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July 7, 1951


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From the Sarah Morris Hospital for Children of Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago.

JAMA. 1951;146(10):891-893. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670100011003

The importance of proper care for premature infants has been slow in being recognized. While my interest in this phase of the practice of medicine goes back to 1906, it was not until 1922 that a premature infant station of size was finally established in the Sarah Morris Hospital of Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. This station was willing to accept premature infants from all sources, whether born in a home, at Michael Reese Hospital or at some other hospital where necessary equipment and nursing care were not available. The success in establishing and operating our premature station has been due to the efforts and interests of the Infants' Aid Society of Chicago, a group of philanthropic women now numbering over 1,100 active members, who have supplied most of the equipment for the station, have provided care for a high percentage of our charitable and semicharitable cases, and have established

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