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February 18, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XX(7):190. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420340024008

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A mass meeting was recently held in the Central Music Hall of this city for the avowed purpose of establishing a Home for crippled children. Many prominent clergymen and sagacious business men lent their presence or their names to aid the enterprise quite thoughtless, it would seem that it would be quite as reasonable to found a home for persons suffering from typhoid fever or disabled by fractured bones. The conclusion which these thoughts leads to is obvious. The prominent clergymen, the sagacious men of business, the charitable ladies, and the medical men who appear at the end of the procession are wholly unaware that it is possible to cure crippled children, rendering them self-supporting and useful members of society; that it is a hospital and not a home to which such patients should be sent, and that it is the trained surgeon and not the gentle physician upon whom

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