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For the year 1877, presented at the Annual Meeting, January 31, 1878.

This report includes lists of Officers of the General Hospital Society of Connecticut, members of the Medical Board, Board of Visitors, Vice-Presidents for Life, Free Bed Funds and Permanent Funds, and a Report of the Directors given by the Prudential Committee. Medical statistics include medical and surgical cases from January 1, 1877 through January 1, 1878, lists of operations, number of births, and causes of death. General statistics related to admissions, nativity of patients, age, occupation, and town included. Financial statistics for the hospital and donations received reported. The report concludes with the Report of the Board of Visitors and an Appendix regarding the guidelines for the Admission of Patients.

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Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor


New Haven, CT


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458 patients treated during the year. Honorable William Fitch, former Director, State Commissioner, and VP of the Society, died in April 1877. Mrs. Irene Larned, advocate of the hospital, also died. A new regulation was passed by the Legislature regarding admission and retention of soldier patients. The hospital income is being drastically reduced, discussion on how to reduce costs include making soap on premises and reducing staff. New superintendent, Harvey E. Moseley, was hired at a reduced cost compared to his predecessor Captain George M. White. The hospital was in deficit by $2000 for the third quarter so they asked citizens of New Haven for donations. The second Sunday of January, 1878, was observed as Hospital Sunday and collections were taken in most churches. $3,622.23 was collected. Irene Larned and Nelson A. Hotchkiss have each left $5,000 to the hospital, the Finance Committee will invest in a permanent fund.

Fifty-First Annual Report of the Directors of the General Hospital Society of Connecticut