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July 22, 1899

Medical Guild of the Misericordia.

JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(4):213. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450560033002

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Westboro, Mass., July 10, 1899.

To the Editor.  —The Medical Guild of the Misericordia is a society of medical practitioners and medical students interested in the work of mercy for the sorrowing and suffering. The guild comprises an order of brothers and associate communicants of the Anglo-Catholic Church in every land, with priests as chaplains whenever their services are required. The relief it seeks to afford in corporal works of mercy is: To feed the hungry; to give drink to the thirsty; to clothe the naked; to rescue the fallen; to visit the prisoner; to shelter the stranger; to visit the sick, and to bury the dead.Members of the guild obligate themselves to engage in any or all of the above works whenever occasion offers, and to consider it their especial duty to watch for opportunities for so doing. In a word, the object of the organization is to

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