Cumberland, Maryland (Medical profession and hospitals)
room for twenty-three patients in the different wards and twelve private rooms. The Board of Managers, meeting with the members of the medical profession of Cumberland, requested the medical profession to devise means by which the services of physicians and surgeons could be obtained at the least possible cost. In answer to this, Drs. C. H. Ohr, M.A.R.F. Carr, W. H. McCormick, W. W. Wiley, J. M. Spear, J. Jones Wilson, J. W. Craigen, George H. Carpenter, H. W. Hogdson, W. F. Twigg, H. B. Miller, F. Henry Charles, John A. Doerner, E. T. Duke, F. F. Greenawell, L. A. Porter and F. W. Fochtman organized themselves into the Society of Physicians and Surgeons of Cumberland, and appointed members to meet with the Board of Managers of the home. Seven of these were appointed by the governor and five elected by those who had subscribed to the home. The Board of Managers consisted of D. J. Blackiston, Mrs. P. H. Daughtrey, J. A. McHenry, Mrs. C. J. Orrick, Senator George A. Pearre, Miss Belle Resley, Mrs. W. H. Shepherd, Mrs. J. W. Avirett, Miss Mary Henderson, Miss Eula Little, Mrs. Merwin McKaig, and Mrs. B. S. Randolph. The Board of Managers were surprised to learn that the services of the physicians could be obtained gratis in all charity cases and that only in the treatment of "pay patients" would any fee be expected. The Board of Managers decided to call the new institution, "The Western Maryland Hospital."
Dr. B. Curtis Miller, surgeon in charge, announced that after January 1, 1897, there would be a free dispensary at The Western Maryland Hospital for diseases peculiar to women. Patients unable to pay would be examined and treated free of charge. Hours were from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Monday and Friday with a nurse in attendance. On January 6, 1899 the
Miller, Herman J.
Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland
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Cumberland (Md.), history
Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976