Hospital for Diseases of Women

The Liberator, December 4, 1863, pg 3 has an article, Special Hospital for Lying-In Patients and Diseases of Women.  The Hospital “has now been under trial in Boston, for nearly two years. … It has exceeded beyond the most sanguine expectations of those interested; the demand for admission having often exceeded the capacity of the building temporarily in use …. It has therefore been decided to establish the institution upon a permanent basis; and, as its benefits are for the community at large, to seek from that community cooperation and material aid, in the firm belief that the usefulness of the institution has now been fully proved, and the necessity for a building more appropriate to its purposes made evident … It is estimated that a building costing $35,000 will secure these ends.  As much more will be necessary to establish thirty-five beds upon a permanent foundation….”

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