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Letter from Jewish Ladies Benevolent Society No. 1, October 1914

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1914 demonstration doll_BF_J59_301.jpg

Title

Letter from Jewish Ladies Benevolent Society No. 1, October 1914

Description

In this letter to the Jewish Hospital board president Samuel Hess, Gussie Newberger outlines how the Jewish Ladies Benevolent Society No. 1 wants its donations to the hospital to be used. She explains that the society would like $65 spent on a “Demonstrator” doll for medical training, “in order to protect the Charity Patients from Fright [and] Exposure” from being used as learning material for medical or nursing students.

Through donations and volunteer work, the Jewish Ladies Benevolent Society No. 1 contributed to the mission, maintenance, and growth of Jewish Hospital. The Jewish Welfare Federation and the National Council of Jewish Women Louisville Section also gave critical support to the hospital.

Source

Jewish Hospital (Louisville, Ky.) Records, Filson Historical Society

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Mss. BF J59 301

Citation

“Letter from Jewish Ladies Benevolent Society No. 1, October 1914,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed July 25, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/142.

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