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Samaritan Free Hospital for Women and Children
SUPPORTED ENTIRELY BY VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS
ESTABLISHED 1847
LOWER SEYMOUR STREET,
PORTMAN SQUARE, W.
BRANCH:
1, DORSET STREET,
MANCHESTER SQUARE, W
Patroness.  - H.R.H. THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE
President - The Right Hon. Lord LEIGH
Vice-Presidents -Most Hon. Marquis of HERTFORD, The Right Hon. the Earl DUCIE, 
The Right Hon. Lord SELBORNE, Sir CHARLES ROWNAY, BART.
Chaplain - Rev. FRANCIS J. HOLLAND, M.A.
Treasurer - RICHARD B. WADE, Esq.   Honorary Secretary - J. LIVINGSTONE JAY, Esq.
Bankers - Sir SAMUEL SCOTT, Bart., & Co., 1, Cavendish Square
OBJECTS OF THE HOSPITAL - An In-department for the reception of poor Women. afflicted with diseases peculiar to their sex, where they have home comforts and hospital treatment without publicity; also for Children suffering from non-contagious diseases. An Out-department for such diseases of Women and all diseases of Children. To furnish attendance to Poor Married Women at their own homes during their Confinements. Children are received as In-Patients at the Branch only. 
ADMISSION FREE, WITHOUT LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
Since its foundation no less than 229,362 Women and Children have been treated in the Out-department, and 5,431 Women have been admitted as In-Patients, 547 of whom were suffering from OVARIAN TUMOUR and DROPSY - 422 WERE TREATED SUCCESSFULLY, WITH ONLY 125 DEATHS.
CONTRIBUTIONS ARE EARNESTLY SOLICITED AND MAY BE PAID TO
 GEORGE SCUDAMORE, Secretary.

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