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May 16, 1908

Free Dental Services for the Poor.

JAMA. 1908;L(20):1621-1622. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530460045016

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New York City, April 25, 1908.

To the Editor:  —In February, 1907, the Children's Aid Society consented to furnish a room in one of its industrial schools for the purpose of establishing a free clinic where dental services could be obtained by the needy poor. A few dentists, who were interested in furthering this service for those unable to pay for it, agreed to give their time and to persuade others to join in the work, if the Children's Aid Society would equip the room and buy the necessary material. This has been done, and a staff of about forty dentists has been organized, who serve without pay. Two or three members of this staff are on duty every afternoon except Saturday and Sunday.The room equipped for this purpose is in a school where about 500 children are taught at 552 West Fifty-third Street. The needs of the pupils

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