Daniel Drake Carter Papers

Housed at the University of Kentucky Special Collections Library, the Daniel Drake Carter letters provide an in-depth look at the scarlet fever epidemic of 1879 in Kentucky.

Daniel Drake Carter was born on October 12, 1837, and was the son of Dr. Joseph Coleman Carter. He began the study of medicine at Long Island College Hospital in New York City, and completed his studies at the University of Louisville, after which he enlisted in the Confederate Army, where he served as a surgeon. After his service, he entered into medical practice with his father until his failing health forced him to give up the practice of medicine altogether.;xNLx;;xNLx;These letters are responses to Dr. Carter's 1879 inquiries about scarlet fever cases. Among the information included in the letters is the number of cases treated; vital statistics such as names, ages, gender, race, patients' counties of residence; description of symptoms, including date of outbreak and length of illness; treatments prescribed; effects of treatment; and fatalities resulting from the illness. The letters span from April 10, 1879 to May 8, 1879.;xNLx;;xNLx;(1890 U.S. Census Disease Map, accessed via the Kentucky Digital Library, 2013);xNLx;

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Introduction

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Dr. Daniel Drake Carter Note

This is a note that Dr. Carter may have written to himself as a way to organize his letters.

1879-04-10 00:00:00

April 10, 1879

Dr. W.T. Risque to Dr. Carter

1879-04-10 00:00:00

April 10, 1879

Dr. James Sutton to Dr. Carter

1879-04-11 00:00:00

April 11, 1879

Dr. Robert S. Hart to Dr. Carter

1879-04-11 00:00:00

April 11, 1879

Dr. J.F. Rodgers to Dr. Carter

1879-04-12 00:00:00

April 12, 1879

Dr. M.E. Poynter to Dr. Carter

1879-04-14 00:00:00

April 14, 1879

Dr. Thomas C. Collins to Dr. Carter

1879-04-14 00:00:00

April 14, 1879

Dr. B.W. Thompson to Dr. Carter

1879-04-15 00:00:00

April 15, 1879

Dr. J.F. Rodgers to Dr. Carter

1879-04-15 00:00:00

April 15, 1879

Dr. A.C. Collier to Dr. Carter

1879-04-16 00:00:00

April 16, 1879

Dr. Robert S. Hart to Dr. Carter

1879-04-16 00:00:00

April 16, 1879

Dr. James Sutton to Dr. Carter

1879-04-16 00:00:00

April 16, 1879

Dr. W.T. Risque to Dr. Carter

1879-04-16 00:00:00

April 16, 1879

Dr. R.S. Seeley to Dr. Carter

1879-04-17 00:00:00

April 17, 1879

George Hunt to Dr. Carter

1879-04-17 00:00:00

April 17, 1879

Dr. James D. Munday to Dr. Carter

1879-04-19 00:00:00

April 19, 1879

Dr. C.T. Dale to Dr. Carter

1879-04-19 00:00:00

April 19, 1879

Dr. Robert Vaughn to Dr. Carter

1879-04-20 00:00:00

April 20, 1879

Dr. Frank Ward to Dr. Carter

1879-04-22 00:00:00

April 22, 1879

Dr. C.T. Dale to Dr. Carter

1879-04-22 00:00:00

April 22, 1879

Dr. John Sullenger to Dr. Carter

1879-04-24 00:00:00

April 24, 1879

Dr. W.A. Smith to Dr. Carter

1879-04-27 00:00:00

Undated

Dr. J.D. Neet to Dr. Carter (actual date unknown)

1879-04-30 00:00:00

Undated

Dr. W.A. Smith to Dr. Carter (actual date unknown)

1879-05-02 00:00:00

Undated

Dr. G.A. Davis to Dr. Carter (actual date unknown)

1879-05-05 00:00:00

Undated

Dr. G.A. Davis to Dr. Carter (actual date unknown)

1879-05-08 00:00:00

May 8, 1879

Dr. Frank Ward to Dr. Carter

1879-05-10 05:00:00

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