—The object of this Association is to maintain one or more floating hospitals on the lake, near the city, with all the necessary accommodations for infants and young children with their mothers and nurses, including boat to take them to and from the same at stated hours each day during the hot months of summer, thereby giving the sickly children of the poor all the benefits of cool and pure air a part of each day. There is probably no other public charity in the city that accomplishes as much good in promoting health and saving life, with the expenditure of the same amount of money. The following official report will show the work and expenditures of the season just closed:
Chicago, Ill., Sept. 16, 1884.
The Floating Hospital Association, in making their annual report, desire to thank those who have so generously provided the means for their summer work.