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For the Year 1894, presented at the Annual Meeting, January 31, 1895.

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. The report begins with Admission of Patient guidelines. Medical statistics include medical and surgical cases from January 1, 1894 through December 31, 1894, 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 a report on the Connecticut Training School for Nurses.

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The Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor Press


New Haven, CT


Admission for patients, Free bed fund, Maternity births, Electric annunciator, Dispensary fire, Administrative building, Maternity building, Ambulance barn, Andrew L. Kidston, Emily M. Fitch, Housekeeping, Mrs. E. Gertrude Wiley, Connecticut Training School for Nurses, Private nursing.


The average cost for a patient was $8.00 per week. The Connecticut Training School of Nursing decided they needed their students to have more practice with maternity cases. Four beds were set up in the 3 North Ward exclusively for maternity cases. A new administrative building and maternity building are much needed. The hospital upgraded various wards in the Hospital including Bronson English and 2 west wards, two washers in laundry, electric annunciator in dispensary, plumbing in doctors’ bathroom, and new floors in private rooms. The dispensary suffered from a small fire in September, from an exploding can of boiling carbolic acid. A new barn to house the ambulances will help improve the service. The ambulance service responded to 211 calls. Nursing students remain in the school for two years of study, once completed they receive one month of vacation, before being assigned a private case for eight months.

Sixty-Eighth Annual Report of the Directors of the General Hospital Society of Connecticut