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November 2, 1907

TRAVEL NOTES FROM SOUTH AMERICA.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(18):1523-1528. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320180041002
Abstract

VI. *THE HOSPITALS OF BUENOS AIRES.  The many hospitals of Buenos Aires, its numerous homes for infants, orphans, the aged poor and helpless, its leagues against tuberculosis and alcoholism, its excellent Red Cross organization, all combine to show that the Argentines possess a charitable disposition toward the sick and poor, and that they have grasped the fundamental idea that prevention is better than cure and that prophylactic medicine is the medicine of the future. The state lottery, an institution that would not be tolerated in our country, furnishes the major part of the contributions which support the many charitable institutions; 25 per cent. of the income of this wheel of fortune is set aside and applied to the support of charitable institutions.Buenos Aires has more than its good share of hospitals where the sick poor find the doors wide open for their reception, care and treatment. The following is

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