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September 12, 1885

LETTER FROM NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1885;V(11):306-307. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391100026008

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Abstract

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)  The Cancer Hospital—The Skin and Cancer Hospital—Deaths from Cancer in the past Decade—A Case of Yellow Fever—Death of Mr. David Colden Murray.The first annual report of the New York Cancer Hospital, which has recently been published, contains a beautiful representation of its very handsome and commodious buildings, now in course of erection on Eighth Avenue, opposite Central Park, between 105th and 106th Sts. It was from discussions in the Woman's Hospital in this city that the scheme for the new institution originated. The result of these discussions was an offer from Mr. John Jacob Astor (his name not being mentioned) of a fund for the erection of a pavilion on the grounds of the Woman's Hospital for the treatment of cancer patients. The acceptance of that offer was under consideration by the Woman's Hospital for nearly a year, when it was deemed unwise to carry

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