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July 3, 1948

Directory of Convalescent Homes in the United States

JAMA. 1948;137(10):914. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890440090024

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The Committee on Public Health Relations of the New York Academy of Medicine presents in this booklet a list of one hundred and sixty-four institutions in thirty states devoted to convalescent care, tuberculosis preventorium service and the hospitalization and treatment of cardiac disease, particularly in children. majority of the homes are philanthropic institutions offering free care or service below cost. Proprietory institutions are also represented, but only when charges are low enough to enable patients to obtain accommodations for ward or semiprivate care. Homes offering service primarily for the aged are not included.

The committee recognizes that without inspection facilities it is not possible to evaluate the quality of service rendered, and therefore the directory listing does not in any way constitute an endorsement or approval of individual institutions. Though the list is not a complete record of the convalescent homes in all states, it nevertheless becomes

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