September 1, 1923


JAMA. 1923;81(9):771-772. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650090069033

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To the Editor:  —While traveling this summer I met a number of physicians, with whom I discussed the necessity or desirability of one or more homes for physicians who are without any financial means and too old or disabled to help themselves. Most physicians are not aware that such an institution already exists in the state of New York, and that four physicians are being cared for. As a member of auxiliary committees of various medical societies, I had occasion for many years to come in contact with men who, for some reason or other, had lost everything and were without finances and without a home. Some, but very few, were not deserving of any support. Others were men of high character of whose integrity there was no doubt. Often I was at a loss how to help and what to do, when the small allotted pecuniary help that medical

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