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For the year 1879, presented at the Annual Meeting, January 29, 1880.

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, and other members. There is also a list of past officers and their terms, including corporators, presidents, vice presidents, treasurers, and secretaries. There is a list of Free Beds in Perpetuity including the Free Bed Fund and the Permanent Fund. The report of the Directors is given by the Prudential Committee. Medical statistics include medical and surgical cases from January 1, 1879 through January 1, 1880, lists of operations, number of births, and causes of death. Within the Report of the Superintendent there are general statistics related to finances, admissions, nativity of patients, age, occupation, and town of patients. There are also reports for Donations Received, Hospital Sunday Contributions, and the Treasurer’s Account. The report concludes with the Report of the Board of Visitors, guidelines for the Admission of Patients, and an Appendix regarding the Connecticut Training School for Nurses.

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Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor


New Haven, CT


John H. Starkweather, Hospital League, Connecticut Training School for Nurses


Harvey E. Mosely resigned from the office of superintendent and John H. Starkweather took his place. A new housekeeper was employed. The housekeeper, Miss Gleason, is partially responsible for cost savings in the culinary department. Expenditures were more than income, but not as much as in the previous year. Money used to make building renovations. Hospital Sunday collections helped reduce the deficit. Establishment of four free beds through the donation of Mrs. Gifford (from previous year). 407 patients during the year of 1879. The workingmen pay into the Hospital League at one dime a month and have the right to admission into the hospital. The Connecticut Training School for Nurses has asked and been granted to increase their numbers from eleven to fourteen nurses. There was a fire in October, and all the nurses were helpful in keeping the patients calm. Board of Visitor’s report contained a long piece about finances.

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