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February 25, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLIV(8):634. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500350044012

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The newspapers, with some political motives, are severely criticising the New York State Lunacy Commission for purchasing a hospital site, at a cost of $42,000, which will require the expenditure of $30,000 more for a water supply. Charities does not spare severe words in its discussion of several hospital sites in New York. It seems that a committee of the New York Assembly has been appointed to investigate the last blunder, the purchase of the Baker farm at Comstock, Washington County. The editor remarks that it would be extravagant for the state to receive the site as a gift, in view of the necessity for all time to come of hauling supplies and of transporting patients and their friends from markets and centers of population to this out-of-the-way spot. In the interests of economy, the Buffalo News recommends putting the Baker farm on the market and purchasing a site elsewhere,

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