Other Articles Clipping from Baltimore Sun, Sat, Sep 10, 1910.

Clipped from US, Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore Sun, September 10, 1910

FOR SICKrfolk.a*.r. L. P C.» 01 .474 ) 07 .422 08 .398WithoutECORDBest Oftn«t lalllllnaain.. Sept. ait races trotting g withintbe rec-in Cleve-riven by York.nd nego-ik under tablisbed1C is con-li thing*.an made iona de-ie of toil rae here ia of tbe wept tbegniflcent\ Its fCet rept into fflrult to led tinder rom the lot then ad been shed tbe Billings by quar-; second, *4. 8um-i fleet.n■ * • • 1 . • « . $ , • •. 4 . * * 1■... 5i five).dieDrt. Schorer And Bran* Differ OverFloating Hotpital.DI8AGREE ON MAINTENANCEOne tkmy Wilson flsaatorlnm Sup* piles Detnsad Hero, While OtherThinks Bmr Breese Necessary.(two InAeirt,#*•«•* i i3I 4 4:bree)^rm, ...611 ... 1 4 !... f 2 ... S I... i 9 ... 4 I-e of tbete Greatet were14 pafte. finished.Dr. E. H. Schorer, who has been connected with tbe Thomas Wilson Sanatorium, Mount Wilson, Baltimore county,since 1902, and who was at one time con. nected with tbe Boston Plotting Hospital, has written a letter to Dr., R. Martin Bruns, who ia beading a movement for tbe establishment of a floating hospital in this city, condemning tbe project.10 his letter Dr. Schorer says that tbts city at present is well supplied with hospitals and argues that additional funds could be used to better advantage by enlarging the plant and scope of tbe work the Thomas Wilson Sanatorium. The letter is as follows:Baltimore, Sept. 7.My Deer Dr. Brunt: In various issuesof tbe city papers I have observed that you are beading a movement for the establishment of a floating hospital for Baltimore, and, as you probably know. I was interviewed by a reporter of The Slx on thisquestion some time ago.It has been my great pleasure to have been at one time intimately connected with tbe Boston Floating Hospital while at the Thomas Wilson Sanatorium off and on since 1902. Being associated with both places. I therefore feel at liberty to write you concerning tbe advisability of the establishment of a floating hospital for Baltimore and wish to point out to you some of the serious disadvantages a floating hospital has over a land hospital such as Baltimore has at Mount Wilson.“Ralarge Wilson Plant.”In the first place, I believe Baltimore is at present supplied with a hospital most admirably equipped for summer work, a hospital sueh as could very easily be in creased in capacity and in scope of work If the necessary funds were available. The Thomas Wilson Sanatorium has never refused admission to any deserving case. I, too, realise, however, that probably the sanatorium does not reach all patients that ought to come for treatment, although thenumber that is reached now is very much larger than was formerly the case. Would It not possibly be better to use any additional funds for tbe enlargement Of tbe plant and tbe scope of work at the Tbomns Wilson Sanatorium rather than duplicate a complete plant?I appreciate very much and have always admired the valuable work done at the Boston Floating Hospital, however, the cost of running a floating hospital greatly exceeds the cost of running a land hospital. As you have observed, at Boston there are at least three separate department* In the hospital—medical staff, the saving crew and tbe steward's department. Our navigation laws are such that the saving crew Is necessarily an expensive one. Thn sanatorium at Mount Wilson takes care of about 300 patients each year o nan expenditure not exceeding $9,000.Sea Breese A Problem.This, as you will realize, is much less than for the same number of patients at the Boston Floating Hospital. Then, too, I believe it to be a misconception that on the water we have good sea breezes. It would be practically impossible to have the boat under steam all day ; so that the boat must come to anchor for several hours during the day, during which time only a part on board ran enjoy the sea breezes, while the rest of the boat is ventilated only with difficulty. Everyone knows that ventilation aboard ship Is the most important and difficult problem. On the land hospital, such as we have at Mount Wilson, we also hav** good breezes and we have the further advantage of being able tomove onr patients to tbe different parts of the wards and under trees with tbe change of conditions of temperature and wind.Another question that is of gTeat importance is tbe fact that it Is necessary to have the boat at the dock a large part of the day. In Boston, you know, the hospital is at the dock from 5 o’clock In the evening until 9 o'clock in the morning. You have correctly emphasized the nndeslrabii Ity of the Baltimore harbor and a pier hoapltai In Baltimore, but you have apparently forgotten that the floating hos-latter, In part, foWilson, bat argued that a floating hospitalwould aid materially ita uaefulaeas HI*allow*; \Baltimore, Sept. 9.My dear Dr. Hohorer: let me thank yon for your letter of September 7, which I have Just received. I am always glad to hkve intelligent criticism and am fully aware of the fact that to accomplish any undertaking In this world one must not only »« the hammer, bpt the anvil as wen.But while I am interested in your views on the subject I fear that I do not agree with them, and therefore, tltke this opportunity of answering your argument# against my proposed plan.First—That any additional funds sub-acribed could be better employed by developing the Mount Wilson Sanatorium. I do not for a moment wish to decry or minimizetn any way the excellent work which is being done at that institution, but it is a matter of record that both ia Boaton and New York the beads of the land hospitals for children are either on the visiting or consulting staff of the floating hospitals, and in addition have penonally expressed their views to me that such a hospital Is a valuable aid to them in treating the sick children of their respective cities.Secondly—The cost of maintaining threeseparate departments—medical staff, saving crew and steward’s department. I have already stated the amount necessary to equip and maintain the kind of bospttsl 1 have lu mind. At Mount Wilson you maintain a medical staff and steward's de partm^nt and also pay the nurses' salaries as well, whereas experience has proven that there is no difficulty in obtaining nurse* for their mere laundry expenses on the boat at. Boston. A sum of $3.00 per week is allowed for this and nurses from every recognized training school in the country annually apply for positions on the boat that they may gain the Invaluable experience which is there put at their disposal. Of the 73 nurses on the Boston boat onlythe day and night superintendents receivepay. This saving alone would pay the expense of the saving crew.Thirdly—The difficulty of ventilation while tbe boat is at anchor. In Boston, again, a most elaborate forced-air plant was Installed at a cost greater than the total amount which I am now asking for, and this year it will be removed entirely, as experience has proven that with larger windows and a small electric fan all the airdesirable can be obtained.Fourthly—That it is necessary to have the boat at dock a large part of the day. You say that the Boston Hospital Is at dock from 5 in the evening until 9 in the morning. In this you are mistaken (possibly this change was made since you were there), as tbe boat Is taken out into the bay as soon as the day patients have landed and the visiting staff has made its visit and remains at anchor until the following morning. I certainly have no Idea of lying moored within even long-distance smelling of our harbor.The past has proven that a floating hospital fills a need which cannot be met in any other way, and in view of tbis I believe with Lowell that A thorn of experience is worth a wilderness of warning.'*HEAVY FINE FOR NEGROCost* Him 910 And 30 Days In JailFor Alleged Assault.Charged with throwing George Woodward, the 4-year-old son of Mrs. Mary Woodward, 640 Lexington street, on the pavement, cutting his mouth, Andrew Camphor, colored, 704 Penn alley, was yesterday afternoon fined $10 and costs and committed to Jail for 30 days by Justice Lo-den, of the Western district.According to Mr. Adrian Oudesluys, 201Piper Building, Camphor became enragedwith the child because he was near himwhile unloading ice at 635 West Lexingtonstreet. The negro, it was testified, tookhold of tbe boy and threw him to tha ground with such force that tbe child's face was cut. Camphor alleged he took hold of the child to prevent a cake of ice from falling on him.i ..11oi m.iof ho at the dock a 111rsre nart ofCur Strike* Mr. Loots M. Fo*.Mr. Louis M. Fox, 52 years old, 1877 East North avenue, while crossing Gay street at Biddle yesterday afternoon, was struck by a car of tbe Gay street line. He was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where it was found he sustained n lacerated scalp and bruised back. After receiving treatment be went to his home.MEN'S FURNISHINGS.4