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May 2, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVI(18):637-638. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410700025008

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An Amazing Charitable Expenditure.  — According to the Secretary of the Charity Organization Society of New York, 300 societies and agencies in that city spend $4,000,000 annually in charitable work.

The New Langenbeck-Haus.  —The foundation stone of the projected Langenbeck-Haus was laid in Berlin, by Professor Tirsch, on April 4th. This memorial to von Langenbeck is of the most enduring and highly practical kind. As its name might indicate it is not to be a hospital or invalid home, but rather a medical club house— a general meeting place containing lecture-room, library, reading-rooms, refreshment-rooms, etc. It appears that the idea originated with the late Empress Augusta, who gave much interest and attention to medical matters, and whose wisdom in this connection of von Langenbeck's memorial certainly is not to be gainsaid. The last day of the recent German Surgical Congress was set aside for the ceremonies attendant upon the corner

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