- I hope she got treatment for her typhus once she got to the army, Barbara! It’s terrible that she couldn’t get help right away even though the doctorMessage 1 of 23 , Sep 5, 2006View Source
I hope she got treatment for her typhus once she got to the army, Barbara!
It’s terrible that she couldn’t get help right away even though the doctor “realized she was seriously ill”!
It’s amazing that so many people actually survived.
From: Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of simonmrzsp
Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 4:01 PM
Subject: [Kresy-Siberia] Re: Welcome Simon; and possibility of hospital records?
Thank you for sharing your mother's story Barbara, how extraordinary
that she managed to walk 14 km with typhus!
In the clinical section, my father notes deafness amongst the
complications of typhus:
"Impaired hearing – of various degrees, usually bilateral, without
evidence of middle ear disease. Nineteen cases. This often came on
early in the disease and lasted three to four weeks"
One thing that I thought came across was that he was unsure if the
story would be belived.
--- In Kresy-Siberia@ yahoogroups. com, "Barbara Jachowicz Davoust"
<b.davoust@. ..> wrote:
> Thanks Simon for putting in your father's paper about the typus
> The suspected geographical origins of the epidemic confirms what myme
> mother told me. She had started to go south from their camp in order
> to join the army, although she was 16. It was after Margelan, near
> Guzar, that she caught typhus while waiting to go sign up. She told
> that in her case, the main symptoms were not only terrible weaknesshad
> but she was totally deaf. She was still in this condition when she
> to walk to the recruitment centre and undergo the medical. Herhearing
> came back the time of the examination. She claims the doctor tookone
> look at her and realized she was seriously ill. He asked her to show>
> him her legs to see if they were straight, said, "Oh fine, your legs
> are straight, you can join the army" and let her go.
> She then had to walk back to where they were staying -- about 14
> kilometres -- and wait to be registered. Her deafness disappeared
> after several more days.
> Barbara Davoust
> Toulouse, France
- Actually, she was never treated as far as I know, certainly never hospitalized. She says she remained deaf for about a week. After they were accepted in theMessage 2 of 23 , Sep 6, 2006View SourceActually, she was never treated as far as I know, certainly never
hospitalized. She says she remained deaf for about a week. After they
were accepted in the army and were given food and uniforms, she
probably improved. She did catch jaundice and malaria a while later
too. Many years later in Canada when doctors or secretarial staff in
hospitals would ask what illnesses she had had in her life, they had a
hard time believing her!
I think the doctors were just trying to accept as many people as
possible and had no time for any kind of care. There were no medical
facilities, it was just a camp set up for those who were trying to
join the army.
--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com, "Elizabeth Olsson" <elzunia@...>
> I hope she got treatment for her typhus once she got to the army,
> It's terrible that she couldn't get help right away even though thedoctor
> "realized she was seriously ill"!
> It's amazing that so many people actually survived.
> Elzunia Olsson