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To the Editor:—
On Oct. 7, 1942 Mary E. Wadley died in Albany, N. Y., in the fulness of her 90 years. Her passing off the scene ought not to fail of being recorded. In the history of the development of interest in cardiac diseases Miss Wadley played an important even if not a conspicuous part. She was the first one to recognize the fact that cardiac patients were receiving less care than they deserve or than it was possible to give to them. Miss Wadley was head of the Social Service Department of the Bellevue Hospital in New York City. What she did was to create for the Bellevue Hospital Social Service a cardiac clinic for working adults. She saw the need and stimulated Dr. Hubert V. Guile to undertake the creation of the Friday evening clinic. The movement which she brought into being can most fittingly be described
Cohn AE. THE FIRST CARDIAC CLINIC. JAMA. 1943;121(1):70. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840010072023