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September 20, 1890

LETTER FROM NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1890;XV(12):445-447. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410380033009

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Abstract

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)

Summer Homes and Hospitals for the Poor— What the St. John's Guild is Doing to Help the Movement—The Children's Aid Society—Health Resorts in New York State—Miscellaneous Gleanings.

The movement for enabling the poor of the city to enjoy the benefits of fresh air in the summer, which was inaugurated less than twenty years ago, has now extended to enormous proportions and ramified in many directions. Originally started to relieve the children in the crowded tenement districts during the heated term—by day excursions—it has been extended by the establishment of a large number of summer homes and hospitals, at the seaside and in the country, which are fitted up with the best sanitary appointments, and where the children, both sick and well, are often kept for weeks at a time. Besides this, many children are annually cared for in the country, free of expense, by farmers and

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