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November 2, 1912

Home for Widows and Orphans of Physicians

JAMA. 1912;LIX(18):1641. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270110055024

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To the Editor:  :—It will be of interest to many members of the Association to learn that this home has been opened and is now in operation. It was founded Dec. 16, 1909, and the board of managers was organized on December 28. Jan. 11, 1912, we purchased a handsome residence at 1015 Bolton Street, 20 by 132 feet, in the best residence section of the city. We believe that it is the first institution of the sort ever founded, which seems strange, as we have found that there are many such persons needing succor and shelter. We think it ought to meet with favor with the profession at large because it admits without entrance or other fee the destitute widow and orphans of any reputable physician.Such an undertaking involves great responsibility and expense, but we have persevered in our purpose through all our vicissitudes and now at last

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