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November 16, 1901

St. Luke's Hospital.

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Member Michigan State Board of Health.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(20):1329. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470460043012

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Niles, Mich., Sept. 30, 1901.

To the Editor:  —My attention has been called to an editorial in your issue of the 7th inst. concerning the so-called St. Luke's Hospital of this city. I see you are not fully acquainted with the methods and managements of this institution, and, although I know as much as anyone on the outside, probably, I can not say that I know all about it.I believe this so-called hospital commenced operation here in the fall of 1896, but its work has always been conducted with as much secrecy as possible, and it was not until it had been doing business some months that we learned of its methods. Our State Board, at its meeting in January, 1899, considered the matter quite at length, but no law under which proceedings could be commenced could be found and nothing was done.St. Luke's is organized and incorporated

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