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October 12, 1901

A McKinley Memorial.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(15):988-989. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470410040012

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New York, October 7, 1901.

To the Editor:  —During the past week some lay and some medical journals announced that it was intended to erect in Washington a McKinley Hospital in honor of our late beloved President.Beautiful as this idea may be, I believe that a little memorial hospital, located in Washington, is not a great enough tribute to a nation's president such as was William McKinley. Furthermore, while I would not wish to say that there is no room for a hospital for the treatment of general diseases in Washington, I know that there is no urgent need for it. On the other hand, I know, and all physicians and charity workers of our large eastern and western cities will bear me out when 1 say that there is a crying and urgent need of a sanatorium, or rather several sanatoria where the many little scrofulous and tuberculous

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