January 2, 1915

Provision for Infants in Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium

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President. Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium.

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(1):72. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570270074029

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To the Editor:  —In connection with the article of Dr. Alfred F. Hess of New York on "The Neglect to Provide for the Infant in the Antituberculosis Program" (The Journal, Dec. 19, 1914, p. 2176), I wish to state that the Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium, which is to open its doors about March 1, contains a provision for the new-born infants of tuberculous mothers. A description of this provision was given by Dr. Charles S. Bacon of this city, in his article published in The Journal, Sept. 6, 1913, p. 750.The Chicago Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium which, with its ultimate capacity of 950 beds, is the largest municipal sanitarium in the country, has a comprehensive provision for children (240 beds for ambulant cases and a special provision for bed cases in the infirmary).In addition to this the sanitarium has a nursery to which two classes of new-born infants will

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