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To the Editor:
—In a communication by me to The Journal of Aug. 28, 1909, page 735, regarding the "Fund for Relief of Widows and Orphans," founded by the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland in 1903, I stated that it was our hope eventually to found here also a home where the widows and children needing it could be cared for, the children educated and helped to get a start in the world and even helpless or superannuated physicians could find a shelter. It was our purpose and desire that this work, like the fund, should be under the direction and control of the faculty, which is the state medical society. Unfortunately it was found that the charter of the society gave no authorization for the institution and the advice of lawyers who were consulted was against its assumption.Believing thoroughly in the urgent need of a home and
Cordell EF. The Home for Widows and Orphans of Physicians. JAMA. 1911;LVII(13):1075. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260090297020
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