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at Union Hospital Is Practically
on the Union Hospital is almost done and it will furnished during
the next few days and will be ready for occupancy. The house
now used by the matron and some of the women patients will be
moved westward out of the dip and will be placed south of the
main hospital. North from the main hospital building, the negro
ward is to be constructed. Materials from the old buildings
will be used, at least in part.
5, 1908, Dallas Morning News, p. 5, col. 4-5.
Fencing the property and beautifying
the grounds require work that is to engage the men employed the
rest of the winter. The hospital is for the treatment of contagious
diseases only, and is to be jointly sustained by the city and
The new well has been completed.
It has a depth of about sixty feet and a standing water supply
of twelve feet, a basin fed by running streams, making the source
of supply. The water is slightly brackish, with a sort of copperas
taste. It is cold and clear. A sample was submitted to Commissioner
Doran yesterday, and he signified his willing to accept the well
as a completed work on contract.
This well is to have a windmill
pump and the water will be put into a tank high enough to give
a good force of water for general use about the hospital and
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of Dallas Deeply
Grateful for Kindness and Treat-
ment Shown Son.
impression prevails among the majority of people that an enforced
residence at the "pest house of any city is to be dreaded
almost as much as the grave itself. The people of Dallas, whom
contagious disease have driven temporarily to the Union hospital,
return to the world, it is said, with very different ideas relative
to this important feature of the city's administration.
- July 24, 1910, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 14, col. 1.
One of our old residents, whose
boy was recently discharged from this institution after a siege
of smallpox, loudly and gratefully sings the praises of the hospital
and of the persons who are in charge. Under the capable superintendency
of Mrs. Barnes, who is ably assisted by Mrs. Ollier and the skillful
medical direction of Dr. Fields, the inmates of the establishment
not only receive the benefits of the best sanitary methods of
modern medical science, but also the kindly and sympathetic attention
of big-hearted and self-sacrificing people, according to the
Dallas citizen mentioned above.
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