Perforation of the Stomach and Intestine by Foreign Bodies That Have Been Swallowed

F. S. Watson
1915 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
Any new project involving more expense to those of limited means, even though it may bring better service, is bound to be a losing business. Those interested already recognize this feature and are making preparations to appeal to the community, especially to the women of the community, for at least partial support. The plan is not to give such service free, but to urge all patients to pay the cost, probably from $10 to $15 for complete nursing and medical care, or perhaps $5 where the patient
more » ... where the patient has her own private physician. The obstetrician's time at the clinic will be given free by the committee of the Women's Municipal League. Our experience in East Boston during the first year of that clinic, where patients were asked to pay $10.00, was that we received an average of a little over $7.00. This is probably a greater proportion of the worth of such service than is paid by the students at Harvard College toward their educational advantages. Thus we do not consider that we are in any way pauperizing the community.
doi:10.1056/nejm191504291721703 fatcat:nbyzab7izbcjpdhd2lvuruzw4a