Phillips County Museum News for May 13, 2020
May 13, 2020
This week is Florence Nightingale’s' birthday and it's also National Hospital Week. Our hospitals bring us not only healing but also hope. Phillips County doctors and nurses bring us high-quality health care locally.
In the early 1920s, our area had a full-scale diphtheria outbreak. A family, parents, and 11 children, who lived near Saco, Mont., were in a crisis mode. All the children were sick and two were very sick. The parents decided to meet the train at Saco and one of them would travel with the children to the Glasgow Hospital in hopes of saving their lives. When the parents...