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Pan-American Exposition of 1901

Summary of Treatment at the Exposition Hospital

The following tables are from the Report of the Medical Department of the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901.1


TABLE I.CLASSIFIED LIST OF CASES NOS. 1 to 5,573

Continued and eruptive fevers 17
Malaria 7
Diseases of the nervous system 75
Diseases of the circulatory system 162
Diseases of the digestive system 1,971
Diseases of the lymphatic system 14
Diseases of the urinary system 20
Diseases of the generative system (male) 15
Diseases of the generative system (female) 45
Diseases of skin 111
Diseases of and injury to the eye 247
Diseases of ear 28
Diseases of chest 12
Diseases of throat 205
Heat exhaustion 55
Exhaustion (other) 51
Syphilis 5
Burns and scalds 97
Minor injuries and wounds 1,482
Scalp wounds 80
Sprains 158
Dislocations 5
Gunshot wounds 6
Electric shock 3
Intoxication 4
Toothache 161
Teeth extracted 43
Fractures 78
Fracture of radius 4
Fracture of clavicle 2
Fracture of fingers 7
Fracture of nose 7
Fracture of arm 11
Fracture of skull 4
Fracture of leg 7
Fracture of foot 2
Fracture of ribs 6
Fracture, Pott's 1
Fracture of toes 3
Fracture of femur 2
Deaths at Pan-American hospital 4
Total 5,573

TABLE II. DEATHS IN PAN-AMERICAN HOSPITAL AND AMBULANCE

  • Case No. 2,226 Pneumonia
  • Case No. 4,175 Apoplexy
  • Case No. 5,557 Heart Disease
  • Death in ambulance of man shot during a fracas in the Free Midway.
  • Baby in Indian Village, died of entero-colitis, treatment being refused.
  • Premature birth (6 or 7 mos.) in African Village.
  • Indian baby died, in hospital, on inspiration pneumonia, following inspiration of some grains of partially cooked rice.

DEATHS BY ACCIDENT ON THE GROUNDS.

  • One man killed by cars before Medical Bureau was organized.
  • Case No. 613. Struck by Belt Line train; both legs severed from Body. Killed instantly.
  • Case No. 631. Fracture of skull. Killed instantly.
  • Case No. 3,490. Bullet through sternum. Killed instantly.
  • Case No. 3,568. Fracture of skull. Killed instantly.
  • Two men killed by electricity. Not taken to hospital.

TABLE III. BIRTHS

  • Two births in Indian Village.
  • One birth in Filipino Village.

TABLE IV. TOTALS OF PATIENTS BY MONTHS

August 1900 17
September 1900 60
October 1900 86
November 1900 94
December 1900 73
January 1901 92
February 1901 59
March 1901 100
April 1901 167
May 1901 482
June 1901 660
July 1901 1,018
August 1901 1,145
September 1901 954
October 1901 554
Total: 5,561
Total for construction period up to May 1, 1901 748
Total for Exposition period up to November 1, 1901 4,813
Daily average for construction period 2
Daily average for Exposition period 26

TABLE V. NUMBER OF PATIENTS SENT TO EACH HOSPITAL

  • Buffalo General -- 36
  • Homeopathic -- 8
  • German -- 2
  • Riverside -- 2
  • German Deaconess' -- 1
  • Sisters' -- 21
  • Total -- 70

SUMMARY

Total number of diagnoses 5,572
Total number of persons killed 4
5,576
Total number of patients treated 5,567
Total number of cases with more than one major injury 9
5,576

Reference

1.Roswell Park, M.D., Report of the Medical Department of the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901. Buffalo Medical Journal, (December 1901).