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March 7, 1885

Central Free Dispensary of West Chicago.

JAMA. 1885;IV(10):270. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390850018005

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—In the Journal for January 31, 1885, we made some comments on the instability of medical institutions and interests under municipal or political control. They related to the action of the County Commissioners of Cook County concerning appointments on the medical' and surgical staff of the County Hospital, and the appropriation of county funds in aid of free dispensaries for the sick poor.

The Central Free Dispensary of West Chicago has occupied rooms in the Rush Medical College building for several years, and has received an appropriation by the Board of County Commissioners, annually, on account of the services of the Dispensary to the poor of the city and county. During the last two years the College of Physicians and Surgeons, located in the same neighborhood, has also opened a free dispensary for the poor; and at a recent meeting of the County Board i: was decided to change their

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