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REPORT

OF THE

Committee on the New York State Hospital for

the Treatment of Incipient Pulmonary

Tuberculosis.

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w York State Hospital for the ary Tuberculosis respectfully rehe Laws of 1900 the Legislature spital for the treatment of incipiUnder this act the Governor was d of five trustees, whose first duty ich hospital, and after its approval ith and the Forest Preserve Board, ion and equipment of suitable buildby them and approved by the State Board of Charities. An appropriation stablish the institution. - provisions of the statute the Governor Ioward Townsend and Walter Jennings, ilis G. McDonald, of Albany; Dr. John H. d Dr. Frank E. Kendall, of Saranac Lake. subsequently elected President of the Board site chosen by the Board of Trustees was not -w legislation was enacted in 1901. 591 of the Laws of 1901 the sum of $100,000, or ceof as may be found necessary, was appropriated istruction of the necessary buildings for this institunever the site should be determined. It is contemthat these buildings shall furnish accommodations for ast 100 patients, besides the officers, employes and attendis of the hospital. The appropriation is intended to provide not only for the construction of the buildings but as well for the heating, lighting, plumbing, laundry fixtures, water supply,

REPORT. .

To the State Board of Charities:

Your Committee on the New York State Hospital for the treatment of Incipient Pulmonary Tuberculosis respectfully reports that by chapter 416 of the Laws of 1900 the Legislature made provision for a State hospital for the treatment of incipi. ent pulmonary tuberculosis. Under this act the Governor was empowered to appoint a board of five trustees, whose first duty was to select the site for such hospital, and after its approval by the State Board of Health and the Forest Preserve Board, proceed with the construction and equipment of suitable buildings upon plans adopted by them and approved by the State Architect and the State Board of Charities. An appropriation of $50,000 was made to establish the institution.

In accordance with the provisions of the statute the Governor appointed as trustees Howard Townsend and Walter Jennings, of New York; Dr. Willis G. McDonald, of Albany; Dr. John H. Pryor, of Buffalo, and Dr. Frank E. Kendall, of Saranac Lake. Mr. Townsend was subsequently elected President of the Board of Trustees. The site chosen by the Board of Trustees was not approved, and new legislation was enacted in 1901.

By chapter 691 of the Laws of 1901 the sum of $100,000, or 80 much thereof as may be found necessary, was appropriated for the construction of the necessary buildings for this institution whenever the site should be determined. It is contemplated that these buildings shall furnish accommodations for at least 100 patients, besides the officers, employes and attendants of the hospital. The appropriation is intended to provide not only for the construction of the buildings but as well for the heating, lighting, plumbing, laundry fixtures, water supply,

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