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The editor is under obligations to the many officers of charitable institutions and associations for aid in gathering data and for furnishing information; and especially he would acknowledge the assistance given by Dr. Samuel C. Busey, president of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia; and to Dr. C. B. Purvis, for many years the surgeon-in-chief of Freedmen's Hospital, and also the physician of the Association for the Relief of Destitute Colored Women and Children.

Since the report of the joint select committee was made to Congress the following changes in District charities have occurred: A permanent central committee for the relief of the poor, consisting of thirty persons, has been appointed by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia. The committee will become an incorporated body, and will administer the inaugural and other funds for the relief of the poor. The detail of a police officer as agent of the Humane Society has been withdrawn in accordance with the joint committee's report. The Garfield Memorial Hospital has consented to have an isolating building constructed on its grounds, and a second such building will be built at the Providence Hospital. The Columbia Hospital has taken steps to allow physicians not on the hospital staff to attend patients in pay rooms, and also to limit the admission of free patients to persons actually dependent.

WASHINGTON, April 26, 1898.

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CHAPTER III.

THE COLUMBIA INSTITUTION FOR THE DEAF AND DUMB.

Deaf and dumb children brought from New York City..

A deaf and dumb school started.

Hon. Amos Kendall.....

Story of his interest in the deaf and dumb

Sketch of his life...

Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind.

Edward Miner Gallaudet appointed superintendent...
Other instructors and officers..

Provisions for the admission of pupils....

The Washington Manual Labor School and Male Orphan Asylum...

Industrial education provided for

Board of directors of the Columbian Institution to grant degrees..

National Deaf-Mute College...

Mr. Kendall succeeded by Dr. Gallaudet as president...

Successes of graduates..

Free scholarships....

The blind children transferred to the Maryland Asylum.

Course of study for the blind....

Enlargement of the Columbia Institution.

Contributors to the fund......

The gymnasium...

The Gallaudet College

Action of the alumni.

Address of President Welling

The Kendall School....

The French statue of Dr. Thomas Gallaudet.

The normal department.

Representation by Congress on the board of trustees

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CONTENTS.

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The general committee formed.

The Garfield Memorial Hospital..

Secretary Blaine's circular..

Secretary Frelinghuysen's appeal...

Resolutions of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia.

The hospital incorporated...

The Ladies' Aid Association organized.

The first report.

Transfer of the property of the National Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans'

Home....

Congressman Blount's opposition...

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The Garfield Memorial Hospital-Continued.

Protest of twenty-six physicians..

The "Wirt House.

Plan of organization.

The “Haw Mansion" purchased.

The hospital opened.

Gifts to the hospital.

The first patient...

Struggles with the finances.

The mite box..

Congressional aid lacking.

Dr. Toner succeeds Dr. May.

Death of Mr. Justice Miller..

Mr. Justice Harlan becomes president.

Mrs. Garfield at the hospital..

The Victoria room..

Work of the Ladies' Aid Association...

The buildings....

The General Government and the hospital.

Official character of the enterprise.

Royal subscribers to the fund..

Failure of the Windom bill..

Emancipation and colonization...

Appropriations to purchase stoves.

Failure of the colonization plan.

The Freedmen's Bureau..

Extent and character of the work

Refugees pour into Washington.

Necessity for a hospital....

Camp Barker....

The Freedmen's Hospital.

Dr. Robert Rey burn...

Hospitals of the Freedmen's Bureau.

Consolidation of the hospitals...

Number of persons under treatment.

Rations issued to the Freedmen's Hospital.

Buildings leased from Howard University.

Dr. George S. Palmer as surgeon in charge.

Instructions from the Interior Department.

Dr. C. B. Purvis succeeds Dr. Palmer, ...

Freedmen's Hospital under the War Department

Dr. Daniel H. Williams, as surgeon in charge

Control of admissions..

Training school for nurses

The National Homeopathic Hospital

Early efforts to establish the hospital ..

Project for consolidation with the Garfield Memorial Hospital

The aid of Congress invoked..

Chief Justice Waite as president..

Increase in the number of homeopathic physicians

Early officers

Training school for nurses

Bequest of Mrs. Nancy B. Scudder

Questions of finance and management.

The St. Felicitas Guild..

The Washington Asylum Hospital.

The smallpox hospital

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