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November 25, 1911

Philanthropic Cancer Work

Author Affiliations

St. Louis. Secretary, Missouri State Medical Society.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(22):1782-1783. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260110282026

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To the Editor:  —The remarkably good work, from the standpoint of science as well as philanthropy, which is being conducted by the St. Louis Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospitals, should be called to the attention of the medical profession through the columns of The Journal. It will not be devoid of interest to the readers to learn that in the Middle West opportunities are presented to physicians for the observation and study, at the bedside and in the laboratory, of cancerous disease to an extent not equaled anywhere in this country. The large wards and well-attended outdoor services are supplemented by laboratories equipped for every phase of cancer work which might suggest itself. The pathologic and research work is in charge of a full-time director, aided by competent assistants.From the standpoint of philanthropy the hospital is unique. Sufferers from cancerous disease unable to purchase elsewhere accommodations and services

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