Sheridan Delepine
1898 The Lancet  
835 readers who have not seen its annual report for 1897 will be interested to learn that it is described therein as " a nursing school for all England." The west-end philanthropist, though far too polite to say o, appears to think the east-end doctor neither a man of education nor a man of honour. He does not ask us for help or advice in conducting a most difficult and essentially professional enterprise ; he does not deign to employ logical arguments to meet our objections; and, finally, as
more » ... and, finally, as instance Mr. Pritchard, he is surprised and a little hurt because we are not content to hold our tongues and squeeze what indirect advantage we can from an institution supported by charity. While we are willing to accept the larger share of blame for this as due to our supineness in the past we insist that concession should not be wholly on our side and hope that in the face of recent difficulties and failures the house committee of the Plaistow Maternity Charity will adopt the two initial reforms we are suggesting-viz. : (a) abolition of all fees in maternity cases and (b) adequate representation of the local medical profession upon the committee of management. We are, Sirs, yours faithfully, R. BLTKSH. FRAS. E. BROMLEY.
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