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July 1, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(1):59-60. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740260061022

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The London Voluntary Hospitals  King Edward's Hospital Fund for London, which was founded in 1897 to collect money for the support of the voluntary hospitals, has distributed $37,000,000 in the period which has elapsed. The report for 1932 is satisfactory under the circumstances. The financial depression compelled some of the subscribers to the voluntary hospitals to reduce or discontinue their contributions. A special effort was therefore made to obtain additional subscriptions and to effect economies so as to avoid the closing of beds. So successful has this been that a small aggregate balance on the right side will again be shown. There was a slight decrease in income, but this has been more than offset by the reduction of expeditures. The total receipts of the king's fund for the year were $1,630,000, and $1,500,000 was distributed to the hospitals. The number of pay beds provided by the voluntary hospitals of

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