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April 16, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXX(16):925. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440680045006

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In sanitary matters but little has been done. Dr. Gallinger has succeeded in passing, through the Senate, bill 4190 "Authorizing the Secretary of the Interior to issue a permit to the American Invalid Society of Boston, Mass., to occupy and use 160 acres of land, being part of the abandoned Fort Stanton Military Reservation in New Mexico, for the purpose of a National sanitarium for the treatment of pulmonary diseases."

From documents accompanying the bill, it is understood that the "American Invalid Society of Boston. Mass.," is a society that has in its membership such men as Rev. Edward Everett Hale, Dr. Charles R. Nichols, Solomon Schindler (who is at the head of the Hebrew charitable societies of Boston), Hezekiah Butterworth, Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, Mrs. Mary A. Livermore, and others.

This Society has already sent a great many poor people to the Rocky Mountain region at the expense of

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