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February 7, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(6):162-165. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390810022010

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New York, Jan. 3, 1885.

The annual collections in aid of the various hospitals were made, as usual, on the last Saturday and Sunday of the year; but it will not be possible, for some time yet, to announce the amount contributed. This work is under the charge of the Hospital Saturday and Sunday Association, an organization created for this special purpose, and each year its managers endeavor to render the machinery of its operations more and more perfect, so that the collections may be made as systematically and the contributions secured may be as large as possible. During the autumn and early part of the winter an active canvass has been carried on among the various trades through the agency of auxiliary organizations; and the number of these auxiliaries, through the labors of the central organization, has continued to increase until it now includes nearly all the leading lines

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