther Maier, Mrs. Jos. Weber, Jean Allison, Jas Wilburn,Roberta Dixon, --Schauffner, Ruth Kelley, Mrs. Cartmell, Leslie Swith, Daniel Handshaw, Charles Whitley, Mrs. McKinnedy, Harrison Farley. 

The back of receipt lists: Pearl Kinnison, Fred Gruber, Mary E. Bailey, Jas. A. Henry.





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