From a position of obscurity in the field of public charity, Illinois has within recent years bounded into one of prominence in the nation and the world. As a result of improvements in the service and physical plant of our institutions amounting almost to a revolution, during which the entire system of administration has been transformed to comply with more modern thought and demands, Illinois to-day is considered one of the leaders in the new movement.
A formal catalogue of all that has been done or is in process to make the physical property efficient and the medical and nursing service comply with modern ideals is an array too long for publication here. It represents that which can be done with money and brains, properly combined and mixed with good business judgment and honesty of purpose and intent. All these things were necessary preliminaries to the greater and more difficult
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