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Letter from A. Billen to C.D. Spivak, 1910 May 13

Identifier: B002.01.0102.0036.00017


Handwritten letter from Abe Billen to C.D. Spivak. Billen wrote to Spivak to explain why he was discharged by Dr. Levin. Billen explains that two weeks ago he was sick in bed with a fever and stomach troubles. When the doctor made his rounds in the morning around the sanatorium Billen complained about his sickness and the doctor wrote the comments down in his book, but did not provide him with any medicine. Billen tells Spivak that in the evening he had to walk to the office himself, with a 104 degree fever, and request the medicine. The the doctor gave him some pills. Billen continues to say that on Tuesday, May 10th he requested permission from Levin to go into town after dinner, and the permission was granted to him. Billen states that Dr. Lee talked with him once he returned from town, but in the morning Dr. Levin asked Billen if he returned from town half-past-seven and Billen exclaimed no he did not. Levin told Billen that he needed to learn the hard way by packing up his belongings. Billen tells Spivak one more complaint from Friday morning at 3:00 AM. Billen was sleeping when he heard some knocking on the door and then Dr. Levin struck a match and asked him if he was smoking. Billen did not know how to answer him about the cigarette because he was sleeping. Billen followed up with Levin in the morning about the smoking and Levin told him it was none of his business. Billen tells Spivak that all of those events are the reason why he was discharged by Levin from the sanatorium and wanted to make Spivak aware of the situation.


  • 1910 May 13


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From the Series: This series of patient records includes medical reports and histories, statistical data of patients, x-rays, and death certificates. The patient files include applications, correspondence and some may also contain photographs and personal items.


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