New York, October 7, 1901.
To the Editor:
—During the past week some lay and some medical journals announced that it was intended to erect in Washington a McKinley Hospital in honor of our late beloved President.Beautiful as this idea may be, I believe that a little memorial hospital, located in Washington, is not a great enough tribute to a nation's president such as was William McKinley. Furthermore, while I would not wish to say that there is no room for a hospital for the treatment of general diseases in Washington, I know that there is no urgent need for it. On the other hand, I know, and all physicians and charity workers of our large eastern and western cities will bear me out when 1 say that there is a crying and urgent need of a sanatorium, or rather several sanatoria where the many little scrofulous and tuberculous