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STANDING COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN.
Agency for Assisting Mothers with Babies. Miss MARY R. Mason ..
..... Agent. MISS JEAN LOOMIS........................... Assistant Agent.
Agency for Placing Out Children. Miss ELIZABETH W. GUY
.......... Superintendent. Miss MARTHA FARKASCH, ( Miss HELEN GRIFFITHS,
......... Assistant Agents. Miss SOPHIE L. THEIS, Miss MARY A. DEACON ......
....... State Agent. MRS. LOUISE L. THURBER.....
... Financial Agent.
County Agencies for Dependent Children. Miss H. IDA CURRY....
Superintendent. Miss MARY I. BRILL...
Neuburgh Agent. Miss FLORENCE G. SMITH..
Columbia County Agent. Miss RUTH TAYLOR....
Rockland County Agent. Miss EMELYN F. PECK.
Schenectady County Agent. Miss MARY MCILWAIN...
Montgomery County Agent. Miss AMELIA CAMPBELL.
Oneida County Agent. Miss MOLLIE SPICER..
Dutchess County Agent. · Miss EMMA BROWNELL......
Herkimer County Agent. Miss MARIE L. SMITH....
Oyster Bay Agent.* Miss ANNE L. LOUDON
Rensselaer County Agent.
STANDING COMMITTEE ON HOSPITALS. HOMER FOLKS.
Secretary. BAILEY B. BURRITT..
* The agency in this town was discontinued January 1, 1910. + The agency in this county began work February 1, 1910.
SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE PREVENTION OF TUBERCULOSIS. HOMER FOLKS
Secretary. JOHN A. KINGSBURY....
Assistant Secretary. JAMES H, HUTCHENS...
Director of Exhibits. GEORGE J. NELBACH......
Director of Local Campaigns. PHILIP V, DANAHY........
Director of Labor Dept. Miss ELIZABETH B. READ.
Director of Extension Work. Miss MABEL GRAY.........
STANDING COMMITTEE ON THE INSANE.
Subcommittee on Prevention and After-Care. Miss M. V. CLARK....
.......... Secretary. Miss E. H. HORTON.
NEW YORK CITY VISITING COMMITTEE.
COCRTNAY DIYWIDDIE......................... Secretary.
.. Assistant Secretary.
THIRTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE STATE
CHARITIES AID ASSOCIATION
SUMMARY OF WORK OF PAST YEAR. 1. The Association's local committees have visited and maintained supervision over the almshouses and public hospitals in forty-three of the fifty-eight counties of the State which have such institutions, including the frequent inspection of the very large institutions in the Departments of Public Charities and of Bellevue and Allied Hüspitals in New York City.
2. Several county committees have appeared before county boards of supervisors, and the New York city visiting committee has appeared before the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, to state the needs of public charitable institutions, and to urge proper appropriations therefor.
3. All but two of the thirteen State hospitals for the insane, and seven of the State charitable institutions have been visited during the year from the central office or by the Association's local visitors to State institutions.
4. The committee on the insane's subcommittee on prevention and after care, and its four State hospital prevention and aftercare committees, which assist patients from five State hospitals, have continued their work for the prevention of insanity and the relief of those who have been insane. The agent of the subcommittee has made 617 visits to, or in behalf of 117 patients, not including 38 visits to State hospitals, has secured 34 situations and 24 country outings. .
5. The standing committee on hospitals has secured legislation creating the board of ambulance service for Greater New York, and has submitted detailed suggestions to the new Board for the reorganization of the service in accordance with the recommendations made by the committee in publication No. 99 of the State Charities Aid Association on “Ambulance Service in Greater New York.” It has aided in an effort to secure ambulance relief stations in three different sections of Greater New York, and to secure additional buildings and wings for existing hospitals, and has submitted recommendations relative to the plans for new hospitals and new additions to hospitals. It has prepared and presented to the Legislature a plan for more adequate treatment of public intoxication and inebriety, and has printed and circulated widely a pamphlet (Publication No. 108) dealing with the problem of the treatment of public intoxication. It has made an additional study of the alcoholic “repeater” or “rounder" in New York City, and will soon embody the results of this study in pamphlet form for circulation. It is carrying on an active campaign to secure action on the part of the Legislature this winter with regard to the treatment of inebriates.
6. Since October 1, 1908, the committee on the prevention of tuberculosis has pursued its educational and constructive campaign in twelve additional cities, working in coöperation with the State Department of Health. As a result of these local campaigns and the small traveling exhibits shown at forty-two county fairs and the State Fair during the summer and early autumn of 1909, as well as of systematic efforts through correspondence, local committees have been organized in forty-three cities and villages. The work accomplished through such committees may be briefly summarized as follows: Ten dispensaries established with visiting nurses; nineteen visiting nurses employed in addition to the six already in the work the previous year; eight laboratories for free examination of sputum opened; two additional bureaus for relief of needy consumptives put in operation; hospitals and pavilions built or in course of construction in six additional cities; five more county hospitals assured; six day camps operated successfully; and continuous work done along the line of education and publicity. Through the bureau of information 231,829 pieces of literature have been distributed, while regular publicity work has been pursued in the publication of a press bulletin every week, which is sent to a mailing list of 783. The work accomplished through the medium of the labor unions is shown by very gratifying results in the way of hospital provision for the care of their members, while their assistance in securing appropriations for county hospitals has been most effective.