Special Firemen’s Hospital Planned

Issue 2 and Volume 81.

Special Firemen’s Hospital Planned Firemen of Philadelphia, Pa., and their families will have complete hospitalization, in fact the best ever attempted in this country, when the plan of Dr. Hubley R. Owen, chief surgeon of the Department of Public Safety materializes. The idea has the approval of Director Elliot. The wives and children of the firemen and policemen will be assured of the best medical attention and surgical treatment from the greatest experts in the city. Under the plan which has been launched by the Bureau of Police and Fire, a welfare fund is established by each man voluntarily contributing one dollar a month for a year. It has been estimated that at the end of the first year there will be $65,000 on hand. It is planned to eventually erect a special hospital in Philadelphia solely for the use of firemen, policemen and their families. Public subscriptions will be…

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