"Medical Supplies-$50.00": The College's 1920 Budget

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Title

"Medical Supplies-$50.00": The College's 1920 Budget

Subject

Trinity College and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918

Description

The College’s budget of June 18, 1920 affords insight into the medical preparedness of Trinity: there was $50.00 allocated for “medical supplies” and $3,500 and $1,800 apportioned for the salaries of a Medical Director and Assistant Medical Director, respectively. The medical positions had been in place as early as 1909, when the College underwent a different “epidemic of Influenza and Conjunctivitis which prevailed during February and March.” Trinity had the same campus doctor in 1909 as it did in 1918: “Doctor Swan” or Horace Cheney Swan, also a Professor of Physical Education, oversaw campus health. In his greatest moment before the Board, he seems to have admonished the College for not taking steps to “fill at least partially the unsightly and unhygienic pit in the southwest corner of campus.” History leaves uncertain the question of when and if this “unsightly pit” was dealt with.

Creator

Trinity College Board of Trustees

Source

Trinity College Board of Trustees Records, Trinity College Digital Repository

Publisher

Watkinson Library and Trinity College Archives, Trinity College (Hartford, CT)

Date

June 18, 1920

Contributor

N/A

Rights

Digital reproductions and permission to publish Watkinson materials may be requested by contacting Watkinson staff. With permission of the staff, readers may use their own cameras in the library. Users of materials from the Watkinson Library or the College Archives must accept full legal responsibility for observing the laws of copyright, as well as the laws of libel and invasion of privacy and property rights.

Relation

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Format

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Language

English

Type

Text, College Records (typescript)

Coverage

Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

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