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November 5, 1898

Official Messages to Board of Cook County Commissioners, 1894-1898, with an introduction, 1886-1894.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(19):1127. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450190053030

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This book is of great interest to all interested in the hospitals and charities of Cook County, and whatever may be said in criticism of the fact that the largest hospital in the State is without a medical superintendent in charge, it must be admitted that the Board of Commissioners have gone before the public in the person of their most brilliant and skillful president.

The reforms which have been institituted, so far as they have gone, were necessary and in the interest of the people and of good government.

President Healy, in retiring from office, will have the satisfaction of having conscientiously and ably performed the onerous duties of his office with fidelity, courage and ability, and we believe all will concede in general terms the recommendations of President Healy that Chicago shall be placed under one system, and that within the city limits all county and township governments

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