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May 14, 1904

Sleeping Car Improvement.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(20):1301. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490650039020

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Memphis, Tenn., May 2, 1904.

To the Editor:  —Now that the Pullman Company intends making sanitary changes in their sleeping cars, might this not be an opportune time to advocate some change in the car structure, whereby sick and injured persons can be moved without so much inconvenience? At times patients have to undergo torture in being squeezed through the narrow and tortuous entrance of a sleeper, or else have to be hoisted up to and through a narrow window. This at times frightens a patient, and is not entirely without risk. I believe that with slight changes in the construction of a sleeper, all of this could be avoided, and would certainly add to the comfort and safety of patients.

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