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Estella Cortez gives her brother-in-law a hypodermic.
Identifier: e_rl_13918af_0009
Title: Estella Cortez gives her brother-in-law a hypodermic.
Description: Estella Cortez gives her brother-in-law a hypodermic.The family doctor, a Latin-American, taught her home nursing techniques so that she might care for this man and his wife, both of whom had tuberculosis. The wife died the week before; this man has been in bed at home for four months. The city health officer, Dr. Gordon Fisher, estimates that there are 8000 cases of tuberculosis in the county; there are only twenty beds in the county tuberculosis sanitarium which is designed to supplement the state sanitarium at which there is a long waiting list. Corpus Christi, Texas.
City: Corpus Christi
State: Texas
Country: United States
Date: 1949
Creator: Lee (Russell Werner)
Source: Lee (Russell) Photograph Collection
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: 3Y183
Folder: left
Format: Film negative
Size: 3 X 4
Subject: Mexican Americans