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For the year 1898, presented at the Annual Meeting, January 26, 1899.

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The Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor Press


New Haven, CT


Admission for patients, Free bed fund, Ambulance, Soldier patients, Camp wickoff, Camp niantic, Spanish-American war, Typhoid fever, Maternity ward, Elevator, Apothecary, D. P. Littlejohn, John P. Colgen, Mr. W.F. Smith, Board of Visitors, President Hon. Caleb B. Bowers, Hospital aid society, Connecticut Training School for Nurses (CTS), Private nursing, Missionary nursing.


The ambulance responded to 253 calls. The average cost for a patient was $9.47 per week. From August 14 through November 1, the hospital admitted 138 soldiers. At first the soldiers were placed in the Bronson Ward, three large tents with board floors placed outside and finally the Gifford Chapel. Typhoid fever was found at two military camps: Wickoff and Niantic, the hospital received 32 soldiers that were infected with the illness. Since there was a great surplus of patients, the hospital accrued a debt. As more patients were admitted an increase need for a; maternity ward, new kitchen, nurses dining room and elevators became apparent. Apothecary D.P. Littlejohn took a new position on the medical staff. John P. Colgen replaced Littlejohn but was succeeded by Mr. W.F. Smith in January 1899. The Board of Visitors suffered a loss by the passing of President Hon. Caleb B. Bowers. Nursing students remain in the school for two years of study, once completed they receive one month of vacation, before being assigned a private practice or missionary case for eight months.

Seventy-Second Annual Report of the Directors of the General Hospital Society of Connecticut