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Babies' sore eyes is a dangerous disease

Babies' sore eyes is a dangerous disease
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Health
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This poster, issued by the Kansas State Board of Health, informs parents about the danger and treatment of Infantile Conjunctivitis and how to avoid needless blindness in children.


Baby will be unhappy and cross

Baby will be unhappy and cross
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Health
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
A poster issued by the Kansas State Board of Health, outlining good infant care.


Baby will be well and happy

Baby will be well and happy
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Health
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This poster, issued by the Kansas State Board of Health, includes information on good baby care.


Barber Board

Barber Board
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to the Barber Board. Topics included, but not limited to, in the correspondence is current standing and investigation of the Barber Board, license renewal with the Board, and a House bill to abolish the Barber Board. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Bathing the baby

Bathing the baby
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Health
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This poster, issued by the Kansas State Board of Health, illustrates how to bathe a baby.


Chiropractor Practicing Without a License

Chiropractor Practicing Without a License
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: January 13, 1915
This file includes a letter from Mrs. Martin Kenyon of Downs, Kansas. Topics discussed, but not limited to, in the correspondence is a chiropractor who was practicing without a license who is no longer practicing but Kenyon feels he should be allowed to continuing practicing from a personal testimony. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Chiropractors and Chiropractic Board

Chiropractors and Chiropractic Board
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
These letters sent to Governor Arthur Capper's office are interested in the appointment of the Board of Chiropractors in Kansas and licensing. This part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Circular letter no.1 from the Kansas State Board of Health

Circular letter no.1 from the Kansas State Board of Health
Date: Bewteen 1900 and 1920
This letter explains the duty of the health officers and physicians of the state to report deaths to the State Board of Health or be fined $10.


Circular letter no. 2. Prevention of typhoid fever

Circular letter no. 2. Prevention of typhoid fever
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Health
Date: 1897
This letter, issued by the Kansas State Board of Health, outlines ways to prevent typhoid fever; although the cause was not yet fully known. A table shows the typhoid fever death rate per 100,000 of population in five cities in the world. Table 2 compares the death rate in Berlin and Chicago.


Conditions at Camp Funston correspondence

Conditions at Camp Funston correspondence
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: July 10, 1918-July 19, 1918
This correspondence deals with complaints about the treatment of servicemen at the hospital in Camp Funston. Written during the summer of the Influenza of 1918, these various pieces of correspondence indicate the extreme concern shown for the health of the men being treated at Funston. Particularly interesting is the letter to Governor Capper that was sent to him by "an Anxious Mother." In the letter, the unknown mother of a soldier hospitalized at Camp Funston pleads with Governors Capper to do something about the poor food and sanitary conditions at the facility. A complete transcription is available by clicking "Text Version" below.


Cup

Cup
Date: between 1800 and 1920
Hand-wrought communal iron drinking cup with attached chain. The cup was attached to a rock by the Sulphur Spring public spring near Fort Scott around 1800 and saw continuous use until communal drinking cups were banned by the Kansas State Board of Health in 1909. The cup was replaced by a sanitary drinking fountain on November 1, 1911. Dr. Samuel J. Crumbine, Director of the Board of Health, used the cup in his public health and sanitation campaigns, and it was later displayed at the Paper Cup and Container Institute in New York.


Death by causes: influenza

Death by causes: influenza
Creator: Kansas State Board of Health
Date: 1918
This summary of deaths, compiled by the Division of Vital Statistics of the Kansas State Board of Health, details the total number of deaths that resulted during the Influenza of 1918. Often referred to as the Spanish Flu during the period, the Influenza of 1918 took a significant toll on Kansas with 2,639 recorded deaths. However, the death toll across the globe was much worse, with estimated deaths varying anywhere from 50 million to 100 million people. To view the full, two volume report see unit 220786. In the full volume (UID 220786 ), there is a page for each county, and additional pages for larger cities ? possibly the first class ones. Each page bears a number that corresponds to the number on the page of statistics for this unit. Numbers 1 thru 105 are assigned to the 105 counties in alphabetical order. Numbers 200-400 are assigned to the cities within those counties Examples: 1 = Allen County 201 = Iola, Allen County 105 = Wyandotte County 205 = Kansas City, Wyandotte Co. 305 = Rosedale, Wyandotte Co. (You'll notice that the companion number for County 5 is 405 as to not duplicate 205 and 305.) In the full volume, you can go from county to county quickly by using the Page Selection drop down menu (on the upper left-hand side of the image).


Deaths by counties: Topeka City

Deaths by counties: Topeka City
Creator: Kansas State Board of Health
Date: 1918
This information, gathered for the Kansas State Board of Health's Division of Vital Statistics, details the number of deaths in Topeka from the Influenza of 1918. As indicated by the number 10 which represents influenza deaths, Topeka had 57 people die during the 1918 outbreak.


Dr. Clarence Horace Kinnaman, Director of County Health Works and State Epidemiologist

Dr. Clarence Horace Kinnaman, Director of County Health Works and State Epidemiologist
Creator: King, Ernest V., 1874-1964
Date: Between 1935 and 1940
Here are three photographs showing Dr. Clarence Horace Kinnaman, Director of County Health Works and Kansas State Epidemiologist. One photograph shows him at his desk in the Kansas Capitol and the others are portraits. He was born June 30, 1869 in Ottumwa, Iowa, the only son of Dr. and Mrs. Horace A. Kinnaman. He attended public schools in Keokuk, Iowa and graduated from the Keokuk Medical College in 1899. After passing the Iowa State Medical Board examinations, he practiced medicine in his father's office. On October 1, 1917, he was commissioned as a first lieutenant in the Medical Reserve Corps of the United States Army and ordered to Camp Funston, Kansas, with the 89th Division. Dr. Kinnaman was assigned to the Division Surgeon's Office as an assistant to the camp's sanitary inspector. In February 1918, he was made commanding officer of Sanitary Squad No. 2, 314th Sanitary Train, 98th Division, and the following June was assigned to overseas duty. He returned to the United States the following July and was honorably discharged. Dr. Kinnaman came to Kansas on January 1, 1920 to become health officer of Geary County. On September 1, 1922, Dr. Kinnaman accepted an appointment as Director of County Health Work and State Epidemiologist for the Kansas State Board of Health, heading the Division of Communicable Diseases and Rural Sanitation. At the time he accepted this position, Dr. Samuel Crumbine was the State Health Officer. After Dr. Crumbine's resignation in April, 1923, the Kansas Board of Health was involved in turmoil. In 1925, Dr. Kinnaman was made Chief of the Division of Communicable Disease Control and State Epidemiologist. He was involved in a campaign to eradicate diphtheria and fight other diseases. He and his wife Harriet Alice Samuels Kinnaman had three children that lived, Dr. Joseph H. Kinnaman, Ruth Kinnaman O'Malley, and Margaret Kinnaman Schulte. Dr. Kinnaman died on July 9, 1957 at Winter General Hospital in Topeka, Kansas. He and his wife are buried at Oakland National Cemetery in Keokuk, Iowa.


Dr. Samuel Crumbine to hotel proprietors

Dr. Samuel Crumbine to hotel proprietors
Creator: Crumbine, Samuel J. (Samuel Jay), 1862-1954
Date: March 14, 1911
This letter from Dr. S. J. Crumbine, Secretary of the State Board of Health, informs hotel proprietors that the Board has ruled that the use of the common drinking cup in hotels was prohibited as of April 1, 1911.


Fly swatter

Fly swatter
Date: between 1900 and 1950
Flyswatter with black painted wooden handle and black screen swatter. "Swat the Fly" was one of Dr. Samuel J. Crumbine's many public health campaigns, which also included "Bat the Rat", "Don't Spit on the Sidewalk," and efforts to ban communal drinking cups and hand towels.


Fresh air for the babies

Fresh air for the babies
Creator: Kansas. State Board of Health
Date: Between 1900 and 1920
This poster, issued by the Kansas State Board of Health, informs parents how to safely insure their baby has fresh air for his health.


Glass

Glass
Date: between 1890 and 1910
Public drinking glass from the Santa Fe Railway. The rounded base was designed to fit into a corresponding receptical in a communal water cooler. The Kansas State Board of Health, under the leadership of Dr. Samuel J. Crumbine, banned the use of common drinking cups in 1909.


Governor Arthur Capper to the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners

Governor Arthur Capper to the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: June 16, 1917
In this letter to the Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, Leavenworth, Kansas, Governor Capper explains that the State Board of Health and the Federal Government is "making a special effort to keep the military camp at Fort Leavenworth, and the country immediately adjacent thereto, in the best possible sanitary condition to the end that the health of the soldiers in the camp as well as the health of the citizens generally in that community may be protected." This item demonstrates the fact that the state and federal authorities were concerned about health and sanitation well before the outbreak of the Influenza of 1918.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment with the Board of Chiropractic Examiners. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Board of Chiropractic Examiners applications

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Board of Chiropractic Examiners applications
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment for the Board of Chiropractic Examiners. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Board of Dental Examiners applications

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Board of Dental Examiners applications
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment with the Board of Dental Examiners. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Board of Health

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Board of Health
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1930
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the Kansas State Board of Health which is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Board of Health

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Board of Health
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1928-1929
This file includes subject correspondence relating to the Kansas State Board of Health which is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Norton Sanitorium applications

Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence, Norton Sanitorium applications
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1929-1931 : Reed)
Date: 1929-1931
This file includes subject correspondence relating to applications of employment with the Norton Sanatorium. The Sanatorium opened their doors in 1914 to help those suffering from tuberculosis. This file is part of a bigger collection of Governor Clyde M. Reed correspondence.


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