Letter from Lillian Smith, Laurel Falls Camp, to "Parents" (of girls attending the camp) regarding polio precautions, Ju...

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Letter from Lillian Smith, Laurel Falls Camp, to "Parents" (of girls attending the camp) regarding polio precautions, July 30, 1948 (2 pages)
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aRIGHT IN THE MI THE BLUE R E MOU
RIGHT IN THE MIDST OF THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS


LILLIAN E. SMITH
CAMP DIRECTOR


Dear Parontos


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I have juot hoard that thoro is a child fraomiountain City (six
miloo fran hero) wft is in an Atlanta hospital with polio. No orn from our
camp bha been to mountain City or could I ov come in contact with the f oEly
as far an I Ik-ow But it vwuld iot be right for ae not to tel you* The
child was taken ill the firot of tho woek, I h:ar, and ont a3lmot imrCedate-
ly to Atlanta for diaCnosio. I h -ar also that there are two cases that ma
be olio in Macon County, borth carollina, which Is a county adjoining ours.
Thisj ti o I wish to r oport to you. I hafl directc.d this oa3Ip for 24 years
arx. during those yoara thero hav; boon acattored ca.oeo of polio in Rabun
County or an adjacent county. I don't supxoao there is any county that
has not had an occasional case of polio. Thore was one on Mountain City
sumer before last but I did not know of it untilcomp cloned as it occurred
a few days before the closing date of camp. Five e~umer ago, there was
one canoo eight auwrs ago, there was a case.
While this osnpected ti, Lng, Just tho same I mast lot you
know so that yaou oay mak the decision as to whether :our child sta: o here
or return home.
I a taldtng all reasonable proooutiomn.
1 Iob visitors.
2. The children do not go to town.
3# ..atchful care over tlHir health and osopcial care
that the do not got tired or cool oft too fust rion
wam.
4i Counseloro go to town onl,. in lin of duty, then tiey
wash up with alcohol on their return.
Ar theor is no case of polio in Cla;.ton._
Iut I cannot "proni o" that ovor-.tihinc iriY be well with
us although I prorayio to ta:e our usual good carol of the ci '"lrrn. I suffer
under tho responsibility .and dialike to go through the twonty-four hour a
diy watclDhlnoSa. I can ac opt it only with your willingnooe not to ask
the Inpoosiblo of me. I cannot lmep the childiron from oomo contact with
the outside worlds that is, my sister the dietician goes to town every ay
to shop, but chani-os he drose on return ani waies up thoroughly. The
kitchen help live in the mountAineide neighborhood of camp where every
one is well but of Qourse I cannot guard every movan nt they make after


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W!o a o a3llwo. Kirk has a ali l nly Infootod kne so atcih and
tint is t;hi: Qxt:.mb; o. our illncio |l :b colds, no toperoatureo. '". =ae
doain our best to ;eep every one *eoll and ha:jpy,

Zoct asincor y yours#

LildnA, S5~-ih


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