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August 26, 1899

Medical News.

JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(9):555-556. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450610057017

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By the will of the late John Gillespie of Philadelphia the sum of $10,000 has been left the Methodist Episcopal Hospital of that city.

Dr. William Porter has been elected to the chair of physical diagnosis and diseases of the chest in the Beaumont Medical College, St. Louis.

By the recent death of Mr. Zephirin Chapleau, Quebec, Notre Dame Hospital receives $10,000, the Hotel Dieu $3,864 and the Sisters of Providence $6,304.

Owing to the appalling loss of life from the storm in Porto Rico, the sanitary condition of the island is thought to be in a dangerous condition and a serious epidemic of disease is feared.

When President Faure was in St. Petersburg, in 1897, he laid the corner-stone of a French hospital to be erected at the expense of the French Government. It is now practically completed and is to be named after the Countess Montebello, the wife

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