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Letter from N.P. Levin to C.D. Spivak, 1910 June 2

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Identifier: B002.01.0102.0121.00007

Abstract

Handwritten letter from N.P. Levin to C.D. Spivak. Levin begins the letter by telling Spivak that Mr. Diamond called to inquire about Mrs. Diamond’s departure from the sanatorium on June 1st. Levin then goes into detail about the fact that Mrs. Diamond was barely suffering from her hemorrhage or tuberculosis upon her admission to JCRS. He states that Diamond was out of bed within a few days of her emergency symptoms. He also clarifies that emergency cases should be discharged immediately after the emergency symptoms are over and reminds Spivak that Mrs. Diamond had resided in the sanatorium for six weeks and was therefore recommended for discharge by June 1st. Levin then goes into detail about Mrs. Diamond's departure by saying that on June 2nd he asked Mrs. Diamond what preparations she made to leave the sanatorium. Levin states that Mrs. Diamond told him she would be leaving by the afternoon. Levin reminds Spivak about a phone conversation they had and Spivak informed Levin that a new patient would take Diamond's place in the sanatorium. Levin then tells Spivak that Mrs. Diamond had not left by the time the new patient arrived. Mrs. Diamond told Levin that she could not leave because she felt like she was getting a hemorrhage. She also had Levin check her sputum which Levin states was “slightly tinged with blood.” Although, Levin advises that it is very easy for patients to suck blood from their gums, which is why he found blood in her sputum. Levin tells Spivak that he did not want to take any chances so he told her she could stay overnight until he determined the nature of the hemorrhage. Levin continues to say that by the next morning arrangements had been made for Mrs. Diamond to go to another sanatorium at the Cedar Lodge. Levin finishes the letter by stating that Mrs. Diamond's conduct was out of place as she called him to tell him that he would "go to hell" and he does not want to accept the blame for Mrs. Diamond's actions.

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  • 1910 June 2

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