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[[image - black & white photograph of nurse holding bowl and spoon, feeding very small child]] Support of the voluntary hospital is prudent charity. In helping to protect all, the health of each is protected. We all need the hospitals. [[image - black & white photograph of a waiting room filled to capacity with men, women and children. The women wear dresses and hats, the men in shirt-sleeves. At the far end men in white coats are speaking at small desks with individual people, within ear shot of those waiting their turn. At the back a nurse is standing]] 41,456 New York babies were born in voluntary hospitals in 1936, and received there 469,227 days of treatment and care. This was over ten and one-half per cent more "baby" care than in the previous year. In addition, bed care was given to 59,934 other children under twelve years of age. 4,221,290 visits were made to the clinics of the voluntary hospitals during the year. Ambulance and other emergency cases, treated in addition to these, numbered 241,860. The actual expense of the hospitals for each of these millions of visits averaged $1.09. Yet, the hospitals were reimbursed for less than 44 per cent of this cost. [[image - black & white photograph of woman looking from bottom of steps up into the camera, she wears dark warm jacket with a high collar, dark gloves, dark cloche hat and carries a satchel style handbag. The ground behind her is covered in snow.]] Your gift, in cash or securities, will help keep the hospitals available to care for you and yours-for all, rich and poor alike. [[image - black & white photograph of female worker attends to two huge glass boots with gauges attached, each surrounding the leg of a young boy who is lying in the hospital bed. The walls behind are bare.]] The 135 nurses, each making 9 calls per day see a total of 62,854 patients each year; the gray-uniformed Visiting Nurses Association of Brooklyn is a vital part of New York's health defenses. More than 172,800 of these calls to the sick in their homes are made free of charge, where the patient is unable to pay. "Life must be saved at all costs," say the hospitals. X-ray machines costing up to $7,754, fever cabinets costing up to $750, glass boots, and oxygen tents, are among the essential instruments you may depend on for diagnosis and treatment. Voluntary hospitals represent an investment of over $200,000,000 for defense of health. WOMEN'S GROUPS PARTICIPATING [[column one]] Babies Hospital-Cribside Social Service Committee; Board of Women Managers Beekman Street Hospital-Social Service Committee Beth-El Hospital-Women's Auxiliary Beth Israel Hospital-Social Service Committee; Ladies' Auxiliary Beth Moses Hospital-Women's Auxiliary, Social Service Committee Bronx Hospital-Ladies' Auxiliary; Esther Ruth Pinkus Association Brooklyn Home for Consumptives-Board of Managers Brooklyn Women's Hospital-Flatbush Group Bushwick Hospital-Ladies' Auxiliary Community Hospital-Ladies' Guild Coney Island Hospital-Social Service Auxiliary Cumberland Hospital-Social Service Auxiliary Flower Hospital-Ladies' Auxiliary Flushing Hospital-Women's Auxiliary French Hospital-Women's Auxiliary Greenpoint Hospital-Social Service Committee Harlem Hospital-Auxiliary Board of the T. B. Division; Social Service Committee Hospital of the Holy Family-Ladies' Auxiliary Hospital for Joint Diseases-Social Service Committee; Ladies' Auxiliary Hospital for Ruptured & Crippled-Woman's Auxiliary House of Holy Comforter-Board of Managers Jamaica Hospital-Women's Auxiliaries Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn-Women's Auxiliary, Social Service Committee Jewish Maternity Hospital-Ladies' Auxiliary Jewish Memorial Hospital-Ladies' Auxiliary Jewish Sanitarium and Hospital for Chronic Diseases-Women's Divisions Kings County Hospital-Social Service Committee Kingston Avenue Hospital-Social Service Committee Knickerbocker Hospital-Women's Committee Lebanon Hospital-Ladies Auxiliary Lenox Hill Hospital-Social Service Committee; Hygiene and Health Social Service Committee of Lenox Hill Neighborhood Association Lincoln Hospital-Social Service Committee Long Island College Hospital-The Guild Lutheran Hospital-Ladies' Auxiliary Lying-in Hospital-Ladies' Auxiliary Mary Immaculate Hospital-United Auxiliaries, Social Service Committee Memorial Hospital-Social Service Committee Methodist Episcopal Hospital-Florence Nightingale Federation; Social Service Guild Metropolitan Hospital-Social Service Auxiliary Misericordia Hospital-Ladies' Auxiliary [[/column one]] [[column two]] Montefiore Hospital-Ladies' Auxiliary Society; Social Service Committee Mount Sinai Hospital-Social Service Auxiliary Neurological Institute-Social Service Committee New York Eye & Ear Infirmary-Social Service Committee New York Foundling and St. Ann's Maternity Hospital-Ladies' Auxiliary New York Hospital-Social Service Committee New York Infirmary for Women and Children-Social Service Committee New York Polyclinic Hospital-Social Service Auxiliary New York Post Graduate Hospital-Social Service Committee, Babies' Wards Committee, Babies' Wards Guild, Children's Orthopaedic & Surgical Wards Committees, Cardiac Clinic Committee Norwegian Lutheran Hospital-Ladies' Auxiliary, Women's Guild Presbyterian Hospital-Vanderbilt Clinic Auxiliary Prospect Heights Hospital-Woman's Auxiliary Queens General Hospital-Social Service Auxiliary Reconstruction Hospital-Woman's Auxiliary Richmond Memorial Hospital-Women's Auxiliary Rockaway Beach Hospital-Ladies' Auxiliary Roosevelt Hospital-Social Service Committee St. Andrew's Convalescent Hospital-Ladies' Committee St. Anthony's Hospital-Social Service Auxiliary St. Catherine's Hospital-Ladies' Aid Society; Hospital Guild St. Charles Hospital-Hospital Guild St. Clare's Hospital-Ladies' Auxiliary St. Elizabeth's Hospital-Ladies' Auxiliary St. John's Hospital, Brooklyn-Social Service Committee St. John's Hospital, Long Island City-Hospital Guild St. Joseph's Hospital-Ladies' Aid Society St. Luke's Hospital-Social Service Committee St. Mary's Hospital, Brooklyn-Social Service Committee, Ladies' Aid, Junior Auxiliary St. Peter's Hospital-Ladies' Auxiliary St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan-Ladies' Auxiliary St. Vincent's Hospital, Staten Island-Ladies' Auxiliary Seton Hospital-Ladies' Auxiliary Staten Island Hospital-Women's Auxiliary; Social Service Committee Sydenham-Ladies' Auxiliary; Social Service Committee Tonsil Hospital-Ladies' Auxiliary Visiting Nurse Association of Brooklyn West Side Hospital-Woman's Auxiliary Woman's Hospital-Assistant Board Wyckoff Heights Hospital-Ladies' Auxiliary, Junior Ladies' Aid Society [[/column two]]
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