Lungers: Letter from James McNamee, Patient at Gabriels Hospital, to Dr. Lawrence Flick, July 25, 1901
"I suppose…you have heard the sad news of Miss Hackett’s death. It was indeed a shock to everyone. But, since her arrival, she has been gradually failing."
Lungers: Sisters of Mercy, Letter to Dr. Lawrence Flick, July 20, 1901
"Can you not let us know what decision you have arrived at concerning Miss Hackett. She is failing rapidly, and we would like to have her removed before she becomes too weak to travel. Though we would be glad to do so, we cannot give her the care she would receive in a place fitted for those who are very ill. Then, the appearance of one so ill, has a depressing affect on the others."
Lungers: Annie Hackett, Letter to Dr. Lawrence Flick, August 24, 1899
"I cannot find a word for enough to thank you for your great kindness of the past months. I feel as though I owe you something I will never be able to pay. I have improved a gread [sic] deal, for example: I weighed 94 on my arrival, now weighing 104, a gain of 10 pounds. This is considered good…
The only thing I find hard, is to breathe…”
Lungers: John Campbell, Letter to Rebecca Cox, May 1902
"The doctors in Hazleton will not do anything for a poor person if they have no money."
Lungers: George M. Chester of Newark NJ, letter to Dr. Lawrence Flick, August 1895
""I am alive but I have been having it pretty rough for past year…well, until about 2 weeks ago and I broke down again and for past week I have been having hemorrhages..now Dr. if I am not imposing on you, can you send me a prescription to stop hemorrhages and the linament again and whatever other treatment or orders you think necessary"
Lungers: Letter from Mrs. Wm. F. Laird, 1901
"I wrote to you some time ago About taking My husband to the Hospital And you did so thanking you very Much. But they are Not treating him right he’s Not as well Now as when he went they won’t give him Medecine and won’t Alow Any out siders to take him Any…Also he is not getting Very Much to eat Not only him but others"