Medicine: Downtown for Tommies

Rickety little Broad Street Hospital, in the swarming alleys of Manhattan's financial district, has patched up many a cut finger and sprained ankle for brokers and clerks. Two years ago the hospital went bankrupt. Last year it was reorganized. The new directors changed its name to Downtown Hospital, chipped in $50,000 to keep it going. But everyone still called it Broad Street; and still the bills piled up.

Last week Downtowners had a new scheme. Dr. William Sharpe, president of the medical board, offered the hospital's 125 beds to the British Government for wounded British soldiers. Said Dr. Sharpe: "It is recognized...

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