44 Twins Born at Institution, Report Notes
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44 Twins Born at Institution, Report Notes

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An exceptional number of twins — twenty-two pairs of them — were born during the year in the Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn, according to the annual report made public yesterday. There were 2,216 children born altogether during that period.

This non-sectarian institution of the United Hospital Fund group dealt directly or indirectly with 250,000 persons during the year. The patients in the institution itself numbered 15,165, the outside or dispensary cases totaled 46,341, and the emergency room patients, 7,743.


“But the total of 69,249 persons thus cared for does not fully measure the extent of service,” the report declares. “In a period of financial stress we are impressed with the necessity of treating not merely the illnesses of those who come to us, but also of relieving the economic distress of the patient and the patient’s family. The illness of each patient concerns other members of the patient’s family, collateral relatives and friends.

Due to an extensive free service the hospital last year incurred an operating deficit of $30,000 in the out-patient department alone. It is pointed out that many of the clinic patients are children. Innovations in the treatment of children were introduced, the report states.


In general surgery 3,602 major operations and 2,811 minor operations were performed. A total of 1,035,238 meals were served in twelve months.

Joseph J. Baker is president of the institution; Arnold M. Schmidt, president of the Nurses Training School; Sidney Weinburg, chairman of the executive committee; Harry A. Levine, chairman of the finance committee; Judge Harry E. Lewis, chairman of the medical conference committee; Miss Mary E. Pillsbury professional director; Jacob Bass, executive director, and Max Abelman, chairman of the publications committee.

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