Groups Want Better Hospital Facilities for Women in 1891

Better Hospital Facilities.  The Ladies Are Anxious There for Women Patients There was a special meeting of the W. C. T. U. yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. It was held for the purpose of appointing a special committee to confer with similar committees from the Woman's Home Missionary Society and the W. E. and J. U respectively and see what steps could be taken toward establishing better hospital accommodations for sick and infirm women. At a meeting of the Woman's Home Missionary Society held last Tuesday the ladies came to the conclusion that there was a lack of accommodation for such women and an invitation was extended to the W. C. T. U. and the W. E. & I. U. [sic] to appoint special committees to meet with a like committee from the Missionary society. Miss DeCondres and Miss Mary McTeer were appointed the special committee from the W. C. T. U.  Mrs. L. C. French, by virtue of her office as superintendent of social purity of the state department W. C. T. U., will also be a member of the committee. The collective department will meet at three o'clock this afternoon and decide upon some course of action. Source:  Knoxville Daily Journal and Tribune, April 3, 1891, page 7

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