Letters to the Editor

Filled the Bill I appreciated the article entitled “Against All Odds: Chevalier Jackson, Physician and Painter” in the summer 1992 edition. Following a double mastoid ear operation at the age of seven, I moved with my family to Philadelphia in 1924, and my mother and I commuted at least weekly for ear treatments from Dr. Arthur J. Wagers, a friend and colleague of Dr. Jackson. It was...
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Disaster – Or Murder? – In the Mines

In Winter 1959, after two days of drenching rain and unseasonably high temperatures, the frozen Susquehanna River began surging wildly. A recording station in Wilkes­-Barre, Luzerne County, measured the rise of the water level from 2.1 feet on Tuesday, January 20, to just below the 22-foot flood stage by Friday night. Wary Wilkes-Barre area residents kept a close watch, knowing that the river...
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Lost and Found

Lost At one time a subsidiary owned by the Delaware and Hudson Railroad Company, the Hudson Coal Company employed ten thousand men at its fourteen mines and six breakers – structures of several stories in which anthracite was broken, sized, screened, and cleaned before being shipped to market – in northeastern Pennsylvania. Three-quarters of these employees worked underground. The...
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